Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium

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About Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium, Sarasota

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 Tickets Prices

  • Seniors (more than 65 yrs) $18.75; Youth (4-12 yrs) $14.75; Children (0-3 yrs) free; Members free.

How To Get To 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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Address: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States

Phone: +1-9413884441

Ticket Price: 20 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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  • Went with my 15 month old twins. While they are young, they are very attentive. There wasn't much to see. We were there and gone within 30 minutes. And that was a stretch back at the few fish tanks again. Hour and a half each way to get there. 22 per adult to get in....absolute waste of a day. And so very hot. The air conditioned areas were still very sticky.

  • Fantastic Aquarium!! My family and I are so glad we were recommended by our server at Beach House to go. We have been to many aquariums around the state of Florida, but we have not seen a nicer aquarium. The staff was fantastic. There were so many tanks with awesome fish. We have been coming to Anna Marie island every year to vacation for the past 12 years. We will be adding the Mote Marine Aquarium to our yearly agenda. DO NOT HESITATE TO GO!!

  • Had a great time at the aquarium. The jelly fish and seahorses are beautiful and the manatee is massive. The best part was the Eco tour. We went at 4pm and saw many dolphins, caught puffer fish and crabs and other small fish and invertebrates. At the end we saw two sharks hunting and attacking fish at the top of the water which was incredible. Our tour guide was Ashley and she made it fun and educational. She was easy to talk to and very friendly.

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  • The volunteers are amazing! Love this family gem! Updated to 7/15/17: Still amazing! Loved the addition of the otters. Our girls had a great time (ages 4 & 6). The volunteers are still so full of information and great with children.

  • I really enjoyed going to the Mote! What a great treat for the locals of Sarasota and even the tourists. They have lots of tanks with beautiful sea life; fish, star fish, jellyfish, crabs, octopus, and so much more. They have a shark tank and not far from the main building is a secondary building with manatees, crocs, turtles and otters. I had a great time. I think about 2 - 3 hours would be a good amount of time.

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