Registration for Summer 2023 is now open!

Mote Camps combine our groundbreaking research with fun, hands-on, and age-appropriate, inquiry based activities. Campers can discover the wonders of marine animals and environments studied by Mote scientists – a great way to gain steam in STEM education even when school is out. Please read our camp policies (see below) before registering.

Join us and #MakeTheMoteOfSummer!

Who: Campers 5 - 13 years old
When: June 5 through August 4
Fee: $270 for members, $300 for non-members
Contact: or 941-388-4441, ext 164
Note: If you have not previously registered for a Mote Camp or other Education program in Active, you will need to create a new account. This is not the same system/login as your Mote membership account.
REGARDING CAMP TRANSFER REQUESTS: Please confirm your schedule/plans BEFORE registering for camp. All transfer requests must be in writing and will incur a $25.00 transfer fee, as per our policies (see below). Our camps fill quickly and transfer requests may not be allowed due to lack of availability in the requested week.




Sea Sleuths Scholarships: We have awarded all of our available scholarships for ages 11-13. Please check back next spring for any potential scholarship opportunities.

NEW FOR 2023

Join Us For A Summer Send-Off!

Wave so long to summer vacation with a splash by joining us for Day Camps at Mote! Each single-day session includes STEM activities, water exploration, Aquarium tours and so much more. Please read our camp policies (see above) before registering.

Who: Campers 5 - 10 years old
When: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on select dates
Fee: $54/day for members, $60/day for non-members
Contact: or 941-388-4441, ext 164


Monday, August 7 – Ocean Deep Dive
Submarines, gliders and other submersibles allow scientists to study animals and ecosystems found deep below the surface. Campers will learn about Mote’s underwater robots and some of the fascinating discoveries they have made.

Tuesday, August 8 – Mad Science
Boom! Splat! Woosh! Say goodbye to summer with a day full of icky, gooey, and maybe even smelly science madness! Campers will reignite their creative minds through a series of fun and possibly hilarious science experiments!

Wednesday, August 9 – School is Cool
Schools, pods, shoals and herds: just like classes and clubs at school, ocean animals gather together to live and learn. Campers will explore the dynamic interactions in various kinds of animal groups and how they work together to thrive.

Virtual Summer Camp

Attend Mote Camp from anywhere! Our experienced instructors guide you with a variety of live, interactive learning all from the comfort of your home! Campers will be able to speak with our Mote instructors and their fellow campers as they explore marine science all summer long. Dive into an ocean of STEM adventure this summer with Virtual Mote Camps via Zoom:

  • Each week includes animal observations, experiments, games, and crafts, as well as opportunities for self-paced learning.
  • Exciting STEM camps brought to you in collaboration with our award-winning SEA Trek program.

Drop-in for one day or dive into the full week!

  • Who: Topics and activities are geared for ages 6 - 10, however other ages are welcome to register and explore with us.
  • When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on select dates
  • Fees: $20 (includes one Day Activity Pack) for single day or $75 for the full week (includes all 5 Day Activity Packs, save 25% versus Day Ticket rate!)
  • Contact:


Interested in a virtual Mote Camp just for your group? Contact Jason at for information.

June 26 – 30: Mysteries from Beneath the Waves

Dive into the virtual depths of the ocean and discover Mote’s interactive camps! Our camp is the perfect opportunity for young explorers to set off on a mission of discovery. With live behind-the-scenes animal encounters, do-at-your-own-pace activities, and educational videos, campers will learn about the bizarre and fascinating animals that lurk beneath the waves. Join us for an unforgettable summer experience as we take an underwater journey you'll never forget!


Looking for some family fun this spring?

For more fun STEM opportunities all year-round, check out our Family Programs and for more onsite and virtual offerings!

Mote Membership

Visit to become a member and receive a discount on onsite Mote Camps and many other Education programs and events. Should you have any questions about your membership or about purchasing/renewing your membership, please contact Membership at 941-388-4441, ext. 373 or


About Mote Camps

During Mote Camp, kids can get involved in something fishy in our ocean-themed summer camps from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. We offer a wide variety of camp themes both onsite and offsite for campers entering Kindergarten to 8th grade. We also offer something for the little ones, 2-5 year olds with their favorite adult can join in on the ocean fun with our monthly Shark Pups & Grownups programs. 

Questions? Call 941.388.4441, extension 164 or email