We strive to make Mote Aquarium as welcoming and inclusive as possible. Mote has been designated an Autism Friendly Business by CARD at University of South Florida.

Although the Aquarium offers a high-sensory experience in general, we have compiled a limited number of sensory-friendly backpacks available for check-out (with ID exchange) at the front desk for Aquarium guests with sensory differences to borrow. 

Guests can also prepare for their visit using our Sensory Guide.

The Sensory Guide includes information about what it's like to visit Mote Aquarium, and it describes what is included in our sensory-friendly backpacks.

Mote Aquarium's Sensory Guide

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