About This Campus

Mote’s Marine Science Education & Outreach Center brings the wonders beneath the waves to visitors of all ages on the historic Anna Maria City Pier. Visitors will learn about the local marine environment and the research conducted by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists every day.

The concept for the Center grew from Mote’s deep roots in the Anna Maria community, which was a location beloved by Mote’s namesake, Mr. Bill Mote. The Center opened in May 2023 and is one of many expansions to fulfill a key part of Mote’s mission: Translate and transfer marine science as a public service to increase ocean literacy.