Mote Marine Aquarium
THINGS TO DO IN SARASOTA
The Mote is a large aquarium with educational information and great displays. A must see for children, lots to see and learn. You can even pet a stingray or a shark, within the multiple interactive exhibits. You’ll enjoy walking through the displays, reading about species and taking pictures. This aquarium is a good visit for adults and children and takes about 3+ hours spread out over three venues. So many beautiful aquariums with so many different and beautiful fish. There is a large shark tank and manatees that are so adorable, they come up to the glass and play with you. They even have an otter exhibit that is awesome. So much more to see. It is a MUST GO when looking for a break from a day of fishing or beach.
Get your tickets ahead of time and the aquarium closes at 5 o’clock. Definitely recommend getting there by one at least.