Want to solve a mystery?

Get ready to use your brain coral and start kraken the case!

Join us for Mystery Reef, an interactive exhibit for all ages opening March 3, 2024, at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida.

The exhibit is included with regular admission. Mote Members: Join us for an exclusive preview on March 2.

Coral reefs, the rainforests of the sea, are in serious danger. Help us find out what’s hurting the corals and how we can help. Become a coral detective and uncover clues throughout Mystery Reef while learning about real coral science and restoration at Mote Marine Laboratory.

  • Solve our scavenger hunt and earn your coral detective badge!
  • Enter our giant inflatable coral!
  • Bop an invasive lionfish!
  • Build a reef with big puzzle blocks!
  • Celebrate coral parents and babies with our fast paced air maze!
  • See how corals can transform from stressed to strong with help from Mote science!

Help Mote scientists figure out which of these suspects is harming our coral reefs! 

Mote Aquarium is open from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida 34236. mote.org/visit

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues




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