Shark Pups and Grownups Classes

MEGA-lodon sized fun for you and your little one! Join us as we explore the marine environment through imaginative play, songs, crafts and more. This summer, we offer onsite and at home options for Shark Pups near, far, and everywhere! 

We have 3 different monthly themes to engage your Shark Pup!
Hide & SEAk:  Ready or not, here we come: to learn all about how animals hide from predators and "SEAk" out their prey!  We'll investigate the adaptations ocean animals have like patterns, textures, and more!
Sea Shapes & Sizes: From the smallest plankton to the biggest blue whale, the round pufferfish to the arrow shaped barracuda, the ocean is filled with all shapes and sizes! Join us to explore our diverse ocean!
The Coast Counts: Join us to learn how humans and animals alike count on our coasts! Roleplay as a Mote scientist while learning how to monitor the health of Florida’s coastal habitats and the inhabitants found there.

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Shark Pups & Grownups Onsite Classes

Who: Preschool (2-5) aged kids and their favorite adult
When: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., select Saturdays
Fee: $13.50 for members, $15.00 for non-members per child (and one parent/guardian)

Each class includes: movement (Ocean Moves with Mote), science tool exploration, role play/games, and immersive water time (dipnetting in the bay). All classes meet at the Whale Fountain at the entrance to The Aquarium. Be sure to read your confirmation email to know what to bring and wear to class!

Please Note: admission to the Aquarium is NOT included in your onsite Shark Pups class registration. We are extending a discounted rate of $19 for adults and $16 for youth (ages 3-13) for those who attend our onsite Shark Pups programs and wish to visit the Aquarium after. Tickets must be purchased onsite, immediately following your Shark Pups program. Discounted rate not available at other days or times; please be prepared to show your Shark Pups receipt at Admissions.

Shark Pups & Grownups At Home

Who: Preschool to Kindergarten aged kids and their favorite adult
When: Available anytime, until 8/31/2021
Fee: $13.50 for members, $15 for non members per theme collection

Each home program includes: a Weekly Guide and Viewing Schedule to prepare and plan your week of STEM activities and a week of Activity Sheets, Experiment and Craft Guides, Game Printables (like scavenger hunts, memory, etc.) and private links to exclusive videos with our early childhood educators. You'll have a blast this summer with your digital STEMventure collection, full of fun experiments and engaging activities designed by our early childhood educators! 


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Questions about Shark Pups and Grownups at Mote? Contact Alison Goldy at