What will you find with your ocean mind?

Registration is now open!

Come spend your spring break with us here at Mote Camp! Through exploration and age-appropriate activities, campers will discover what scientists are studying here at Mote and how we are helping save the ocean.


Spring Break Camp will be an exciting week of adaptations and survival skills. Campers will examine the world beneath the waves and how animals have specialized techniques to help to them hunt, hide and thrive! During each day, campers will participate in hands-on activities, visit the aquarium and mammal center, and explore these exceptional animals. Choose your favorite theme or come learn about them all. Spring Break Camps are open for all campers currently enrolled in Kindergarten - 5th grade. See below for our new specialty camp for middle schoolers.

Please note: For all of our Spring Break Camps, we will be in the water for part of our morning, weather-permitting.

Monday, March 18th & 25th: Mucus, Muck & More

Tuesday, March 19th & 26th: Teeth, Tongues, & Tummies

Wednesday, March 20th & 27th: Colors & Camo

Thursday, March 21st & 28th: Schools, Squads & Shoals

Friday, March 22nd & 29th: Flukes, Flippers, Fins & Feet

Session Dates: March 18th-22nd, 2019 with a repeating session March 25th-29th, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 per day for non-members, $54 per day for members; sign up for 3 or more days and receive a 10% discount

Join us for all 5 days or pick your favorite one. Registration fee includes all materials, visits to Mote Aquarium and Marine Mammal Center and snack. Campers must be registered by the Tuesday before their desired week of camp; due to extensive preparation we are not able to accept onsite registrants. Use the registration button to sign up for a spectacular spring break here in Florida.

T-shirts and water bottles will be available for purchase each morning at check-in; sizes are limited and not guaranteed. Exact cash or check are the only forms of payment accepted; prices range from $5-$20 per item.

Spring Break Camp Registration

Please note: camps will not run if minimum number is not met. A notice will go out the Wednesday prior to camp should this happen.


Campers must be pre-registered by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to their selected camp week. Due to the extensive preparation we undergo to be ready for each camper, we are unable to accept on-site registration. All required camp paperwork and confirmation materials will be included in the Confirmation Email once registered. Please REVIEW and COMPLETE ALL MATERIALS, including the Emergency Medical Treatment Authorization and Video Release Form (which needs to be signed by the camper's legal guardian). One form per camper per camp program. This form may be faxed, mailed or emailed to:

Mote Marine Laboratory
ATTN: Camp Programs
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
Fax: (941) 388-4381


If your preferred week of camp is full and you would like to be added to the wait list, please email camps@mote.org. Include: your name, your camper’s name, phone number, name of the camp program and the dates you'd prefer. Should other campers cancel, we will contact those on the wait list on a first-come, first-served basis.


2019 scholarships are not available. Please continue to visit this page, as scholarships may be offered at a later date.  


There are no refunds for Mote Education camp programs unless Mote cancels the program. If you provide notice of cancellation via email more than two weeks before the program begins, we will refund 50% of your registration fee. If you cancel within two weeks of the program or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program. Mote reserves the right to cancel or modify any program or schedule. Modification of a program schedule by Mote does not constitute grounds for a refund. If camp registrations do not reach the minimum number, you will be notified the week before.