„The Answers are in the Ocean“
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
If you are in the Venice area, be sure to visit this fantastic presentation of marine life in Sarasota!
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.
- Bay Walk and Talks
- Birthday Parties
- Breakfast Programs
- Eco Boat Tours
- Morning Rounds
- Research Charters
- Seahorse Lab Tours
- Shark Encounters
You may also join one of Mote’s Science Cafés in a local restaurant and take part in lively discussions.
Especially families love interactive, hands-on eco-adventures on the Sea Life Encounter Cruise. Eco Boat Tours are ideal for kids and a fun and fascinating extension of any visit to The Aquarium. Meet our marine natives — dolphins, manatees, osprey, eagles and other marine birds in their natural settings — and learn more about Florida wildlife from the ship’s biologist.
How about a Full Moon Paddle? Take a break from the sun and join them for an evening paddle as they explore Florida’s coastal waters at dusk. Discover the animals that bring Sarasota Bay to life at night while taking a relaxing paddle on the moonlit water.
Mote – Marine Laboratory&Aquarium started in 1955 with Dr. Eugenie Clark’s foundation of shark research and is now more than 200 employees strong, including more than 30 Ph.D. scientists. They conduct groundbreaking research with more than 20 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.
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Ph: (941) 388-4441
Website for info, hours and prices: https://mote.org/
Photos: credit to Mote Marine Lab