Celebrate our world ocean!


World Oceans Day Family Festival

 Saturday, June 7, 2014

A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on June 7 at Mote Aquarium. Mote’s World Oceans Day event will feature a Dr. Seuss theme to spotlight the ocean's deep connection to the human spirit and the boundless inspirational power of our natural world's greatest resource.

World Oceans Day, officially celebrated on June 8, was created in 1992 at the Earth Summit and declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2009. Here at Mote, we make a big splash each year. Mote's World Oceans Day celebration received the 2010 Big Fish Award for best aquarium World Oceans Day event from Dr. Seuss Enterprises and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

This year’s event will feature games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations.

Official sponsors of World Oceans Day are Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The Ocean Project, Dr. Seuss and Random House Children's Books.

Details for Visitors:

  • What: World Oceans Day Family Festival
  • When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7
  • Where: Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota
  • Cost: Free with admission to Mote Aquarium. Admission is $19.75 for adults, $18.75 for seniors over 65, $14.75 for kids ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Mote Members always get in free.



For more information or to sponsor the event, please contact Stacy Alexander at 941-388-4441 ext. 509 or stacyalexander@mote.org

About Us

Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.