Very nice visit. I will be back at some point. You can tell it is a working lab with the reproduction research going on.
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About Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
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We went as a family group of ten people from three generations! The staff is so helpful and pleasant! The whole experience was very educational and taught us a lot about the local marine life and the other animals. Everyone from our groups thought it...More
I have lost track of how many times I've visited this aquarium. It makes sense for me to obtain a membership for this fantastic place, and I have such a great experience here each time I visit. Every once in a while, there's something new...More
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