Shark Pups and Grownups

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.

Ages: 2-5 with their favorite adults
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays each week from fall to spring; see below for a complete listing of days and themes
Times: Water-based programs seasonally on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. or Saturdays 1:30-2:30 p.m; Classroom-based programs on Thursdays or Saturdays 10-11 a.m. All classes meet at the Whale Fountain at the entrance to The Aquarium 10 minutes before classes begin—9:50 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.

Cost and Registration:

  • One class: $16 for Mote members and $20 for non-members (aquarium admission included!)
  • Siblings receive a $4 discount on single class registrations
  • Click on the box below to register for 2019 classes

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2019 OPENS JULY 22, 2019!

 

Register Here

Download a PDF of this semester’s schedule here.

 

Exploring the Bay

Kids and adults explore coastal habitats of Sarasota Bay by wading in the water and collecting marine animals with dip nets. Water based classes depend on good weather. Participants must wear closed-toed, closed-heel water shoes. The animals we find each week will deliver an element of surprise!

Dates:
September 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
October 1, 5, 8, 15, 22, 29

Upcoming Classroom Programs
A, B, Seas-1,2,3’s

  • 9/5 or 9/7 - J is for Jawfish 
  • 9/12 or 9/14 - P is for Pufferfish
  • 9/19 or 9/21 - S is for Snail
  • 9/26 or 9/28 - W is for Whale 

Colors on the Coral Reef 

  • 10/3 or 10/5 - Little Red Reef Fish 
  • 10/10 or 10/12 - Pretty Parrots of the Sea 
  • 10/17 or 10/19- Tricky Shark Tips
  • 10/24 or 10/26 - Perfect Patterns 

Old Oceans

  • 10/31 or 11/2 - The Mighty MEGA-lodon
  • 11/7 or 11/9 - Living Fossils
  • 11/14 or 11/16 - Turtles through Time
  • 11/21 or 11/23 - Fossilized Oceans

The Year’s Best 

  • 12/5 or 12/7 

Best Fishes and Holiday Wishes 

  • 12/12 or 12/14

 

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

 

Cancellation Policy

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