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Mote Marine Laboratory’s 2019 Ocean Fest

Mote's Ocean Fest

Date: Saturday, April 13

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Truman Waterfront Park – 35 E Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040

Admission: free


Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco­travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment at Mote Marine Laboratory’s annual event, Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration.

Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration is an annual outreach event that takes place in the Florida Keys to raise awareness of the work Mote Marine Laboratory is doing for coral reef research and restoration, and its more than a dozen other research programs, along with the work of like-minded partner environmental organizations. The funds raised through Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration go directly to help fund coral reef research and restoration programs.

Join Mote Marine Laboratory for a day of fun, crafts, games, music, food, and shopping as they showcase Florida’s treasured marine environment while raising money for coral reef research and restoration.

Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration attendees can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet live animals and experience touch tanks, view and purchase wares from local marine artists and vendors, enjoy music and try their skill at active amusements. Meet Mote scientists and researchers, along with other conservation and environmental organizations from around Florida to learn about the work they are doing and how you can help.

By attending Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration, you are already taking a step toward understanding the commitment it takes to positively affect the world around us – both on land and sea.

For each Protect Our Reefs license plate sold, Mote’s Protect Our Reefs program receives a direct $25 donation. This donation funding goes straight to the restoration and research of our coral reefs so the more plates that are sold, the faster we can restore our coral reefs.

Find more ways to help our corals and reefs.