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.

Who participates in our Sea Snoozes? (ages 7-14)

  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • School Groups
  • Community Organizations

Click here to download our “Leader Guide to a Great Sea Snooze

Available dates and themes:

  • Friday September 13, 2019
    • Back to School: Ever wanted to be an animal trainer? Join us on this Sea Snooze as we discover how and why we train our animals here at Mote. 
  • Saturday October 26, 2019
    • Spooky Seas: During this theme, we will dive deep into the ocean and discover the adaptations deep sea animals possess to survive in their unique conditions. 

Times: Arrive at 6:30 p.m. and depart 8:30 a.m.
Pricing: $45/participant
Chaperones: 1 adult chaperone per 5 children REQUIRED and admitted free, additional chaperones $15
Deposit: A 20% non-refundable deposit will be billed at time of booking to hold your spot
Additional Details: Mote Memberships are not valid for Sea Snooze Overnights; a minimum of 15 participants is required, maximum of 50 participants. Multiple groups may reserve the same date until our minimums and maximums have been met. Please note that our overnights do not include: access to behind the scenes areas, animal interactions (aside from touch tanks) or access to the gift shop. 
Contact: Questions regarding our overnight programs? Email or call 941.388.4441 ext. 515

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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.