Join us during Morning Rounds

You can learn even more about the animals that live at Mote Aquarium by joining us on Morning Rounds. Up to three guests can spend about 90 minutes meeting several Mote aquarists as they care for our fish and invertebrates. On Morning Rounds, guests will get to help feed the fish, see how we maintain habitats and learn more about how we keep our animals healthy.

Morning Rounds are for guests ages 10 and older and offered on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays only. Cost is $40 per person or $35 for Mote Members. Registration does not include p
rice of admission to Mote Aquarium.

Reservations are required. For reservations, please contact the Group Sales Office at (941) 388-4441, ext. 348, or e-mail Please note that guests younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

About Us

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.