Celebrating 40 years at our award-winning Mote Aquarium
In 2020, Mote Aquarium is celebrating 40 years as a family destination for ocean education and fun. Meanwhile, we're celebrating the 65th birthday of the research institution behind the Aquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory.
There's never been a better time to come and sea our award-winning Mote Aquarium. Whether you're visiting your favorite resident animals, like our manatees and river otters, or exploring our ever-changing array of exhibits highlighting rescued corals, the ancient oceans, the underwater soundscape of fish "chit chat," you're sure to find a fascinating new window into our underwater world.
Here's what our visitors have to say
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium received Tripadvisor's 2020 Travelers' Choice award, thanks to the visitors who love us! Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
"Was really blown away by how excellent this aquarium was. Very clean and well organized. Way more exhibits than we expected. 100% would recommend!"
"We had an amazing time with the kids! The otters and the manatees are my absolute fav!"
"...great social distancing and Covid precautions. You can’t come to Sarasota without visiting this fantastic aquarium-great for kids!"
"Amazing sea life to see and read about! There's a couple touch exhibits and wash stations nearby. It's a good time..."