Science Is The Attraction
Mote Aquarium is your gateway to the ocean, featuring hundreds of marine animal species and windows into Mote Marine Laboratory, where real scientific research happens. Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Visit our 135,000-gallon shark habitat, meet our resident manatees and sea turtles, and explore coral reefs and other ecosystem displays teeming with diverse fishes, cool crustaceans and gracefully drifting sea jellies. Explore our wild watershed through habitats featuring energetic river otters and toothy crocodilians such as our alligator and caiman. Discover ocean-animal moms, dads and babies in our "Oh Baby!" gallery. Mote Aquarium is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has met rigorous, professional standards for animal care, wildlife conservation and research, education and more.