Get the insider scoop on Mote research at Mote Marine Laboratory’s newest satellite campus at the Anna Maria Island City Pier. After a guided tour of Mote’s Marine Science Education and Outreach Center, participants will take a stroll down the pier and the beach to learn about the local flora and fauna and be introduced to the rich history of Anna Maria Island. Pre-registration is required.
Who: All ages (ALL participants, adults or children, must register)
Fee: $15.00 per person
Note: This Seashore SEAfari takes place on Anna Maria Island (approximately 18 miles from Mote Aquarium). Aquarium admission is NOT included however admission to the Mote Marine Science Education and Outreach Center is free.
Join Mote’s professional educators on one of three different family-friendly guided tours to explore the unique flora and fauna of City Island, Lido Beach and/or Anna Maria Island. Families will put on their adventure hats and use science tools to identify plants and animals, test water quality and complete a seashore scavenger hunt while learning about the breakthrough research happening at Mote.
Note: This is an outdoor program (not water-based) that involves walking on sidewalks, boardwalks, and/or sand. Pre-registration is required. At least one paying adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth participants. All adults/guardians in attendance must be registered. Please review the location before registering for your adventure!
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Mote Aquarium is regularly selling out during many of our timed ticket entry opportunities. Guests are highly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance in order to guarantee entry. At this time, guests arriving at Mote Aquarium without a pre-designated entry time will not be guaranteed entry.