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Mote Marine Laboratory

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-388-4441
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Ranked #15 of 88 attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.
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Nijlen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went here in may 2014 and it was one of our first stops in Florida. It was great to see how these animals were cared for. The exhibits are very clean, educational and the animals seemed very happy. The guides are always ready to give more information on anything you see. If you are thinking if you should visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are many species of fish and different animals that I've never seen, even though I've been to many aquariums. My daughter loved it too.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Part Of University Of S. Florida, they were highly involved in the BP OIL SPILL and still are. This is a place that you should not miss for any age, very educational and entertaining at the same time.

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed the Mote so much that we ended up spending the whole day there. The aquarium and museum was educational and so clean. We saw families, couples, and even seniors enjoying it. The survivor exhibit was one of our favorites but it is only there for a couple of months so don't miss it. There was also moonshine the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

on a non beach day with kids from out of town go here. That will keep them amused thill the sun comes out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Mote Marine is a fantastic place to visit. I visited with my wife and mother in law and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is loads of information on the research and rescue side of things of that is what you're interested in but there are also tons of hands on bits that would be great if you had kids or... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great family event. Small venue but they really have you educated on the marine life. You can take a eco boat ride as well. Admission is not very expensive and this organization does allot of work within the community.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

First the good, we loved the dolphin training session! They have 7 a day with their resident rescued dolphin. It was so special to see he and the trainer interact. As for the aquarium, they have done a lot since our visit several years ago and the exhibits are interesting. I must say, first impressions are very disappointing though. The... More

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you want to learn more about the animals in the waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf - this is the place to go. It is entertaining but educational as well. Take the Sea Explorers excursion and go out into the Gulf on a pontoon where you will spot many of these marine animals in the wild. Don't miss... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Enjoyed the small fish tanks viewing the fish life in local waters. Took the Eco boat excursion which passed an Island with lots of birds on and a waters view of some pretty impressive homes.

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