Visit Mote Marine Aquarium!

Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium

Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory is a non-profit marine science facility dedicated to wildlife preservation, research, and education. The aquarium is open to the public and displays over 100 marine species. Visitors can see manatees, sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and stingrays up close.



Mote Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. 


General admission includes access to Mote Aquarium, the Ann and Alfred E. Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center and Immersion Cinema. 

Adults (13 & older): $19.75

Seniors (65 & older): $18.75

Youth (age 4-12): $14.75

Children (age 0-3): Free

Mote Members: Free admittance.Annual Memberships begin at $60 and include many benefits.


Eco Boat Tours

The Sarasota Bay Explorers offer a variety of eco boat tours which depart from Mote Aquarium.  


Mote Aquarium is located at 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236. Just a few minutes from downtown Sarasota by way of the Ringling Causeway, and one mile north of St. Armands Circle. Mote Aquarium is located on City Island. 


Take Fruitville Road exit 210 off I-75 west to Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), turn left. At Gulfstream Avenue turn right and proceed across the Ringling Causeway to St. Armands Circle. Exit the circle at North Boulevard of the Presidents. Proceed one mile to the traffic signal at Ken Thompson Parkway and turn right. Main parking for the aquarium will be on the right.

More Info

For more information, call 941-388-4441 or e-mail 

Group Visits/Pre-paid Tickets

Parties of 10 or more are invited to take advantage of our group rates with advance reservations. Reservations are required and must be made at least one week in advance.







Children ages 4–12



Children 3 and younger get in free


 For more information, to book your group or to purchase 10 or more tickets: 

  • Call 941-388-4441, ext. 348, or toll free at 1-800-691-MOTE, ext. 348. 


Mote Aquarium features The Deep Sea Diner.

Mancini Diners, Inc. has brought fine food and superior service into Mote Aquarium through the Deep Sea Diner. Exclusively available to visitors and members of Mote Aquarium, the retro ’50s-style diner offers a fun, affordable, family-style menu.

Parking: Free