Dip Netting in the Bay

Splash into Sarasota Bay! Join Mote for some fun outdoor exploration. Participants will use dip nets to explore the nearshore seagrass beds and learn about the plants and animals that call the Bay home. Please read the details listed below to best prepare yourself for this experience. Click the button below to view available dates and times. 

Who: All ages
Fee: $13.50 for members, $15.00 for non-members
When: 

  • November 20, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
  • December 20, 2021 @ 11:30 AM
  • December 27, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

Pre-registration is required. Fee is per participant, ages 3 and older. Dip Netting in the Bay does not include general admission to Mote Marine Laboratory. Guests who wish to tour the aquarium exhibits will need to purchase general admission tickets. Visit mote.org/visit for more information. 

This is an outdoor program and participants will wade in water up to waist deep. At least one paying adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth participants. Find out what to wear and bring here

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Seashore SEAfari

Explore a mangrove forest! Put on your adventure hat and come along as we tour a mangrove boardwalk, use science tools to test water quality and complete a seashore scavenger hunt with one of the best views in Sarasota! Click the button below to view available dates and times. 

Who: All ages
Fee: $13.50 for members, $15.00 for non-members
When: 

  • November 22, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
  • November 26, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
  • December 20, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
  • December 27, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

Pre-registration is required. Fee is per participant, ages 3 and older. Seashore SEAfari does not include general admission to Mote Marine Laboratory. Guests who wish to tour the aquarium exhibits will need to purchase general admission tickets. Visit mote.org/visit for more information. 

This is an outdoor program. See registration for additional details. At least one paying adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth participants. 

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium adheres to CDC and State of Florida public health guidelines. People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear masks. Unvaccinated people should follow CDC and State of Florida public health recommendations. For more information, visit: cdc.gov/coronavirus. All dip netting supplies will be sanitized between programs. Mote follows CDC guidelines for maintaining and cleaning all touch surfaces and environments.

Weather and Cancellation Policy

To ensure the safety of our participants, dip netting programs may be canceled in cases of inclement weather, including rain or adverse marine conditions such as high winds, or other environmental factors (i.e. Red Tide). In the event of a weather-related or other cancellation, you will be notified via email the evening before. Be sure to check the email you registered with prior to your program. A copy of our complete Cancellation Policy is available here and is also linked in your registration confirmation email.

Email educate@mote.org with any questions.