Sharktoberfest Aquarium Special for Kids in Costume

Kids who wear their Halloween costumes on Saturdays and Sundays throughout October will receive free admission to Mote Aquarium and a free treat bag, with purchase of an adult ticket.

Mote Mascot Gilly the Shark will make special appearances from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturdays (except Oct. 18) to celebrate Sharktoberfest. 

The Aquarium is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 365 days per year at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota. For admission prices, visit, scroll over "Aquarium" and click "Visitor Information."

More Halloween treats are in store: join Mote for a Night of Fish, Fun and Fright on Oct. 17.