Mote Marine Laboratory And AquariumCurrently Closed
- Address: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9413884441
- Ticket Price: 20 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Aquarium, Family And Kids
Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium - Review
This is a complete Non-Profit organization that aims at researching and developing the science of marine world through its displays in the marine and estuarine laboratories. All these divisions possess the most advanced standard of technology. Among all these things the best part is that all its work and displays are opened to the public to get an insight into the mesmerizing world of marine life.
The laboratory and aquarium used to be known as The Cape Haze Marine Laboratory till 1967. This was founded by Dr. Eugenie Clark in 1955 and named in the honor of William R. Mote, his wife Lenore and sister Betty Mote Rose. Initially the research was mostly based on sharks that soon evolved to proceed to many other branches in this field.
The aquarium is the public portion where the developments of the research and the fantastic collection of the rare marine species are on display. Apart from just being a gallery this can anytime be regarded as an educational institution that proves that learning can be fun as well. There is also a fish farm and a cafe inside the gallery.
Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium Ticket Prices
- Seniors (more than 65 yrs) $18.75; Youth (4-12 yrs) $14.75; Children (0-3 yrs) free; Members free.
How To reach Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.
Restaurants Near Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium
- Deep Sea Diner
- Old Salty Dog
- New Pass Grill and Bait Shop
- Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
- Chart House
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95% of people who visit Sarasota include Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
79.17% of people start their Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium
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Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium, Sarasota Reviews
We had a great experience here! Lots of sea life that I had never seen before. The otter demonstration was really cool too. Having had a baby otter come lay on my foot while I was standing fishing one time, otters have always had a close place in my heart. The staff was very nice and had frequent encounters with them coming up to ask if we had questions as well as give helpful information. We stopped for milkshakes in the diner and they were delicious. Overall it was an excellent experience and plan to visit again soon.
We mainly visited Mote to see the manatees but the other creatures at the zoo sounded good too. We’re on vacation from the UK and having been to lots of aquariums at home and in Europe this is our favourite! We spent about 5 hours here and had lunch in the little cafe which was lovely and cool as it was a really hot day and the animals are in both indoor & outdoor tanks. We watched the manatees, otters & gators being fed which was interesting & fun. It was great to use the ‘touch’ tanks to experience what rays, urchins, horseshoe crabs etc, something UK aquariums won’t let you do now. We stayed for a last circuit of the center once the crowds had gone at 4.30pm when you could get close to the exhibits, the otters put on a great show play fighting and jumping in an ice box to cool off! As a family of 4 with kids 15 & 19 it was a fantastic experience for $80 with coupons which we all thoroughly enjoyed, cheers to all the great staff!
We very much enjoyed the aquarium and amazing animals. Make sure you visit Buffet the Manatee! I also enjoyed how most of the staff took the time to show my 3 year old son the animals, told us more about the animals, and answered all of his questions. The staff made it very enjoyable for us! The gift shop was a bit on the pricey side and make sure you drive to the other building and not walk to it. Especially if it is a hot day. No one did a good job explaining how far that was to us. 😳
We took our daughter here for the first time recently, and we all enjoyed it. Lots of cool things to look at, and they even have a little dining area. I didn't realize that there were two buildings, plus another area for birds, so be prepared for a lot of walking. We had a lot of fun though. I loved the jellyfish! Great place for a family outing.
A bit pricey but the money goes to keep the place up and for marine research so... Had a good time. Lots of fish, interesting to see so many seahorses and read about efforts to protect them. Ever seen a pygmy seahorse? Maybe they are not called that but they are spectacular! So cute! Lots of sharks. You can even touch some of them. The otters were adorable. They had a few sea turtles and a big area with sea turtle information. Really it was a great way to spend a couple of hours.