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Mote Marine Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 1600
941-388-4441
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Ranked #14 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Aquariums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

try to go every time that i'm in sarasota. Love the sharks!! and one time i went and saw a huge squid it was amazing!!!!

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were visiting friends & went to this aquarium in the morning one Sunday. There are many super cool exhibits inside & out. The kids loved the sharks & jellyfish! There are also video game type activities and a penny press. We love those. :) the dolphin that was there seemed a little lonely. We enjoyed seeing the manatees &... More

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Lafayette, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The mote marine Aquarium is a nice little aquarium. My son and I spent a few hours here and really enjoyed the exhibits. The highlight for us were the Manatees. We live in CO so we had never seen a Manatee before. They are very unique! The other highlights were the seahorse lab and the temporary exhibit; Survivors. Oh and... More

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great visit to Mote, our whole family really enjoyed it. The staff there were very friendly and helpful, from the woman who greeted us and sold us our tickets to the ladies in the gift shop. It's not too big, so you can really spend your time watching the fish. The shark tank had very good observation areas, there was... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Mote Marine does more for marine life then any organization that I have ever visited. They have an animal hospital that has helped more turtles, dolphins, sharks etc. When you go do not miss the second building that you have to take a short walk too. There are turtles, baby turtles and manatees. The staff was very nice and answered... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I like Mote Marine and the work they do. This is a great place to take your kids once they have seen the beach and if they are into marine life. The even have a tide pool where you can see urchins and other life up close. The giant tank with the sharks and rays is impressive. Reasonably priced and... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I feel it is a bit overpriced but the work is important & it was interesting & beautiful. The distance between the buildings is longer than I expected...if I return, I will drive.

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Ellington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been here a few times and always enjoyed it. Small crowd when I was there so you could spend time at each tank and exhibit. Great selection of fish, turtles, etc and a great experience. It is expensive to go into but its due to it being a rescue facility. Its worth a stop for a few hours.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good day out lots of things to see and learn about. Lots of things for children to touch. Nice restaurant. Boat trips offered

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I first went to Note when it was a small place in the 80's. Now it is huge with a focus on conservation and educating patrons about the natural habitats of the barrier islands. It is fun and the kids enjoy the excursion.

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