Mote Members receive an ocean of benefits!

Enjoy free admission, exclusive events, reciprocal benefits, discounts on dining and retail, and so much more—all while directly supporting Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. Membership
pays for itself in just two visits!

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Member benefits

  • Unlimited daily admission for named member accompanying guests to Mote Aquarium for one year by your membership level
  • Reciprocal benefits granting Mote Members discounted admission to more than 100 zoos, aquariums and gardens across the country
  • Special event pricing and early bird ticket sales for events like Sharktoberfest, Party on the Pass the Ocean Film Fest and more
  • Exclusive member-only events including advance viewing of Mote's new exhibits
  • Discounts at Mote Aquarium's gift shops, Fossil Creek experience and virtual reality experience
  • Discounts on educational programs / experiences such as kayaking, summer camps, early childhood  and family programs including dip netting, guided baywalks, Breakfast with the Sharks and kids' birthday parties


Current Mote Membership levels




Individual $100

Party of Two


Party of Four


Party of Six


Party of Eight


Party of Ten


Mote Members FAQ

Please note, at least one named member must be present at Mote with guests to use the membership. Please do not send guests with your member card. ID will be checked. Admission tickets will not be honored for guests without the named member present.

Reciprocals for Mote Members

Member reciprocal benefits

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has reciprocal agreements with more than 100 zoos, aquariums and museums nationwide and in Canada and Mexico. These agreements allow Mote Members free or discounted admission to other facilities.

Download our reciprocal list here.

Tips for using your reciprocal benefits:

  • Call the reciprocal institution BEFORE visiting to confirm their participation has not changed.
  • The number of visitors admitted with your Mote Membership may vary depending on the organization.
  • You must show your photo ID along with your membership card when you arrive at your destination to receive the discounts.
  • Reciprocal benefits apply only to general admission. Special events, parking, rides and other admission charges are not included and will be an additional fee.

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