Mote Marine Laboratory

Dive into the Aquarium

Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.

Come meet our fish. And our scientists. Our working aquarium gives you an up-close experience with a variety ofmarine animals and fish, including two touch tanks and a 135,000 gallon shark habitat. You can also witness our scientific research—as it happens—in viewable working laboratories.

Be sure to say “Hi” to some of our star residents like the manatees Hugh and Buffett, and the sea turtles Caleb, Hang Tough, Harry, Shelley and Montego. More than 100 species of marine life call Mote their home, and you are more than welcome to meet them all.

Mote Aquarium is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has met rigorous, professional standards for animal care, wildlife conservation and research, education and more.

Tickets can be purchased onsite or online. *Please note discounts, coupons and promotions are not available with online ticket purchases. General admission includes access to The Aquarium, the Ann and Alfred E. Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center and Immersion Cinema.

 

The ocean is our passion. And science is our catalyst to help our oceans heal, thrive and continue to be havens of sustainable life, life-improving science and life-giving solutions. The brightest minds will have the greatest impact on our lives. And some of the world’s most inspired scientific minds in the ocean community are right here at Mote Marine Laboratory. 

The two elements that have made us a world-renowned entity capable of bringing meaningful change to the oceans are our research and the scientists conducting it every day. 

Beginning in 1955 with Dr. Eugenie Clark’s foundation of shark research, we have expanded into more than 24 diverse research programs focusing on today’s challenges as well as identifying and addressing future impacts. The advancement of this kind of research is vital to unlocking potential solutions to some of today’s most daunting global challenges. 

Features:

Touch pools
Viewable working labs
Interactive exhibits
Sharks
Manatees
Sea Turtles
Rehabilitation center
Immersion cinema

Location Details:

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota
Florida
34236
(941) 388-4441
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