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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Ranked #10 of 96 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We really liked it here. Educational and a cool place to see marine animals. My boys enjoyed touching the rays and seeing the manatee!

Thank Liz A
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"second building"
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"main building"
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"boat trip"
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We have an aquarium where we are from so it is hard to not compare. It was informative and probably more fun for older kids ( we took our toddler). It didn’t take us very long to go through the main building, definitely less then an hour. Part of the exhibits are outside.

Thank JennOSUDVM
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in today. This place has just the right amount of exhibits. Took less than 2 hours to see everything which was great! The aquarium exhibits were some of the best I’ve seen. Very clean and the fish looked very healthy. Staff was really friendly and offered information as we walked up with out asking. But not in an annoying way. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The Mote is a must if you have children that love sea life and ecological facts in general. Could literally spend hours at the Mote and not see everything. Love the Mote.

Thank Mortgageman9000
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I am so glad we were told about this place. The animals are in great hands and we learned so much while we were there. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.There is a bird rescue next door and is also worth the time to stop in.

Thank vickydecare
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