A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on Saturday, June 2 at Mote Aquarium. Mote’s World Oceans Day event will spotlight the ocean's deep connection to the human spirit and the boundless inspirational power of our natural world's greatest resource. The family festival is free with regular paid admission to Mote Aquarium and is free for Mote Members.
To view the gallery of photos from World Ocean's Day this year, please click here: World Ocean's Day. The password to the gallery is: WOD2018
What to expect:
Gilly the Shark photo op throughout the event
Akiko Graphics face painting
Diver in the Bonnethead Exhibit photo op from 11 a.m. to noon.
Kona Ice Mini
Tampa Bay Watch
Fin Pin Shop
Help to Oceans
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
Sarasota Ready for 100
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
Protect Our Reefs Specialty License Plate
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Sarasota County Water Quality Science and Outreach Team
Longboat Key Turtle Watch
Mote's Environmental Health Department
Mote General Education
Mote Home School Interns
Mote High School Interns
The Garbage Men from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wilde Insurance Services
Aroma Coffee Services, Inc.
The Children's Garden
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
As part of our continued commitment to the safety of our guests, Mote Aquarium Staff and Volunteers, and out of an abundance of caution, Mote Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public, effective March 16, until further notice. Regular updates of Mote Aquarium operations status will be available at either 941-388-4441 or online: mote.org/COVID19