Mote Marine Laboratory is a world-class, nonprofit, marine research institution located in Sarasota, FL. We provide informal science education to pre-K children through adults, aligning with state and national education standards with a focus on marine research themes through exciting, interactive lessons and authentic research experiences.
Mote Aquarium is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has met rigorous, professional standards for animal care, wildlife conservation and research, education and more.
Our virtual field trips are an exciting way to engage your learners with STEM topics. Dive into our aquarium and chat with a shark trainer. Or explore the Florida Keys and make observations like a real coral reef scientist. Lessons are available up to 30 or 60 minutes in length for PreK-12th + Lifelong Learners.
Oceans of Possibilities - Summer Reading Program
Dive into summer reading with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. Bring the sea to your readers with our award-winning literacy programs. Programs can be customized for your needs. Discounts available for summer reading programs booked by libraries. Check out all the amazing programs we offer to libraries. Note, we are not available from 5/30–6/12. Available dates are listed on the website.