New Year, New You: your guide to 2019 at Mote Aquarium

Seas the day and check out exciting Mote events and programs to make your 2019 fintastic

 

 

 

Events

Education Programs

Aquarium Experiences

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From shellebrations to festivals and lectures to mixers, our events calendar has something for everyone in your pod.

Coffee with a Scientist: Join a Mote scientist for coffee, pastries, and a short presentation during this free event.

Tea for the Sea: This high tea event celebrates women’s leadership in the fields of science and philanthropy.

  • Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Special Lecture Series: World-renowned speakers and scientists share their marine-related research and experience during this annual series. 

  • Mondays in March at 6:30 p.m.
  • WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory  

Party on the Pass: This annual party features food and fun while supporting Mote’s Dolphin, Whale, and Sea Turtle Hospitals.

  • March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Courtyard at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Run for the Turtles: A sanctioned 5k and 1-mile fun run to support Mote’s Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program. NEW this year: join the 1-mile fun run virtually!

  • April 6 at 6:30 a.m.
  • Siesta Key Beach

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With interactive and educational programs, the world of marine science is your oyster.

Spring Break Camp: Hands-on activities, visits to Mote Aquarium, and more will make your child’s spring make turtle-y awesome.

Shark Pups & Grown Ups: Preschoolers (and their favorite adults) will be introduced to the wonderful underwater world of marine science during these morning programs. 

Sea Snoozes: Your group will get to “sleep with the fishes” during this overnight program in the Aquarium. 

Endless Oceans: adults are welcomed to explore the world of marine science through this series of engaging lessons and hands-on experiences

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Enhance your Aquarium experience, and you’ll be shore to have a good time.

Shark Encounter: Go behind the scenes with our Aquarium Biologists to learn about the toothy residents that call Mote home, and you’ll even get to help feed the sharks!

Bay Walks & Talks: Start your Saturday visit to Mote with a stroll through the mangroves of Sarasota Bay with your very own educational guide.

Morning Rounds: Spend the morning behind the scenes with our Aquarium Biologists to learn about the extraordinary care our animals receive.