Dads, start your engines… for a trip to Mote! On Father’s Day, June 21, dads can visit Mote Aquarium for free with the purchase of a child’s ticket.

Come learn about the amazing and unusual dads (and moms) living in our oceans by visiting Mote’s limited-time exhibit “Oh Baby! Life Cycles of the Seas.”

There, you can discover how some daddy fish carry their eggs inside their mouths to protect them, learn how male seahorses and pipefish take on motherly duties by giving birth, and find out what life is like for parents and babies of many other marine species, from jellyfish and corals to turtles and sharks.

“Oh Baby!” is a family-friendly, educational exhibit where visitors can discover ocean animal “romance” and reproduction, babies of many species and the survival challenges facing new generations of marine life. These topics are central to marine research around the globe, including the world-class science of Mote Marine Laboratory. “Oh Baby!” is open through Sept. 27, 2015.

Mote is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 365 days a year at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota. For ticket prices and other visitor information, go to and scroll over “Aquarium.”