MEGA-lodon sized fun for you and your little one! Join us as we explore the marine environment through imaginative play, STEM activities, songs, and more. We offer onsite and at home options for Shark Pups near, far, and everywhere!

Onsite Classes at Mote

Shark Pups & Grownups is an early childhood STEM program for kids ages 2 through 5 and their favorite adult. For our cooler months (January through March), these programs take place in an indoor classroom space. Each class includes: movement, sign language, science tool exploration, role play, games, and a take-home craft. When the weather warms up in April we’ll be back outside and exploring the bay with our immersive water time! Each month features a new theme to engage your Shark Pup, and each class is unique to allow families the opportunity to join us several times a month without repeating a class!

Who: Preschool (2-5) aged kids and their favorite adult
When: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., select Saturdays
Fee: $20 for members, $22 for non-members per child (and one parent/guardian)

Please Note: Admission to Mote Aquarium is NOT included with this program. Please visit for information and to reserve tickets.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. All classes meet at the Whale Fountain at the entrance to The Aquarium. Be sure to read your confirmation email to know what to bring and wear to class. Please review our cancellation, weather, and health policies here before registering.

Questions about Shark Pups and Grownups at Mote? Contact Alison Goldy at

Please review our updated Program Policies, including cancellation and refund information.