We bring the ocean to you



  • Educational and enrichment opportunities for PK–12th grade and lifelong learners.

  • Bring STEM programming to your home, classroom, or community center today.

  • Our science gameshows and lively animal encounters will spark curiosity while making conservation connections.



Choose your virtual field trip.

Secure, on-demand, pay-per-request, anytime, one-to-one conferences.

  • Programs designed for groups, schools, and organizations.

  • Options for all ages

  • Up to 30 or 60 minutes



Join us for streamed events.

Open, scheduled, free, limited time, public livestreams.

  • Programs open to both groups and individuals.

  • Special Partner Events

  • Storytime Series for PK-3rd

Ancient Sea Monsters virtual tour by Mote Marine Laboratory

Hosted by CILC and the Penn Museum

8/19/2020, 12:00 pm ET via Zoom Webinar

Peek into this ancient worldβ€”87-70 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceousβ€”thanks to the special exhibit–Savage Ancient Seas–featuring replicated skeletons cast from the real fossils of extinct ocean animals. Also get a sneak peek at our preserved giant squid when we "Release the Kraken!

Online STEMventures with Mote

Summer Virtual Programming for ages 8–13

These virtual opportunities allow kids to learn about the ocean from the comfort of their own homes. Kids ages 8 to 13 connect with Mote Educators to learn about various topics, try hands-on activities, and interact with like-minded peers. For children ages 2 through 7, we offer pre-packaged STEMventures so you can play along at your family's leisure. These are fee-based programs and space is limited. Registration information and program details are listed below.

Distance Learning

View from our distance learning studio.

View from our distance learning studio.

Mote Marine Laboratory has over 20 years of experience delivering secure, two-way, interactive virtual experiences to audiences of all ages. We connect your learners to our STEM subject matter experts and engage their curiosity with science demonstrations and lively animal encounters. We can see and hear your learners and they can see and hear us via private, safe, interactive videoconferencing connections.

Our award winning lessons are based on over 60 years of marine research at our lab and are available in 25 and 50 minute lengths with options for PK-12th grades. All programs are aligned with State and National Science standards and include supplemental media and lesson plans.


Mote Explorations on EdExploreSRQ

Bring learning to life with explorations from Mote Marine Laboratory.

We have more than ten virtual field trips available.

Our EdExploreSRQ listings are eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota as well as teh Education Foundation of Sarasota County.