World Oceans Day Family Festival

June 7, 2014

A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on June 7 at Mote Aquarium. Mote’s World Oceans Day event will feature a Dr. Seuss theme to spotlight the ocean's deep connection to the human spirit and the boundless inspirational power of our natural world's greatest resource.

World Oceans Day, officially celebrated on June 8, was created in 1992 at the Earth Summit and declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2009. Here at Mote, we make a big splash each year. Mote's World Oceans Day celebration received the 2010 Big Fish Award for best aquarium World Oceans Day event from Dr. Seuss Enterprises and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

This year’s event will feature games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations.

Official sponsors of World Oceans Day are Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The Ocean Project, Dr. Seuss and Random House Children's Books.

Details for Visitors:

What: World Oceans Day Family Festival
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7
Where: Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota
Cost: Free with admission to Mote Aquarium. Admission is $19.75 for adults, $18.75 for seniors over 65, $14.75 for kids ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Mote Members always get in free.

World Oceans Day Family Festival


Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236