Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Sarasota, FL - Museums & Attractions

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

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1600 Ken Thompson ParkwaySarasota, FL 34236

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Description

We are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Driven by research, education and excitement we work to create a better environment for ourselves and our children. The answers are in the ocean. Together, we will find them.

We are an independent marine research institution comprised of world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.

From our humble beginnings in a tiny shed in a small Florida town, our efforts have expanded to include:

Sarasota - 10.5-acre Base Campus and Aquarium
Sarasota - Aquaculture Campus
Key West - Field Station and Public Exhibit
Summerland Key - Field Station
Boca Grande - Outreach Office

Originally focused on sharks, our research has expanded to include studies of human cancer using marine models, the effects of.. man-made and natural toxins on humans and on the environment, the health of wild fisheries, developing sustainable and successful fish restocking techniques and food production technologies and the development of ocean technology to help us better understand the health of the environment.

Our research programs also focus on understanding the population dynamics of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs and on conservation and restoration efforts related to these species and ecosystems.

The ocean is our passion. And science is our catalyst to help our oceans heal, thrive and continue to be havens of sustainable life, life-improving science and life-giving solutions.

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  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Sarasota, FL -  JonKing

    Reviews: 1

    Sorry, just not all that
    JonKing (1 review)
    11/25/2009

    I thought it was very small and not all that much to see. Way, way, way overpriced. Compared to other aquariums such as NJ State, its tiny. The volunteers were exceptionally nice, but the facilities are very mediocre.

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  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Sarasota, FL -  inmyopinion

    Reviews: 92

    Nice Aquarium
    inmyopinion (92 reviews)
    10/17/2008

    On our annual beach vacation, we always have to stop here. The kids love the aquarium and the dolphin rescue center. Go during shark feeding time and touch the string ray too!

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  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Sarasota, FL -  TaqaTerv

    Reviews: 111

    Educational but fun
    TaqaTerv (111 reviews)
    4/27/2008

    Not a Sea-World attraction, Mote Marine is a world-class marine research and rehab facility. The displays are educational but also manage to be entertaining to all ages.

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  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Sarasota, FL -  LeastBlue

    Reviews: 29

    Wonderful experience
    LeastBlue (29 reviews)
    4/27/2008

    Whether you're a long-term Florida resident, a tourist, or a newby you will enjoy and learn from a visit to Mote. There is something for all ages. Don't expect to see trick dolphins or fuzzy mascots. This is a serious research facility and that will remain their main focus.

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  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Sarasota, FL - Amy C.

    Amy C.

    Good place to take the kids!
    Amy C. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/18/2005

    This aquarium is SUPERB! It is also a research facility so one gets to see what goes on behind the curtain. The sea horses and jellyfish tanks are u...

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Business details

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 10:00am
  • 05:00pm
  • TUE
  • 10:00am
  • 05:00pm
  • WED
  • 10:00am
  • 05:00pm
  • THU
  • 10:00am
  • 05:00pm
  • FRI
  • 10:00am
  • 05:00pm
  • SAT
  • 10:00am
  • 05:00pm
  • SUN
  • 10:00am
  • 05:00pm

Payments Accepted

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  • Cash Only
  • Discover
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  • Visa

Year Established

1955

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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