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Weeki Wachee Mermaids to Splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Limited Engagement Begins Thursday, November 3, 2016

Summary

Back by popular demand, the world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6 and Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13.

Back by popular demand, the world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6 and Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each of the eight days, the mermaids will dance and dive beneath the surface of the Great Maya Reef, which is home to stingrays and tropical fish. Guests also can meet a mermaid up-close and have photos taken next to the penguin habitat on the Aquarium’s 2nd floor.

"Our guests were mesmerized by the mermaids last year and we're excited to bring them back to New Orleans. We hope children will marvel at their performances while being inspired by the marine life and educational opportunities in our Aquarium."
Rich Toth, Audubon Aquarium's Managing Director.

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 www.weekiwachee.com.

Sea Grass Salon | November 5, 6, 12 & 13 | 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visitors can be a mermaid just like the ones at the Aquarium! Audubon's “Sea Grass” apprentices will turn guests into a magical mermaid with make-up, hair extensions and nail color.

And boys can join in on the fun too, as “Sea Grass” apprentices transform them into heroic mermen.

Mermaid-Perfect Packages

The Little Fish Package ($45.00)

  • Mermaid Hairstyling
  • Mermaid face make-up
  • Seashell tiara
  • Nail polish

The Mermaid Package ($90.00)

  • Mermaid Hairstyling
  • Mermaid face make-up
  • Seashell tiara
  • Nail polish
  • Mermaid Tail (swimming suit)

Know Before You GoView important information about reservations. Guest restrictions and available products.

Advance reservations are highly recommended. To book your appointment at the Sea Grass Salon, please call (504) 861-5103. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

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

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, visit AudubonNatureInstitute.org

The Little Mermaid 3D will show in the Entergy Giant Screen Theater November 3 – 13

10AM The Little Mermaid 3D 

12PM Finding Dory 3D 

2PM The Little Mermaid 

4PM Finding Dory 3D 

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.