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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota

Half Off Membership to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota. Choose from Four Options.

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  • Unlimited admission
  • Discounts at gift shop
  • Shark and seahorse exhibits
  • More than 100 sea creatures

Customer Reviews

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saratop reviewer
15 ratings10 reviews
September 25, 2013
It's a wonderful local aquaculture experience
joeytop reviewer
20 ratings18 reviews
March 7, 2013
Sadly i never made it to the Mote Marine Laboratory, but i did use this a few times at the Shed Aquarium in Chicago
Marytop reviewer
11 ratings9 reviews
February 23, 2014
I loved it!! It was so interesting and educational. A great place for the whole family!
Natalietop reviewer
13 ratings13 reviews
May 5, 2013
Groupon was unclear, I had to purchase 4 tickets at full price, but the staff were very pleasant in explaining my misunderstanding of the terms. Cozy me More than expected, but had a great day!
Nikkitop reviewer
14 ratings10 reviews
January 22, 2012
Great place to spend the day.

About This Deal

Within the immense depths of the oceans live some of the world's most intriguing species—the Antarctic sea-gorilla, the Mediterranean fighting cactus, and the 1975 Ford Tempo that purrs like an octopus. Mingle with aquatic marvels at comfortable altitudes with today's Groupon to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota. Choose from the following yearlong membership options:

  • For $25, you get a one-year duo membership, which includes unlimited admission for you and one guest (a $50 value).
  • For $45, you get a one-year friend membership, which includes unlimited admission for you and three guests (a $90 value).
  • For $62, you get a one-year sponsor membership, which includes unlimited admission for you and five guests (a $125 value).
  • For $150, you get a one-year sustaining membership, which includes unlimited admission for you and seven guests (a $300 value).

More than 100 marine species await curious land dwellers at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, where children and adults alike can explore the world's salty soup ingredients via touch pools, viewable working labs, and high-tech interactive exhibits. Visitors can wrap their wide eyes around shark training sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or stop by any day to lend moral support to ancient species of sea turtles that have outlived dinosaurs and boy bands but face many modern threats. Behold the impressive intelligence of Moonshine and Harley, Mote's two resident dolphins and winners of the Nobel Prize in Napkin Literature. In addition to unlimited admission, membership benefits include free or reduced admission to more than 100 zoos, aquariums, and gardens across the nation, discounts at the Mote gift shop and for education programs, a subscription to Mote's e-newsletter and Mote Magazine, and more.


Frommer’s Very Highly Recommends Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. It was named an Editors’ Pick by 10Best, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four stars. Yahoo! Travelers award it an average of 4.5 stars:

  • We spent the afternoon at Mote Marine and enjoyed every minute of it. From seeing the eel, sea horses, manatees and the sharks to everything else in between. This is a must do place when visiting Sarasota. I could go back over and over. – Ohio_Girl1, TripAdvisor
  • Sarasota's Mote Aquarium is actually an open-to-the-public research facility. A visit here is an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with stingrays, sea horses, manatees, and the occasional shark. –10Best

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per household, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate membership by 12/08/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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