Shark Pups and Grownups Classes

MEGA-lodon sized fun for you and your little one (ages 2-5)! Join us each week as we explore the marine environment through imaginative play, songs, crafts and more. Each class will feature a new topic and include a guided exploration of Mote Aquarium or Goldstein Marine Mammal Center.

Who: Preschool (2-5) aged kids with an accompanying adult
When: Exploring the Bay (water-based programs) on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Classroom-based programs on Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Combo classroom AND water program Saturday 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All classes meet at the Whale Fountain at the entrance to The Aquarium at 9:50 a.m.

Cost and Registration: Admission is included in all prices 

  • Tuesday or Thursday single class offerings: $16 for Mote members and $20 for non-members
  • Saturday combination day: $24 for Mote members and $30 for non-members
  • Siblings receive a $2 discount on classes
  • Click on the box below to register for spring 2020 classes

Bring a friend FREE in February: Make like fish and school together, February is "bring a friend for free" month! Register yourself and another Shark Pup and Grownup pair in the same order and use coupon code BAFF2020 at checkout to only pay for one registration! See coupon details below. 

Click here to download a PDF of this semester’s schedule

Register Here

Questions about Shark Pups and Grownups at Mote? Contact Kiley Gray: 941.388.4441, ext. 515, or

*Free friend offer is limited to one free child + adult participant per single purchased child + adult participant registration. Both children must be registered at the same time. Coupone code must be used at time of checkout and cannot be credited once purchase is complete. Not applicable to past purchases. Subject to availability and offered for a limited time. Coupon expires 2/27/2020 or until maximum capacity is reached.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for Mote Education programs unless Mote cancels the program.