Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
Porcupinefish - Porcupinefish at Mote Aquarium
Porcupinefish - Porcupinefish at Mote Aquarium
Hang Tough - Hang Tough at Mote Aquarium
Hang Tough - Hang Tough at Mote Aquarium
Manatee boop at Mote Aquarium
Manatee boop at Mote Aquarium
Hugh and Buffett - Hugh and Buffett at mote Aquarium
Hugh and Buffett - Hugh and Buffett at mote Aquarium
Sandbar shark
Sandbar shark
Squirt - Squirt at Mote Aquarium
Squirt - Squirt at Mote Aquarium
Stingrays at Mote Aquarium
Stingrays at Mote Aquarium
Otters at Mote Aquarium
Otters at Mote Aquarium
Roseate Spoonbill at Mote Aquarium
Roseate Spoonbill at Mote Aquarium

At Mote Aquarium you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable working labs, and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of the adjoining Mote Marine Laboratory. See more than 100 marine species – most found in Florida waters – including sharks, manatees, sea turtles and fish of all shapes and sizes. General admission includes access to Mote Aquarium and the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center. Mote offers a variety of educational programs for people of all ages, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities.

  • Beaches & Parks Details
    • Equipment/Facility Rental
    • Restrooms
    • Wildlife/Bird Watching
  • Facility Amenities
    • Family-Friendly
  • General Information
    • Admission
      • Adults (13 & older): $24
      • Youth (ages 3-12): $18 Children
      • Ages 0-2: Free
    • Days Open
      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Total Meeting Rooms
    5
  • Largest Meeting Room
    4,300 square feet
  • Total Meeting Space
    10,000 square feet