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Mermaids Coming to Audubon Aquarium

Audubon Aquarium welcomes Wands & Wishes Mermaids as they splash into the downtown attraction for three weeks of appearances in November.

These mermaids will dive beneath the waters of the Great Maya Reef Audubon Aquarium of the Americas next month to engage and educate guests about ocean conservation.  Guests at the Aquarium can see the mermaids swimming with tropical fish and stingrays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on these dates:

November    3-6

November 10-13

November 17-20

Guests can also meet a mermaid up-close, have professional photos taken with them, and talk with them about ocean conservation.  These special mermaid appearances give guests a fun-filled experience at Audubon Aquarium before it temporarily closes at the end of November while undergoing a major renovation.

In water or on dry land, Wands & Wishes Mermaids represent the connection of humans to the sea and are committed to delivering a realistic, memorable mermaid experience for all ages. Ocean conservation, marine animal protection and education are close their hearts and they incorporate educational information into each magical visit.

“Our guests are mesmerized by watching the mermaids perform at the Aquarium,” said Rich Toth, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Audubon Aquarium. “We hope everyone leaves the Aquarium understanding ways they can help protection the oceans.”

Watching the mermaids glide beneath the waters of the Great Maya Reef is free and included with Aquarium admission. Magic Memories photographers will be on-site to take professional photos for an additional fee so you can have special memories to take home. For more information and to buy your Aquarium tickets visit:

Audubon Aquarium has delighted guests for more than 30 years along the New Orleans riverfront. The upcoming renovation project adds new and different animals to the collection, exciting new exhibits, and includes Audubon Insectarium’s relocation into the Aquarium building. This is the first major renovation project since the Aquarium opened in 1990.  The Aquarium will reopen in summer 2023.



Audubon Nature Institute is a family of facilities, events, experiences, sustainability initiatives and conservation programs united in the belief that each of us has the power to impact nature and wildlife for the better. This includes Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. We inspire visitors, members and our community to support nature and wildlife — and leave the world better than we found it.