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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Hello teachers! Mote is excited to welcome you back for the 2022-23 school year. We look forward to sharing the ocean and Mote research with you and your students. All Mote programs are aligned with standards to help students meet requirements on state assessment tests. Experienced Mote Educators

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Virtual: Tour of Shark Zone


Exploration Description

Shark Zone Tour

Dive into our aquarium for a simulated shark training session. This program is focused on shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory. Using a combination of recorded and live shark cam video, we go on a virtual tour of our 135,000 shark habitat. After an overview of shark husbandry and training, we discuss the research technology we use to study sharks. We end with a Question and


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Exploration Detail

Exploration type: Online Virtual Exploration
Subject: Science
Grade Levels 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Length of :Exploration Up to 30 minutes
Fees / Ticketing:


Standards & Benchmarks



Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
If Yes, who arranges transportation?: Other (see description)
Is financial assistance offered?: Yes

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes


  • Mote biologist training a shark

Cancellation Policy

You may reschedule a lesson once per request at no charge for any reason by emailing or calling 941-388-2904. Please let us know at least 48 hours prior to your lesson date. Fees will be waived due to technical problems only if they are reliably traced to a malfunction on our end. You may schedule a separate, free Tech Check prior to your lesson to ensure the quality of your connection here:

You may connect with us up to 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to ensure the quality of the connection. However, you must connect with us no later than 15 minutes after your start time to avoid cancellation and billing.