Memorials & Tributes
Honor a special occasion or the memory of a loved one.
We're working hard to plan Mote Aquarium's rebirth in the coming years on mainland Sarasota County. As part of this process, our commemorative brick program ended on Sept. 1, 2018.
The engraved, commemorative bricks have been a wonderful part of Mote, and we treasure the thoughts and feelings behind each one. We value these bricks as part of our history and a part of your memories. We will make every reasonable effort to see that these messages and memories are preserved in some capacity as we evolve our City Island campus into an International Marine Science, Technology and Innovation Park.
There are other fantastic ways to honor your loved ones through Mote. You will still have the opportunity to symbolically adopt an animal such as a manatee, shark, sea turtle or other resident species at Mote, in your loved one's name. You can also make a donation to honor or commemorate the life of a loved one.
To locate a purchased brick placed at Mote Aquarium or the Goldstein Marine Mammal Center, please click here.
For questions please contact (941) 388-4441, ext. 373
As part of our continued commitment to the safety of our guests, Mote Aquarium Staff and Volunteers, and out of an abundance of caution, Mote Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public, effective March 16, until further notice. Regular updates of Mote Aquarium operations status will be available at either 941-388-4441 or online: mote.org/COVID19