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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
+1 706-453-2920
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Cute and educational

Huge marine life enthusiast, very informative and great displays. Wish there were more displays... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
dmf1982
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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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Helpful & knowledgable volunteers at Mote Marine Lab

As you walk around the Aquarium, reading the captions by each display, volunteers, excited to share... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
David P
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Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Huge marine life enthusiast, very informative and great displays. Wish there were more displays about how people could recycle to save the water ecosystem.

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

As you walk around the Aquarium, reading the captions by each display, volunteers, excited to share with you, offer details that you could otherwise never have known, about the species you're viewing, its curious and peculiar habits, etc. The 3-hour boat tour around several neighboring...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Learned a lot about Florida/Gulf sea life and environment. Saw sharks and Manatees and some neat North American Otters. Faculty shows its age and the fact that it is well used as a research center. Worth a visit to understand what you can do to...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

I hadn't been to Mote for many years and decided to make a visit on my last trip with my husband and 2 of my adult children.Very pleasantly surprised at the improvements that they have made and we enjoyed the day very much. The manatee...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

My 4 year old and I visit on a regular basis. In fact, we've become members! We love the Mommy & Me classes with Ms Mandy! Check out their schedule at mote.org for 2 to 5 year olds. Makes the aquarium come alive and I've...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Took 2 excited kids on a boat tour of an island. VERY hot day, but the breeze off the water make it worth it. The tour itself was okay. Staff were very friendly and told interesting facts about the history of the island. The staff...More

1  Thank looproad
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My kids and I love visiting mote every chance we get. The exhibits are awesome changing and the kids are excited to see what's new.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Being on the Gulf Coast, I expected more. The seahorse and manatee displays were delightful but the rest was pretty run of the mill.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Mote is predominantly a research aquarium versus a "wow" aquarium. It is spread over two buildings and is really interesting. The sharks, rays, seahorse breeding, jellyfish and a variety of fish are in the original aquarium. The other building has the sea turtles, including a...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Small and manageable, with great guides and fun for all ages. Loves seeing the Manatees up close! Very cool place!

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