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Mote Marine Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 1600
941-388-4441
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Ranked #14 of 88 attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Miami, Florida
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55 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of interesting fish. Interactive show in auditorium should not be missed. Touch and feel tanks are a plus. Plan at least two hours. Admission is rather high($19. Person) but it goes to help fund this non profit care facility.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were there with a group of 7. 3 adults and 4 kids (5, 8, 9 and 11). We were literally exposed to the marine life. We could touch the starfish and find out about how reef is formed. Lots of tanks with tropical fish and other animals. It certainly got my attention. My family forcefully pushed me away from... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We come here whenever we are in FL. The staff is so informative. Very hands on with the touch pool which the children love. We used our zoo membership from another city and got in free! The cost for us to get in was the same as what we paid for our membership with our local zoo.

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Bradenton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

For those of us who live here and for those fortunate enough to visit Mote is a "Must See!" If you watch anything these days that is based on marine biology or marine conservation chances are pretty good you will see something related to Mote. The Aquarium is great and there is usually an exhibit such as penguins on display.... More

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paulinek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Spent a leisurely morning touring this aquarium. saw two manatees up close! The volunteers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They really added a lot to our visit, providing information in a fun, personal way!

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Pittsburgh
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visit mote every time we are visiting Sarasota. The displays are informative and include lots of hands on opportunities. I am always impressed with how friendly and informative the volunteers are. Great way to learn about the ecosystem of coastal Florida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Educational, interesting. Enjoyed it all! Sarasota is a beautiful place to visit...the aquarium is a must see!!!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Every time we visit Sarasota we call in at Mote. It is a great place for all the family. Kids love to see the manatees and dolphins, wife and I check in on "Hang Tough" the blind turtle. So much for everyone to see here, and the new attraction "survivors" is brilliant. Will never forget the Flamboyant Cuttlefish nor the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A visit to Mote is very interesting and relaxing. Walking around, you learn about and see many different sea creatures. You can purchase a combo ticket that gets you into the aquarium and a boat trip which is well worth it. You are taken on a narrated tour where you stop off on an island and get to see wildlife.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We loved it, our 2 year old had a blast , we bought shark teeth :) everyone enjoyed visit at aquarium more than I thought they would, great way to spend a day with family, educational too!!! Have fun :)

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