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“World Class Lab”

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
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$49.00*
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Ranked #5 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
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Owner description: Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The work at the Mote Marine Lab on various saltwater marine issues is first class. The Lab allows you to see a limited amount of their work.

This is not an in depth activity as far as I know, but is combined with the aquarium.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Mote has a great research program. The aquarium itself is relatively small , but has very good exhibits of FL fish and shellfish.

The price is not cheap for the size of the aquarium, but when the use of funds is considered and the fact that it easily occupies a two or three hours, its worth it.

1  Thank IAGormando
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Adults and children will enjoy this compact aquarium. The sea creatures are beautifully displayed in sparkling exhibits which change regularly. The descriptions are very good and educational.. Excellent touch exhibits for young children; the manatee and turtle exhibits are also very educational. Don't miss the Dolphin hospital or the shark film.

1  Thank kamoi
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very interesting exhibit of marine life plus a touching pool for youngsters. An interesting short film on sharks and their feeding habits

1  Thank papiatthebeach
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Mote Marine is both a real scientific laboratory and also a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours with the family for really knowledgable entertainment. A great education for the kids!

1  Thank SrqMike
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