Mote Aquarium is located at 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236. Just a few minutes from downtown Sarasota by way of the Ringling Causeway, and one mile north of St. Armands Circle. Mote Aquarium is located on City Island.


10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.


Call (941) 388-4441 or email


1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236

Get directions


Take Fruitville Road exit 210 off I-75 west to Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), turn left. At Gulfstream Avenue turn right and proceed across the Ringling Causeway to St. Armands Circle. Exit the circle at North Boulevard of the Presidents. Proceed one mile to the traffic signal at Ken Thompson Parkway and turn right. Main parking for the aquarium will be on the right. (Parking is free.)

Admission Prices

Tickets can be purchased onsite or online. *Please note discounts, coupons and promotions are not available with online ticket purchases. General admission includes access to The Aquarium and the Ann and Alfred E. Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center.

Adults (13 & older): $19.75
Seniors (65 & older): $18.75
Youth (age 4-12): $14.75
Children (age 0-3): Free
Mote Members: Free admittance. Become a Member!

Military discounts: All active-duty U.S. Military personnel receive free Aquarium admission. A current ID must be presented to qualify.

Veteran's Day: Mote Aquarium extends free admission to all veterans and their dependents with valid ID's on November 11 (Veteran's Day) each year.

Group Rate

Parties of 10 or more are invited to take advantage of our group rates. Reservations are required and must be made at least one week in advance. Please fill out a Group Reservations Request Form or call 941-388-4441 ext. 348 for more information.

$12.75 Ages 4-12
$14.75 Ages 13 & up (including seniors)

Deep Sea Diner

Mancini Diners, Inc. has cast fine food and superior service into Mote Aquarium waters at the Deep Sea Diner!

Exclusively available to visitors and members of Mote Aquarium, guests can enjoy dining al-fresco or inside the casual, retro ’50s-style diner, complete with an old-fashioned soda fountain. The lively café offers a fun, affordable, family-style menu including chili and chowder, burgers and dogs, veggie burgers and fresh salads, chicken fingers and fries. And don't forget dessert: hand-dipped ice cream, shakes & sundaes. Call 941-388-3415. Click here for the menu (prices and offerings subject to change).

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