Adopt An Animal at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium!

Do you have a special someone that'd you'd like to adopt an animal for this Valentine's Day? Or maybe even yourself? Check out our three Valentine's Day Adopt packages below! After all, everyone knows (plush) otters, octopuses and alligators are cuddly! All three adopts come with a plush heart and a valentine. (Since octopuses have three hearts, this package comes with three plush hearts!) Make sure you check "I'd like to make this a Valentine!" at checkout.

Send your significant otter an otterly adorable valentine!
Send to your significant otter!


Who will octopi your heart?


No valentine? Love bites!

About animal adoptions

Looking to give a meaningful gift that gives back? Or looking for a fun, easy way to support Mote? Then our Adopt an Animal program is perfect for you!  The hardest part of our program is choosing the animal you wish to adopt. Pick from an alligator, jellyfish, manatee, octopus, otter, seahorse, sea turtle and shark. Mote’s Adopt an Animal program offers two adoption levels:

Our $30 entry level is ideal for individuals looking to give back, this level includes an adoption certificate, a letter from the animal’s caregiver and a photo sent to you via email as a special thanks from Mote.

Our $100 level* is the perfect gift for a loved one, complete with an adoption kit that includes a personalized adoption certificate, a letter from the animal’s caregiver, a photo of the animal with a fact sheet, an Adopt and Animal window cling and a plush animal toy! All of the money raised from the Adopt an Animal program directly benefits Mote Aquarium and the animals inside it! For frequently asked questions about our Adopt an Animal program, please click here.

*International shipping is not available for the $100 adoption level. 

Questions? Call Membership at (941) 388-4441 ext. 373

Choose an Animal