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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Sarasota

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At the marine-research organization Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium you can explore marine life through a number of exhibits, including the 511 l (135,000 gal) shark tank. The aquarium has always been dedicated to educating the public on the science of the sea, with research on sharks and dolphins specifically. The laboratory itself opened in 1955, and the Mote Aquarium was later added in 1980. The aquarium is home to over 100 species of mostly local marine life, which you can experience in a number of ways. Take a peek into the working laboratory, watch manatees and dolphins play, or plan your own animal encounter. Learn about conservation and much more at this combination lab and aquarium. Arrange to visit Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and other attractions in Sarasota using our Sarasota family vacation planner.
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  • While on vacation we decided to stop here to see all of the rescued marine life. It was amazing to be able to get up close to all of the animals. We learned a lot about the marine life there and what ...  more »
  • We loved our trip to the aquarium. A little small, but loved all the knowledgeable volunteers ready to answer all questions.  more »
  • Went to the aquarium with family, very interesting and fun. If you do decide to eat lunch their cafĂ© food is delicious and affordable.  more »