Mote Members help to make our mission a reality, supporting ocean research and conservation, resident animals at Mote Aquarium and public outreach encouraging ocean literacy and stewardship. Become a Mote Member today!

Current Mote Membership levels

Level

Price

Benefit

Party of two

$95

Free admission for cardholder and one guest to Mote Aquarium for one year. Two additional one time use guest passes* per year.

Party of four

$125

Free admission for cardholder and three guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. Four additional one time use guest passes* per year.

Party of six

$175

Free admission for cardholder and five guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. Six additional one time use guest passes* per year.

Party of eight

$500

Free admission for cardholder and seven guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. Eight additional one time use guest passes* per year.

Party of 10

$1,000

Free admission for cardholder and nine guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. Ten additional one time use guest passes* per year.

*How to use the guest passes:

  • Guest passes are only available for the memberships listed above.
  • New and renewing members cannot use the guest passes the same day the membership is purchased.
  • Member cardholder must be present to use the guest passes.
  • Valid for general admissions only, excludes all events

Instructions on how to register your membership account: Click here.
Frequently asked questions about membership: Click here.

Membership benefits

As a Mote Member, you'll get an insider's view of our research, have unlimited access to our visitor-friendly Aquarium, receive special educational opportunities and get regular updates about Mote science. Membership benefits include:

  • Unlimited admission with your guest(s) to Mote Aquarium for one year.
  • Expedited entry to Mote Aquarium via the member line.
  • Reciprocal benefits granting Mote Members discounted admission to more than 100 zoos, aquariums and gardens across the country. Download our reciprocal list.
  • Exclusive member-only events that include advance viewing of Mote's new exhibits and special events throughout our Member Appreciation Month.
  • Discounts on most purchases at Mote Aquarium gift shops, education programs including summer camps and family programs, annual events, the Sarasota Bay Explorers boat cruise, Mote Aquarium's Fossil Creek experience and virtual reality experience.
  • Subscription to the Mote Insider e-newsletter and Mote Magazinewhich features updates and stories of Mote's ocean science research. 
  • Party of six members and higher receive a 10% discount on venue rentals at Mote. Mote.org/venuerentals

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

  • During the year, there may be changes to the list of participating organizations. It is recommended that you call the institution BEFORE visiting to confirm their participation in reciprocation. 
  • 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.  

Give the gift of a Mote Membership

A gift membership is the perfect way for you to share your love of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium with friends and family who have the same sea-worthy interests. You may either purchase the gift membership online (select the box that says "give as a gift") or call 941-388-4441 ext. 373 to purchase.

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