Park Museum Collection Profile
Padre Island National Seashore

Collection SummaryThe PAIS museum collections includes a seashell collection, herbarium, insect collection, photographic collection, archives, wet specimen collection, archaeological objects, and historic objects related to the park's history. Included among the historic objects are at least 143 Spanish real coins dating from the wreck of three Spanish ships on the island in 1554. This is the largest collection of Spanish reals in the National Park Service. The historic collection also includes several dozen concretions from the wrecks along with other items.

Collection Size 45,373
Facilities Exhibiting Museum Items Malaquite Visitor Center
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