Mommy and Me at Mote
On Thursdays and select Fridays & Saturdays, kids and their favorite adults learn together during Mommy and Me at Mote by participating in marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories and role playing exercises. Afterward, they enjoy special guided visits to a Mote exhibit.
On Tuesdays, kids and their favorite adults explore coastal habitats by wading in the water and collecting marine animals with dip nets. Tuesday classes, known as Exploring the Bay, depend on good weather, and kids and adults need to wear closed-toed, closed-heel water shoes. Activities in Tuesday classes repeat every week, but the animals we find will provide an element of surprise!
Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.