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Becoming a Mote Member is one way to help our oceans.

Members support marine research, the animals that live at Mote Aquarium and public outreach programs about the marine world. 


Mote Membership Levels

Please review the list below or click here for a downloadable PDF of the updates.

  1. LOGGERHEAD ~ $65
    Unlimited free visits to Mote Aquarium for the individual cardholder for one year. (Total of one.*)
  2. DOLPHIN PAIR ~ $80
    Unlimited free visits to Mote Aquarium for the cardholder and one guest to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of two.*)
  3. MANATEE FAMILY ~ $110-One Year; $190-Two Years
    Unlimited free visits for the cardholder and up to three guests to Mote Aquarium for one or two years. (Total of four.*)
  4. JELLYFISH FAMILY ~ $160-One Year; $280-Two Years
    Unlimited free visits for the cardholder and up to five guests to Mote Aquarium for one or two years. (Total of six.*)
  5. SEAHORSE HERD ~ $300
    Unlimited free visits for cardholder and up to seven guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of eight.*)
  6. SEA STARS ~ $500
    Unlimited free visits for cardholder and up to nine guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of 10.*)
  7. ANGELFISH - $1,000
    Unlimited free visits for cardholder and up to eleven guests to Mote Aquarium for one year. (Total of 12.*)

*Please Note: The adult member named on the card must be present at admission for the membership to be valid. Please be prepared to show photo ID.

Membership Benefits

As a Mote Member, you'll get an insider's view of our research, have unlimited access to our visitor-friendly Aquarium, receive special educational opportunities and get regular updates about Mote science. 

  1. Admission with your guests to Mote Aquarium for one year.**
  2. Reciprocal benefits granting Mote members discounted admission to more than 100 zoos, aquariums and gardens across the country and in Canada and Mexico. 
  3. Discounts on most purchases at Mote Aquarium gift shops, on education programs (including summer camps and family programs), on children's Birthday Parities and Breakfast at Mote for adults and on the Sarasota Bay Explorer boat cruise.
  4. Special Members' rates for the annuaSpecial Lecture Series. The Special Lecture Series is an evening lecture series featuring renowned scientists and experts speaking on many fascinating marine-related topics. Lectures are normally scheduled between January and March.
  5. Subscription to Mote publications: Mote E-News (a monthly e-mail newsletter of Mote happenings), Mote Magazine, a printed publication covering the stories of Mote's sea science research.
  6. Early registration for Mote Summer Camps (for "Seahorse Herd" membership levels and above. 

Member Reciprocal Benefits
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium has reciprocal agreements with zoos, aquariums and museums nationwide and in Canada and Mexico. These agreements allow Mote Members free or discounted admission to other facilities.

We now have reciprocal agreements with more than 100 other Zoos, Aquariums and Museums!


 Gift Memberships • Give the Gift of Mote Membership

A Gift Membership is the perfect way for you to share your love of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium with friends and family who have the same sea-worthy interests.
Click HERE to give the gift of Mote membership.

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.

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