Get ready to explore the depths!

Plan your visit to Mote Aquarium and discover "Voyage to the Deep," a limited-time exhibition for the whole family!

Voyage to the Deep is open from Feb. 19–May 21, 2023, and is included with normal admission to Mote Aquarium.

Mote Members: Please join us for a special preview of the exhibit on Feb. 18.


An underwater adventure with plenty of sub-stance

Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and the mythical world he inhabited.

At Voyage to the Deep, kids can climb aboard a giant Nautilus and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea submersible. They can take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities full of wonderful marine specimens. There’s even a bubbly pipe organ to play and a galley full of strange foods to discover!

The "Voyage of the Deep" exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. The exhibition tour is managed by Flying Fish.
Voyage to the Deep is supported in-part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.