Online STEMventures with Mote 

Looking for fun and engaging programs that you and your child can do at home? Try these pre-packaged STEMventures! These themed packets delivered via email will include education materials and links to videos of our early childhood educators introducing topics and activities. Follow along with us from the comfort of your own home, pause when you need to and complete at your own pace!

You will have access to the content of your purchased theme(s) from June 8 thru August 31, 2020. Adult supervision and assistance is required for these activities. Some activities include printables, but options are provided if printing is unavailable.

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. 

Hide and SEAk: Ready or not, here we come: to learn all about how animals hide from predators and "SEAk" out their prey! Investigate the adaptations ocean animals have at their disposal like patterns, textures, bioluminescence, and more!

Sea Shapes and Sizes: From the smallest plankton to the biggest blue whale; round pufferfish to arrow shaped barracuda; the ocean is filled with all shapes and sizes! Join Mote Educators to learn what this variety does for ocean animals then explore the shape of the ocean floor.

Each STEMventure Theme (one per family): $45 for members, $50 for non-members

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Shark Pups and Grownups Classes

Please note: Due to COVID-19, we are currently not running any of our onsite Shark Pups programs. We will update this page with registration details below when are are able to safely welcome our Shark Pups and Grownups back!

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

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

Cancellation Policy

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