Shark Pups & Grownups (Preschool Program)

Multiple Dates

Shark Pups & Grownups is an early childhood STEM program for kids ages 2 through 5 and their favorite adult. Each class includes: movement, science tool exploration, role play and games, plus immersive water time in the bay. This is an outdoor class.

Who: Preschool (2-5) aged kids and their favorite adult
When: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., select dates
Fee: $20 for members, $22 for non-members per child (and one parent/guardian)

Admission to Mote Aquarium is NOT included with this program. Please visit for information and to reserve tickets.

Marine Explorers: Put on your captain’s hat and sail into a new season as we learn what it takes for scientists to study the ocean - floating at the surface on a boat, hovering underwater in SCUBA gear, or diving down deep in a yellow submarine! 

  • September 10 - Anchors Away
  • September 24 - Dive into Mote

Invert Invasion: No bones about it - these are some of the coolest creepy crawlies in the sea!  Join us this month to learn how adaptations like regrowing body parts and exoskeletons help these spineless ocean creatures to survive.

  • October 1 - Stars of the Sea
  • October 22 - Lurking Lobsters

So Happy Together: Under the sea, there are some pretty interesting strategies that animals use to find a feast, and for these dynamic duos, teamwork is the key to a full belly.  Gather with us and other curious families to better understand these fascinating symbiotic relationships.

  • November 5 - Dentists of the Deep
  • November 12 - Crumb Catchers

Trees to Seas: From coast to coast, Florida’s connection between land and water is undeniable!  Help us to solve some mangrove mysteries and find out why the bird is the word in this unique coastal habitat.

  • December 3 - Mucking Around in the Mangroves
  • December 17 - Water Wings

Pre-registration is required.

Members $20.00
Non-Members $22.00

Upcoming Dates

  • December 17, 2022

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Shark Pups & Grownups (Preschool Program)


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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236