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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
+1 706-453-2920
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Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (308 reviews)
“shark tank” (107 reviews)
“touch tank” (63 reviews)
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1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
+1 706-453-2920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Aquarium was fun to go through. There are several buildings and one price covers them all, but be prepared to walk. Volunteers offer interesting tidbits about each of the animals or fish and take great pride in their jobs. They are kind and courteous...More

Thank kthomas013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice representation of Florida sea life. There is also fresh water exhibits. The staff were very informative and friendly. Very knowledgeable. Interesting exhibits.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took our grandkids here and they loved it. It is an interactive experience that allows you to see everything up close. Look for guide books with discount coupons to reduce the entry fee.

Thank jbastedo99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice visit. I will be back at some point. You can tell it is a working lab with the reproduction research going on.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went as a family group of ten people from three generations! The staff is so helpful and pleasant! The whole experience was very educational and taught us a lot about the local marine life and the other animals. Everyone from our groups thought it...More

Thank Delmas G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have lost track of how many times I've visited this aquarium. It makes sense for me to obtain a membership for this fantastic place, and I have such a great experience here each time I visit. Every once in a while, there's something new...More

Thank Duy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on recommendation of friends. Very nice aquarium. More importantly were the volunteer docents who were everywhere helping instruct you on what you were viewing. They were so helpful and friendly. Made the visit great.

Thank jkfb1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people working there took pride in showing us around and answering our questions. They have a nice variety to see.

Thank Arlinda78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited one afternoon with my wife, out celebrating our anniversary. We have lived here for years, but never visited Mote. It’s a beautiful little aquarium with a great layout. It’s a great display of local wildlife, including sea turtles, manatees, and river otters. Also offers...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large facility that is spread out over multiple separate buildings so make sure you familiarize yourself with everything in advance of your visit by researching their web site or arriving early and digesting the comprehensive visitor guide given out at the admissions...More

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10 January 2018|
Response from Melissa 9 |
$22 for adults, kids 0-2 & active duty military are free.
Ann M
6 January 2018|
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Response from Justdesert4me | Reviewed this property |
No senior pricing. You can get a membership for a reasonable price that permits subsequent free admission; number of persons admitted based on membership levels.