Mommy & Me 

See below for some exciting news!

Children and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories and role play and then enjoy a special guided visit to an exhibit in The Aquarium.

Ages: 2-5 with their favorite adults.
Days: Tuesdays, select Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from fall to spring.
Times: 10-11 a.m. (Tue, Wed, Thu mornings) and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (Thursday pm only). 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.
Note: Afternoon classes are offered ONLY on Thursdays.

Cost and Registration:

  • One class: $16 for Mote members ($6 for each additional child); $20 for non-members ($7 for each additional child). 
  • One Full Session (4 classes): 10% discount applied to registered classes.
  • Full Season (All classes): 15-20% discount.
  • REGISTER HERE

Exploring the Bay - Tuesdays

Kids and adults explore coastal habitats of Sarasota Bay by wading in the water and collecting marine animals with dip nets. Tuesday classes depend on good weather. Participants must wear closed-toed, closed-heel water shoes. Activities in Tuesday classes repeat every week, but the animals we find will provide an element of surprise!

Clink on the registration link above to see available dates!

Classroom Programs - Wednesdays & Thursdays

Invert Invasion

Thursday, November 8: Stars of the Sea
Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15: Lurking Lobsters
Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6: World of Worms

Blast from the Past

Thursday, December 13: Best of Summer Camp
Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20: Best Fishes and Happy Holidays

 


Starting in 2019, Mommy and Me has a new name along with new days and times for programs. We are casting a wider net so we can include as many of our friends as possible in our programs!

Shark Pups and Grownups

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 on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. and Saturdays 1:30-2:30 p.m; Classroom-based programs on Thursdays and 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
  • Full Semester Option (17 classes, choose from Tuesday or Saturday classroom program): $217.60 for members and $272 for non members (that's 20% savings!)
  • Siblings receive a 10% discount on single class and semester options
  • Click on the box below to register for 2019 classes, including our semester option

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. Tuesday classes depend on good weather. Participants must wear closed-toed, closed-heel water shoes. Activities in Tuesday classes repeat every week, but the animals we find will provide an element of surprise!

Dates:

March 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
April 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
May 4

Classroom Programs - Thursdays & Saturdays

Can you Relate?

  • 1/10 and 1/12– Ocean Babies
  • 1/17 and 1/19– Shark Cousins
  • 1/24 and 1/26- Daddy Daycare
  • 1/31 and 2/2- What Dwells in Shells?

So Happy Together

  • 2/7 and 2/9- Eels Little Helper
  • 2/14 and 2/16- I Love Fish
  • 2/21 and 2/23- Super Sponges
  • 2/28 and 3/2- Fish Frenzy

Totally Turtles

  • 3/7 and 3/9- Totally Turtles
  • 3/14 and 3/16- Turtle Patrol
  • 3/21 and 3/23- Turtle Talents
  • 3/28 and 3/30- Turtles, Terrapins and Tortoises, Oh My!

Sharkapalooza

  • 4/4 and 4/6- Snazzy Shark Teeth
  • 4/11 and 4/13- Shark Gear
  • 4/18 and 4/20- Sense-ational Sharks
  • 4/25 and 4/27- Wide World of Sharks

Swim into Summer Party

  • 5/2 and 5/4

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.