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Mote Membership Benefits
Love the sea? Then go overboard by becoming a Mote Member today! Mote Membership directly supports our research programs, as well as Mote Aquarium and our education programs that teach the public about the sea.

As a Mote Member, you'll get an insider's view of our research, have unlimited access to our visitor-friendly Aquarium, receive special educational opportunities and get regular updates about Mote science.

  • Admission with your guests to Mote Aquarium for one year.**
  • Reciprocal benefits granting Mote members discounted admission to more than 100 zoos, aquariums and gardens across the country and in Canada and Mexico. Learn about our Reciprocal Benefits Partners and how to use these benefits.
  • Discounts on most purchases at Mote Aquarium gift shops, on education programs (including summer camps and family programs), on children's Birthday Parities and Breakfast at Mote for adults and on the Sarasota Bay Explorer boat cruise.
  • Special Members' rates for the annual Special Lecture Series. The Special Lecture Series is an evening lecture series featuring renowned scientists and experts speaking on many fascinating marine-related topics. Lectures are normally scheduled between January and March.
  • Subscription to Mote publications: Mote E-News (a monthly e-mail newsletter of Mote happenings), Mote Magazine, a publication covering the stories of Mote's sea science research.
  • Early registration for Mote Summer Camps (for "Seahorse Herd" membership levels and above.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

**Please note: We hope you enjoy sharing Mote Aquarium with your friends and families, but please remember that one of the named adult members on your membership card must be present for a membership to be valid. Photo IDs will be requested with your current membership card upon admission to Mote Aquarium.


Mote Membership Levels
New for 2014! In order to better serve our members' needs, we have made improvements to the Mote Membership levels offered. Please review the list below or click here for a downloadable PDF of the updates.

*Please Note: The adult member named on the card must be present at admission for the membership to be valid.  Please be prepared to show photo ID.

    • LOGGERHEAD ~ $65
      Unlimited free visits to Mote Aquarium for the individual cardholder for one year. (Total of one.*)
    • DOLPHIN PAIR ~ $80
      Unlimited free visits to Mote Aquarium for the cardholder and one guest to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of two.*)
    • MANATEE FAMILY ~ $110-One Year; $190-Two Years
      Unlimited free visits for the cardholder and up to three guests to Mote Aquarium for one or two years.
      (Total of four.*)
    • JELLYFISH FAMILY ~ $160-One Year; $280-Two Years
      Unlimited free visits for the cardholder and up to five guests to Mote Aquarium for one or two years. (Total of six.*)
    • SEAHORSE HERD ~ $300
      Unlimited free visits for cardholder and up to seven guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of eight.*)
    • SEA STARS ~ $500
      Unlimited free visits for cardholder and up to nine guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of 10.*)
    • ANGELFISH - $1,000
      Unlimited free visits for cardholder and up to eleven guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of 12.*)
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.

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