With Camile sick, Chloe and I headed to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota. I love this place — it is a research facility and rehab hospital for injured dolphins and whales. So while smaller than other aquariums, it has a strong science component and is very hands on. Highlights include the resident manatees Hugh and Buffett, the dolphin pool (contents may vary based on what the hospital is doing), and sea turtles. Plus some great aquariums as well.