A great place to spend a day! The staff are very knowledgeable about the animals on exhibit. There is a shark tank . The otters are fun to watch and they now have alligators and caimans.
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About Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
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Obviously a popular entertainment venue for visitors... and potentially a useful learning tool for those who care about the condition of our marine environment. I personally found this a sad place for these fish (and mammals) in a very artificial environment. The sad lonely grouper,...More
Mote Marine is a small aquarium. They started out as a research lab to protect sea life and has turned into an attraction. It has many of Florida's aquatic life and information about our surrounding waters. It will take about 1 1/2 hours to get...More
Thank you to all the volunteers who make this a truly wonderful family experience. The Aquarium changes every year, so there's always something new to see. The megalodon jaws are back! <3
We arrived on a Wednesday late afternoon (close to 1PM) and stayed until 4PM. There is adequate parking and it wasn't super busy. This would be a great place to take younger children or pre-teens to enjoy learning about the marine life of Florida. There...More
This place is a gem, the exhibits are just wonderful, so well laid out, with excellent views of the fish. Ever thing is so well explained and the staff are just fantastic with their knowledge and their willingness to help - so friendly. There are...More
It's not huge like Sea World or the Tampa Aquarium however it does have several touch tanks, fossil mining (like gem mining), lots of little fish exhibits and a separate mammals building with 2 manatees, 2 sea turtles and 3 sea otters among a few...More