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Weeki Wachee Mermaids are Back at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

November 1 - November 4 and November 8 - November 11

The world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for a pair of four-day sessions: Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4; and Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each of the eight days, mermaids and pirates will dive beneath the surface of the Great Maya Reef, which is home to stingrays and tropical fish. Each day will kick off with a pirate dive. Guests can also meet a mermaid up-close and have photos taken near the second floor Stingray touchpool as well as enjoy many different new activities.

"We're excited to bring the mermaids back to New Orleans,” says Rich Toth, Managing Director, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. “We hope children will marvel at their performances while being inspired by the marine life and educational opportunities in our Aquarium." Says Toth

Located 45 minutes north of Tampa, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is one of Florida's oldest roadside attractions, and is home to the world famous mermaids. These legendary sirens have been entertaining audiences worldwide since 1947. For more information, visit

Mermaids Activities Schedule:

Sea Grass Salon | November 4, and 11, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Show your support for Marine life, transform into a mermaid at the Aquarium! Professional “Sea Grass Stylists” from Salon J’elle will turn you into a magical mermaid complete with makeup, hair, and a mermaid inspired outfit.

If your child prefers something a little different they can join in the fun as our “Sea Grass” apprentices transform them into pirates! Your Seagrass Salon ticket also includes admission to the Aquarium for the day and the Mermaid & Pirate party in the Pisces Room on the second floor of the Aquarium.

Mystical Mermaid Package: $90.00

  • Mermaid Hairstyling
  • Mermaid face make-up
  • Gift bag
  • Accessories
  • Mermaid inspired outfit including a tutu
  • Access to our Mermaid & Pirates party
  • Exclusive “Shell-fie” Station
  • Under the Sea inspired snacks

Captain Hook Packages: $45.00

  • Pirate Makeup
  • Earring
  • Eyepatch
  • Hat
  • Sword
  • Tattoo
  • Access to our Mermaid and Pirates party
  • Exclusive “Shell-fie” Station
  • Under the Sea inspired snacks

Know Before You Go

The “Sea Grass Salon” is very popular. Reservations should be made in advance and are highly recommended. To book your appointment at the Sea Grass Salon, please register.

  • To participate, Guests must be between 3 and 12 years of age and be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older).
  • Your transformation will take approximately 30 minutes

Breakfast with the Mermaids, Gulf of Mexico Exhibit | November 3, November 4, November 10 and November 11 |  8:30am – 10:00am

Members $75.00, Non-members $80.00

Enjoy your breakfast in front of the Gulf of Mexico exhibit at Audubon Aquarium of Americas! Guests will receive exclusive access to meet a mermaid up close during breakfast and each participant will receive an autographed photo of their mermaid. After breakfast (9:45am) guests will have early entry for a free photo with a mermaid. Your breakfast ticket also includes admission to the Aquarium for the day and the Mermaid & Pirate party in the Pisces Room on the second floor of the Aquarium.

Breakfast Menu

  • Belgian Waffles with Assorted Toppings and House made Whipped Cream
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Applewood Bacon
  • Grits
  • Danishes
  • Biscuits
  • Assorted Beverages

Mermaid and Pirate Party, Pisces Room 

November 3, November 4, November 10, November 11,


$5.00 a person, Complimentary admission for parents and guardians accompanied by a child with a ticket. Aquarium admission not included in ticket price.

Enjoy our Pisces Room that overlooks the Mississippi River to create mermaid and pirate themed crafts. Enjoy pirate and mermaid games, an exclusive “Shell-fie Station”, a Sing-a-long with pirate and mermaid songs with a DJ.

Mermaid Saloon | November 8, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Members $65.00 per person, Non-members $55.00 per person

Visit with the mermaid’s after-hours in an all-inclusive adult cocktail event! Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

  • Signature cocktails include the “Mer-tini” and “Pirate Punch”!
  • Delicious passed Hors d'oeuvres and shrimp cake station
  • Mermaids, Mermen, and Underwater Pirate Sword Fights
  • Photo Opportunities

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