Sensory Saturday

June 12, 2021

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.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium adheres to CDC and State of Florida public health guidelines. People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear masks. Unvaccinated people should follow CDC and State of Florida public health recommendations. For more information, visit:

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.

Sensory Saturday



Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236