Animal Encounters at Mote are fun adventures for up to 6 participants. During this experience, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes on before we open to the public, learn about animal care and ask Mote educators any questions you may have during your exclusive tour, then conclude your program with an animal feeding or enrichment activity. Animal Encounters are available every day except for Monday and we have three different program themes for you to choose from! Don’t miss your chance to #MakeMoteMemories, register today!

When: Programs start at 8:30 a.m., see each description for days offered
Cost: $36 for members, $40 for non-members
Pre-registration is REQUIRED. A minimum of 2 participants must register, program wil not run with only one participant. Aquarium admission is NOT included in this program.

Important notes: 

  • Any equipment used will be thoroughly sanitized between programs.
  • For programs with behind-the-scenes components, guests may bring a camera, but there are areas which you may be asked not to photograph or video record.
  • ​Program elements are subject to change without notice due to animal needs, weather, or staff needs.
  • There are no refunds for this program unless Mote cancels.
  • Groups meet in front of Main Aquarium and MUST pre-register

Only available programs and dates will show. See below for program options and details. Please review our Cancelation Policies.