On this blog I write about places I’ve visited and things I’ve done in Florida.  Funny thing is, my day job involves out of state travel 4 days most weeks.  So before we all stopped traveling and started staying at home I was out of Florida more often than not and looking for somewhere local to go and write about on weekends. Needless to say, life has changed completely but I can’t complain. I’m able to work remotely for now and it turns out though I can’t go visit all of the great destinations in Florida some of them can (virtually) come to me. Score!

Mote Aquarium is one of the great Florida attractions that has jumped in and given us the opportunity to stay connected with Mote goes #ReMote. They were already offering some of this on-line, but it’s been expanded for the time being. Lucky us!

First up? Live webcams! They have one for manatees, one for otters, and one for sharks. My favorite is the newest one, the shark cam. Even when there isn’t a shark in view there’s plenty swimming by. The pictures below are not from the live cams, they’re from a previous visit.

Another really fun thing they are doing is #ReMote Happy Hour on Thursdays at 4 pm. Last Thursday you got a view of the shark habitat while a gentleman explained about a bunch of the individual fish and answered questions.  There was talk about a Shark Lady drink and what’s in it at the 29-minute mark in the recorded video of the happy hour.  Just saying.

An event they have upcoming is a Virtual Trivia Night and Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 28th at 5:30 pm ET which sounds like a lot of fun. You can sign up to play as part of a team or as an individual. It so happens that April 28th and 29th coincides with Giving Challenge where any donation up to $100 will be tripled. What a great time to support the aquarium!

Mote has lots of other things going on #ReMote including Education Online and a ‘Two Sea Fans’ podcast.  We may have to stay away but we can still stay connected!

Here’s what you need to know to play tourist:

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236

(931) 388-441