Shark Pups and Grownups Open House 

Dive in and explore Mote Marine Laboratory’s preschool education program, Shark Pups and Grownups. Drop in between 10 a.m and 1 p.m. to get a sneak peek of this exciting opportunity for you and your little one. We will have a craft station, nature walk scavenger hunt and marine themed activities. Pre-registration for this FREE event is preferred so we can estimate attendance. 

Entrance to the open house is free of charge and does not include access to Mote Aquarium
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Third floor of the Keating Marine Education Building, Download a MAP HERE 
Time: Drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Who: Children aged 2-5 and their favorite adult 

Open House Free Registration

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

NEW year, NEW experience: New to Mote’s Shark Pups and Grownups program? Sign up now for either of our January classes ON US! That’s right, FOR FREE! Use coupon code FINS2020 at checkout. 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 class offer is limited to one free child + adult participant pair per family not previously registered. 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 1/29/2020.

Cancellation Policy

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