Sensory Saturday at Mote

Multiple Dates

We are excited to announce that Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium will open its doors an hour early exclusively for individuals who have sensory processing differences or those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Individuals with disabilities who would benefit from a calmer sensory experience are also welcome.

Mote will foster an inclusive environment for these aquarium guests.  Our exhibits may be enjoyed under soft lighting without heavy crowds, and with decreased noise level and visual stimulation wherever possible.

Sensory Saturday will open at 8:30 a.m. Groups will be allowed time entry to minimize crowding. Regular Aquarium hours begin at 9:30 a.m.

Click here to download Mote's Accessibility Guide. This guide has been created to help familiarize aquarium guests with its exhibits and sensory considerations before visiting.

Make your reservation today! Click the register button on this page, and then select which Saturday (listed below) that you'd like to purchase tickets for.

Email with any questions.

Upcoming Dates

  • June 3, 2023
  • November 4, 2023

Contact Us for more information.

Sensory Saturday at Mote



Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236