Become a lasting part of Mote's history

We currently offer a permanent way for you to show your lasting support for Mote Marine Laboratory or to honor someone special in your life. With a gift of $150 to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, you or your honoree will receive an engraved brick that can be placed at various locations in and around Mote Aquarium's main building and the Goldstein Marine Mammal Center. You can choose your place of honor and add a special message. Each brick can carry three lines of inscription with a maximum of 13 characters per line (including space and punctuation). For frequently asked questions about our Buy a Brick program, please click here.

To locate a purchased brick placed at Mote Aquarium or the Goldstein Marine Mammal Center, please click here.

Commemorative bricks offer an opportunity to support the future of Mote Marine Laboratory while becoming a part of history. Bricks help fund our marine research, education, and public outreach efforts.

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Additional Designs

Depending on the length of your inscription, you may choose to have one or more designs engraved on your brick as well (manatee, turtle, dolphin, heart, palm tree, etc.). Each design is an additional $10 fee and can take up to 2 or more character spaces, so please plan accordingly. If you have any questions about a particular design, please contact us directly.

Buy Your Brick

For your convenience, a brick order form is located below. If you prefer, you may order your brick over the phone by calling (941) 388-4441, ext. 426.

Thank you for paving the way to our future!