Nice place to take children to pass a few hours. The aquarium isn't very large and was not crowded when we went. There was a sea lion show and the kids took pics with the animals.
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About Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
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We visited on a weekday in July and it was hot but the exhibits offered some areas with air conditioning. Educational and fun.
Mote Marine Lab and Aquarium is a good place to spend a couple of hours. There are a number of interesting exhibits of fish and other marine animals. The shark tank was cool to look into from the under water windows. There is a dedicated...More
We have been going to Mote for over 20 years! It is a wonderful aquarium with many educational programs as well. Perfect for kids and adults of all ages. Our favorite is of course the manatees. They have 2 of the most adorable manatees who...More
Our family including small children, teenagers, and seniors had a blast!! Every year we visit Mote. This year we opted for a special change and decided on the boat tour! We were able to see dolphins manatees and many beautiful birds! Snacks and drinks are...More
We stopped by Mote on a recent daytrip to Sarasota and wished we had more time to spend there! It was fabulous, and the volunteers and workers were so engaging, friendly, and informative. While we were only able to squeeze in about an hour of...More
This was our first time at the Mote Aquarium. We loved watching the Manatees and the Octopus the most. We came at lunch time so we got to watch the feedings. I'd suggest you check the feeding schedule as they are more active and fun...More
My daughter wants to be aquatic vet so we like going to Marine centers. Mote has a shark exhibit that is pretty cool. Get there early so you can watch the sharks feed. Majority of exhibits are outside so it can get pretty hot. Everyone...More