Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
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Scout Programs

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may earn marine-themed badges and patches through participation in full-day Scout events and on-demand workshops.

2014 Boy Scout Workshop Registration Now Open...

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Boy Scout Merit Badges

  • Fish and Wildlife Management Workshop: Saturday, February 8, 2014
  • Oceanography Workshop: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - REGISTRATION NOW FULL
  • STAY TUNED FOR NEW WORKSHOPS THIS FALL 2014! Dates coming this summer...

Girl Scout Patches

  • SeaSnooze Overnight: Offered Sept.- May

Workshops by request:Troops may schedule workshops with a Mote educator at their convenience. Each workshop requires a minimum of 15 students. Workshop by Request Form

Merit Badge Workshops:

Boy Scouts may complete all of the requirements for their merit badge requirments in this all-day workshop, which combines hands-on classroom, in-water, and Aquarium exploration. Please note that Scouts must complete all pre-requisites (details are in the registration packet) in order to earn their badge, and that the workshop does not include physical interactions with Mote exhibit animals. Scouts should bring their blue cards with them, and be prepared to go in the water. Find out what to bring and wear.

Cost: $20 per scout, $12 per adult chaperone. Every student or student group must be accompanied by at least one chaperone. Cost includes all program materials, Mote patch, and admission to the Mote Aquarium. Lunch is not provided. You will be emailed a confirmation and schedule from Mote staff when registration is received.

Mote Marine Laboratory's SeaSnooze Scout Overnights:

Ever wonder what our sharks do at night? Or how a dolphin sleeps? Explore the Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory after dark as we learn about marine science through fun, hands-on, interactive activities. Mote educators will lead this marine science program to align with the Girl Scouts National Leadership Journeys. Whether you are a daisy, brownie, junior, or cadette we have the perfect Saturday night for you. (Please bring Journey books on night of event.)

Cost: $42 per Scout, 1 adult chaperone per 5 scouts required and admitted FREE. Additional chaperones $15 per person. Each girl must have one adult gaurdian present at the event. Cost includes all meals and snacks, Mote Marine Laboratory Patch, and admission to all facilities.You will be emailed a confirmation and schedule from Mote staff when registration is received.

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check in with instructor begins at 6:15 p.m.

Place: Meet instructor in front of Aquarium, at the whale statue.

SeaSnooze Overnights

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts enjoy these exciting overnight adventures in the Mote Aquarium. Overnights may scheduled on demand by groups of 15 - 50. SeaSnoozes include a special Mote Marine Laboratory Scout Patch.

CLICK HERE to register your Scouts for a SeaSnooze Overnight. Please return this form to or call 941-388-4441 ext. 264


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Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for Mote Education programs unless Mote cancels the program. If you provide notice of cancellation, or a change in the number of students attending, more than days before the program begins, we will credit your payment to a future program. If within 5 days of the program, you cancel or decrease the number of students attending, or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program.