Live music, sumptuous fare and dazzling views!

Join us April 12 for a scrumptious tasting by restaurants of University Town Center (UTC) at an evening benefiting the new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA), a future neighbor in the UTC community! You'll enjoy complimentary wine and beer and a variety of small tastings while catching a bird's-eye glimpse from the Finish Tower as Mote SEA rises from its foundation.

  • When: Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Finish Tower at Nathan Benderson Park (event takes place outside)
  • Ticket price: $125 

Reserve your tickets today

Participating Restautants



Opportunity to display company banner at the entrance of the event
Reserved seating for ten guests
Passes to the Aquarium for four
Company name/logo listed in paid advertisements** and event invitation as presenting sponsor
Name/logo recognition on all event collateral
Choice of full page ad location in event program (inside covers or back cover, as available)
Company name/logo on event webpage
Company name/logo recognition on table


Recognition from stage during event
Reserved seating for ten guests
Company name/logo recognition on all event collateral
Company name/logo listed in all paid advertisements** and event invitation
Quarter page ad in program
Company name/logo listing on webpage
Company name/logo recognition on table


Reserved seating for ten guests
Sponsor recognition in event program
Company name/logo recognition on table


Reserved seating for four guests
Name recognition on event collateral
Logo/name listing on event webpage
Logo/name recognition on table


*Presenting sponsorship not exclusive

**Sponsorship must be secured prior to print deadline

Interested in sponsoring? Please contact Andria Piekarz-, (941) 388-4441 x352






More information

Join Mote for a SEAsonal Tasting at Nathan Benderson Park and view the future site of Mote SEA. This ticketed event will feature restaurant stations where you can sample light bites from more than 10 UTC restaurants, enjoy live music and preview Mote's new location. Be part of our future and help us build Mote SEA!

Mote SEA, the upcoming rebirth of Mote Aquarium, is being created on 12 acres in Nathan Benderson Park, a nexus site for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the southwest Florida Region. 

Mote SEA will improve access to marine science education for diverse learners, allowing future ocean leaders to discover their passion for science, technology and conservation. Creating Mote SEA represents a vital step forward in the mission of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, which is dedicated to world-class marine science to support conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity, healthy habitats and natural resources.

Learn more about Mote SEA and the fundraising effort behind it, Oceans for All: Improving Access to Marine Science & Technology, at: