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A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on Saturday, June 3 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.
Not only can guests enjoy learning about the marine environment in fun and engaging ways during the family festival, but guests can also donate to Mote’s to help the nonprofit, independent marine research institution fulfill its mission of conducting today’s research for tomorrow’s oceans. The Give-a-thon in honor of World Oceans Day is a 48-hour online fundraising event from noon on Friday, June 2 through noon on Sunday, June 4. This year, thanks to the generous support of Gene and Anne Beckstein, your gift will be doubled!
Here’s how the Give-a-thon works:
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Special thanks to our event sponsors: Wilde Insurance Services, Cityside SRQ
Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to theme this year's World Oceans Day celebration 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, piggybacking off of Asolo Repertory Theatre's family-friendly summer production. The play, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, plunges you into the pages of Jules Verne's classic science fiction story. Brought to life through a mix of unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive technology, this time-honored tale explores our place in time and space, and illuminates the mysteries of the deep blue sea. The show will run from June 7 through July 1 at Asolo Repertory Theatre (5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota). To purchase tickets, visit asolorep.org or call (941) 351-8000.
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
We’re proud to announce that we’ve exceeded our goal! But we’re not stopping there. Fundraising continues until our annual black-tie gala, Oceanic Evening on October 29, 2016.
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