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 new level pricing
- New and renewing members can not 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
 

Purchase a Mote Membership (For New and Renewing Members) — Click here.
Instructions on How to Register Your Membership Account — Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions About Membership — Click here.
Mote Member's Reciprocal Benefits List — Click here.

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, you will see there is a box to select that says "give as a gift", or call 941-388-4441 ext. 373 to purchase.

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.

  • 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 here.
  • Exclusive member-only events thay include movie nights, advance viewing of Mote's new exhibits and special events throughout our member appreciation month.
  • Discounts on most purchases at Mote's Aquarium gift shops, education programs including summer camps and family programs, annual events like Mote's Special Lecture Series and Mote's Fish, Fun and Fright family-friendly Halloween event, and the Sarasota Bay Explorers boat cruise.
  • Subscription to the Mote Insider E-Newsletter and Mote Magazine, which features updates and stories of Mote's sea science research. 
  • Jellyfish Family/Party of 6 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.  

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