Discover your inner aquarium biologist! Learn more about the animals that live in Mote Aquarium, and get the inside scoop on breakthrough research happening here during Morning Rounds. Up to five guests can spend 90 minutes meeting Mote biologists as they care for our fish and invertebrates. 

Guests help feed animals, learn how we keep our animals healthy and spend some time behind the scenes as we prepare The Aquarium for the day. Admission to The Aquarium and the exhibits in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center is included. Advanced reservations are required. Please see link below to request your experience. 

Who: Guests ages 10 and older. Guests younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. No one under the age of 10 is permitted to participate in this program. For safety reasons, no exceptions can be made.
When: Offered on Sunday, Wednesday & Fridays, 8:30am - 10:00am.
Cost: $35 for Mote members; $49 for non-members. 

PLEASE NOTE: Morning Rounds are not available from May 20 until September 9. 

Your reservation is not confirmed until you hear back from us and have paid for your experience. Once you've filled out the online request, you will hear back within 5-7 business days via email to finalize your reservation. From February through May, we recommend 3-4 weeks advanced planning as we do tend to fill to capacity early on. Email educate@mote.org or call 941-388-4441 ext. 348 should you have any questions about this program.