Mote Marine Laboratory is located in Sarasota, a short 30-45 minute drive from Anna Maria Island and is a wonderful day-trip full of fun activities for everybody. Enjoy the touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits! Mote marine also has weekly shark-feedings that are fascinating to watch, and you can book an Eco boat tour. There is plenty to do and see at this wonderful non-profit organization, all very informational and interactive.
Mote Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.
You will need to walk across a street to see all the areas so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Check out their website for daily events and activities for the entire family!
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236