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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Very Interesting

It's a little rough around the edges, but it is a very interesting way to spend an afternoon. They... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GreenGazoo
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Monkton, Vermont
Good aquarium

Informative and attentive staff. Takes about 2-3 hours to go through. Average aquarium, no... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AR4024
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.
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1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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+1 706-453-2920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a little rough around the edges, but it is a very interesting way to spend an afternoon. They really take their holiday decorating seriously.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GreenGazoo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Informative and attentive staff. Takes about 2-3 hours to go through. Average aquarium, no complaints. Probably good for kids as there is a lot of hands on stuff and many touch tanks (most included with admission).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AR4024
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well done marine exhibits featuring the conservation work done by Mote Marine Laboratory. Great volunteer docents available for questions. Amazing seahorse exhibits including dwarf and baby carrying males.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laurel G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a smaller aquarium. it does not compare to major east coast aquariums. Cost is $ 22 for adults. The otter exhibit is nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gillesl893
Reviewed 3 days ago

If in or anywhere near Sarasota, this is a place you must see. This aquarium offers so much to see and learn. You will walk away with an appreciation of why we need to take better care of our oceans and the creatures that live...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2willdo
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must-see! This was a fun and educational day marveling the oceanic sea life of these fascinating marine creatures and animals by walking around and seeing a few shows starring their underwater cast of majestic sea animals. They also have beautiful souvenirs and jewelry in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank amyharding81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love aquariums and try to go if one is close by. We made a special trip to the Mote Aquarium as my daughter is a freshman majoring in marine biology, environmental science, and pre-vet. She has loved aquariums since a very young age and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 01FeisMom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s expensive if you want to race through the exhibits. But take your time and read and discover. My wife and I spent an hour in the inside part of the aquarium. Missed the outside portion altogether because we just ran out of time. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Huskerthedog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleased with the wide assortment of mammals and fish at this aquarium. The displays were very well presented and very clean. The staff on duty were very friendly and readily available to answer questions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bzhands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific afternoon enjoying all the exhibit the staff were very knowledgeable. We took our time at each stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
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BrendaL2153
9 December 2018|
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Response from WorldTravellerMan | Reviewed this property |
NO, there is no live dolphin show at the Mote.
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ARnana53
11 February 2018|
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Response from RckMtn12 | Reviewed this property |
No active duty only.
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