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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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Address: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon...

Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.

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This was a great day out! There is so much to see and something for everyone. Whether you like sea turtles, manatees, otters, sharks or any other sea life, you will find it at... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was a great day out! There is so much to see and something for everyone. Whether you like sea turtles, manatees, otters, sharks or any other sea life, you will find it at Mote. The "baby" exhibit is a must.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I went with my husband and we had an excellent time. I loved the manatees and the otters! Lots of exhibits and lots of interesting info!

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience - always see something or learn something new each visit Loved the baby turtles in the tank especially that they were identifiable with their lettered shells so you knew the story behind them. Sorry to see the dolphin tank no longer there - replaced by red otters partly ( need to sort that part quickly as it was... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Been there several times never a let down, a wide variety of sea life -the kids enjoyed the manatees and sea otters-the nursery is always a hit! Make sure when visiting to put this on your list!!!

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

For a research driven aquarium, Mote has a great variety of sea animals/exhibits! It's great for kids (three 'touch tanks'), and adults alike!

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Thank Catherine N
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We live locally and love going to Mote often. My son is a huge fan of the stingray touch tank. We are members and find it is a wonderful way to spend a couple hours or the day. You can go through at your own pace and there is something for everyone. Make sure you go across the street to... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

For the last couple years we have wanted to go here and finally did. We took our 2 young daughters and our exchange student and another , both from Spain to the aquarium. Glad we did. The place is not big but packed with many local species as well as other fish. The tanks are clean, full of creatures and... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Many types of sea life to view in their aquatic habitat. May types of events are also planned at Mote Marine. I just love to watch the sea creatures!

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Went to see the otters with my grandchildren in there new home. It was fantastic to see these adorable animals swim and play all around. It was amazing to see the big squid that is preserved also. (Molly). My granddaughters favorite part of Mote!!! The children also loved seeing the shark tank. There is lots to see and enjoy here.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Our daughter loved his place and all the touch tanks. The shark feeding was very cool and interesting how they do it. Staff was very friendly and we will be back again.

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