Mote Aquarium wins three readers’ choice awards

Mote Aquarium recently won three awards for its outstanding informal science education center. Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see otters, sharks, manatees, sea turtles, crocodilians, seahorses, rays, skates and invertebrates. Mote Aquarium also educates visitors about the exciting research of Mote Marine Laboratory, with windows into working labs.

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June 3: Celebrate World Oceans Day at Mote

A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Mote Aquarium.  The family festival is free with regular paid admission to Mote Aquarium and is free for Mote Members.

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