SeaSnooze Overnights are perfect for school groups, youth and community groups and even large families.

Ever wondered whether fish sleep? What about our manatees, Hugh and Buffett? Kids can find out during our SeaSnooze Overnights* as they explore The Aquarium at night. And when they're finally ready, they can bunk down and — dare we say it — sleep with the fishes ( to them).

Days/Times: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, September through May. Events will end May 13, 2017 and will resume registration September 1, 2017.
Group Size: 15 minimum/ 50 maximum.
Cost: $50 per student for groups of 15-35; $46 per student for groups of 36-50.
Chaperones Required: One chaperone for every five students is admitted free (extra chaperones pay $17 each).
Meals: Pizza dinner, special dessert and continental breakfast provided. Please notify us of food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
Register: Please email for a registration form and additional information.


Grades 1-5: Wonderful World of Marine Creatures

Learn about the unique adaptations that help marine animals survive in their environments during hands-on activities and games. Bring a white T-shirt or pillowcase along to paint an ocean scene on!

Grades 6-8: Close-Up on Mote Research

How do Mote scientists study marine animals? Try some of their techniques on for size during hands-on activities. Bring a white T-shirt or pillowcase along to paint an ocean scene on!

*Overnights are dependent on staffing and space availability. Sleeping locations may vary. Parents and/or legal guardians must sign a Medical Treatment Authorization Form.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for Mote Education programs unless Mote cancels the program. If you provide notice of cancellation more than 24 hours before the program begins, we will credit your payment to a future  program. If you cancel within 24 hours of the program or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program.