World Oceans Day Family Festival 2019

June 8, 2019

Presented By Community Foundation of Sarasota County!

A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on Saturday, June 8 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. 

Event Offerings:

10:00-1:00pm Visit more than 30 interactive Mote, local non-profit, and sponsor booths 

10:00-1:00pm Photo opportunities with our mascots Shelley the sea turtle, Gilly the shark, and Ollie the river otter (on rotation)

10:00am-1:00pm Akiko Face Painting, included with admission

10:15am-10:30am Aquaculture presentation by Mote Educator

11:00am-11:30am Stingray presentation by Mote Educator

10:00am-11:30am Performances by The Garbage Men band

11:30am-1:00pm Performances by Everyone Rocks bands

12:00pm-12:30pm Shark presentation by Mote Educator

12:00pm-1:00pm Photo opportunity with a tank diver in front of our SharkTracker exhibit

2:00pm Join us in the Wave Center after the Family Festival for a screening of Dispatches from the Gulf, included with admission


Are you a Florida educator? Take advantage of our FMSEA/FWC Aquatic Species Collection Workshop in the morning before the World Oceans Day Family Festival! For more information click here!


Special thanks to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Marine Maverick Sponsor:

Sage SRQ

Interested in becoming a sponsor for our Festival? Please view our Sponsorship Menu and contact Kate Knepper at or by calling (941) 388-4441 x 393.

World Oceans Day Family Festival 2019


Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236