Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may earn marine-themed badges and patches by joining us for full-day Scout events and on-demand workshops.

Boy Scout Merit Badges

Boy Scouts may complete all merit badge requirements during this all-day workshop, which combines hands-on classroom, in-water and Aquarium exploration. We offer three workshops: Fish & Wildlife Management, Environmental Science, and Oceanography workshops on a rotating basis throughout the school year. Scouts must complete all pre-requisites (details in the registration packet) in order to earn the badge and workshops do not include physical interactions with Mote's resident animals. Scouts should bring their blue cards with them and be prepared to go in the water.

Upcoming Saturday Workshops:

March 9, 2019: Oceanography

Cost: $22 per scout, $17 per adult chaperone.

Chaperones/Details: Each student and student group must be accompanied by at least one chaperone. Cost includes all program materials, Mote patch and admission to The Aquarium at Mote. Lunch is not provided. You will be emailed a confirmation and schedule from Mote staff when registration is received.

Registration: Click here for single Scout registration. Only available workshops will show.

Click here to register your Troop.


Girl Scout Patches Journeys

For Girl Scouts we offer all of our various field trip programs on the weekends. Mote educators lead these marine science programs to align with the Girl Scouts National Leadership Journeys for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes to ensure we have the perfect program for you! Please bring Journey books to the event.

Minimum Group Size: 15 Girl Scouts.
Options & Pricing: Please visit for our descriptions and pricing per program.
Most Popular Trip Option: Exploring the Bay & Field Sampling Techniques (Pair a water program with a classroom option for fun inside & outside!)

Mote educators will work with you to create customized educational programs to fit lessons and scouts' needs. If you have questions, contact Kiley Gray: 941.388.4441 ext. 515 or


Sea Snooze Overnights

Do sharks sleep? What does a manatee dream about? Find out on a Sea Snooze at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium! Learn about our resident animals and Mote research through scavenger hunts, games and crafts all led by an Education Specialist. Then dive into your sleeping bag in our indoor galleries alongside fish, crabs, corals and more!  All sea snoozes include dinner, late night snack and continental breakfast. Click here to find out more about our overnights and to register your troop today!


Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for Mote Education programs unless Mote cancels the program. If you provide notice of cancellation 2 weeks prior to the program date we will credit your payment to a future SeaSnooze with Mote program. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the program without a replacement or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program.

Scout eNews

If you are a scout leader, sign up for the latest Scout News from Mote Education here.