SEA TOUR: Aquarium

by  Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

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[INDOORS] Say goodnight to your favorite sea creatures as we virtually visit them after our aquarium closes. Get up close and personal, and learn about their habitats, behaviors, and conservation efforts. This virtual tour is led by Mote's knowledgeable and passionate guides who are excited to share their love of the ocean with you. They'll be available to answer any questions you may have and provide insight into the amazing creatures you'll see on the tour. So why wait? Book your virtual aquarium tour today and discover the magic of the underwater world from the comfort of your own home or school!

This tour is available between 5:30pm–7:30pm ET (after our aquarium closes). Please make your requests at least three weeks in advance.

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About This Program


By Request: $200.00
By Request Premium: $180.00

Programming available 9:00 am–5:00 pm ET. Weekend and after hours (5 pm ET) requests are available for an additional fee. There is a convenience fee for calls that require rental of a H.323/SIP Room Connector.

Billing Questions: please contact our Operations & Administration Manager (educate@mote.org, 941-388-4441;348).

Sarasota Teachers: Our EdExploreSRQ listings are eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, as well as the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. Find out how to fund your virtual field trip.


Up to 45 minutes, all ages

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Other Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

This tour is only available weekdays between 5:30pm–7:30pm ET (after our aquarium closes). This tour takes place in our exhibit spaces and may vary due to weather or veterinary priorities and is subject to change. We will provide as much notice as possible about any changes. We will make every effort to deliver the segments as described but may use a combination of live and recorded video when required. Please make your requests at least three weeks in advance.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Effective 8/15/2023, the following policies apply to ALL Mote Outreach (Classroom, Auditorium, Science Talks, Exploration Stations) and SEA Trek programs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hP-jZjauyF4uEDxjuMom3OajUwayUCzDPjLA58FKCR4/edit?usp=sharing

About This Provider

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Mote Marine Laboratory - SEA Trek

Sarasota, FL
United States

Experience the wonders of the ocean from the comfort of your own classroom with Mote Marine Laboratory's Virtual Field Trips! As a world-class, AZA-accredited nonprofit marine research institution, we bring the excitement of authentic research and hands-on learning to you. From chatting with a shark trainer in our stunning aquarium, to exploring the Florida Keys and observing coral reefs like a real scientist, our virtual lessons are designed to engage and inspire your students. Aligned with state and national education standards, our lessons range from 30 to 60 minutes and provide a unique and thrilling way to dive into STEM topics. Join us on a virtual adventure and unlock the mysteries of the ocean!

Jason Robertshaw
(941) 388-2904

Program Details


  1. This tour begins with an introduction and orientation using our aquarium visitor map (mote.org/pages/aquarium-visitor-map).

  2. Virtual tour of Mote Aquarium after closing, visiting our Creatures from the Coastal Oceans exhibits. You will see lionfish, eels, clownfish, corals, jellies, salamanders, octopus, and more. Follow along with your own virtual bingo card (bingobaker.com#38f93008dc223e97).

  3. Time is allowed for questions and answers.

  4. After your visit, go to Mote's Flip Discovery Library for more free resources (admin.flipgrid.com/discovery/partners/mote-marine-laboratory).


  1. Students will gain a better understanding of the form & function of ocean animals.

  2. Students will be able to recall different habitats and ocean animal adaptations.

  3. Students will understand why Mote studies our oceans.

  4. Students will appreciate the biodiversity in our ocean and the importance of protecting them.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Science Standards for K-8th Grade:
SC.K.L.14.3, SC.K.N.1.5, SC.1.L.14.3, SC.2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2, SC.3.N.1.5, SC.3.N.1.6, SC.4.L.16.2, SC.4.L.16.3, SC.5.N.1.5, SC.5.N.1.3, SC.6.N.1.5, SC.6.N.2.3, SC.7.N.1.7, SC.7.L.15.3, SC.8.N.1.5, SC.8.N.2.2