Went on recommendation of friends. Very nice aquarium. More importantly were the volunteer docents who were everywhere helping instruct you on what you were viewing. They were so helpful and friendly. Made the visit great.
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About Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
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The people working there took pride in showing us around and answering our questions. They have a nice variety to see.
Visited one afternoon with my wife, out celebrating our anniversary. We have lived here for years, but never visited Mote. It’s a beautiful little aquarium with a great layout. It’s a great display of local wildlife, including sea turtles, manatees, and river otters. Also offers...More
This is a large facility that is spread out over multiple separate buildings so make sure you familiarize yourself with everything in advance of your visit by researching their web site or arriving early and digesting the comprehensive visitor guide given out at the admissions...More
The place is great.First of all, they have two manatees and you can see them very close.Be there by 1:00 p.m. when the manatees are fed. That's a huge fun to watch them eating. A lot of other exhibits are great as well. Make sure...More
Mote Marine is a wonderful facility, always expanding and improving their exhibits. They have many wonderful docents that love to share their knowledge. Try to time your visit to take in a feeding at the large fish tank and the manatees. Great touch exhibits for...More
We were staying on Longboat Key and had driven by the Mote dozens of times. We decided to stop in and see what they were up to. What a wonderful place. It's an aquarium/sea life hospital/research facility not to be missed. From the massive Manatees...More
This was our second trip to Mote. We were very impressed with our first visit a couple of years ago, so returned this year with our grown granddaughter. In addition to well displayed exhibitions, one of the best things are the strategically placed volunteers who...More