Buy a Brick Program

We're working hard to plan Mote Aquarium's rebirth in the coming years on mainland Sarasota County. As part of this process, we will discontinue our commemorative brick program 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.

Once the brick program concludes on Sept. 1, there will continue to be 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.            

With a gift of $150 to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, you or your honoree will receive an engraved brick that can be placed at 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).

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!