Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is an amazing facility that rehabilitates wildlife while educating all ages about marine life. You'll definitely want to check out this independent/non-profit marine research facility next time you're in the area!
If You Love the Ocean, Your'e Going to Love Mote Marine!
Just a short drive from Anna Maria Island, you’ll find Mote in Sarasota just south of Longboat Key. This amazing facility rescues and rehabilitates tons of wildlife every year. This includes endangered species such as Loggerhead Sea turtles.
While touring the facility and lab you’ll have the opportunity to both touch and see many different types of marine animals.
The Shark tank is absolutely stunning! Learn about different marine habitats from the deepest reaches of the ocean to the Mangrove marsh coastline. The Otter exhibit is also a must, especially during feeding times. And let's not forget about the many Sea Turtle tanks where you can see turtles who are undergoing rehabilitation.
Mote is a great place to go for a fun family outing. Great for the kiddos and the adults!
Mote Marine is located in Sarasota. It is about a 40 minute car ride from AMI.
Looking for more fun things to do while in Sarasota? Check out our Sarasota Top 5 Blog!