Return of Mermaids for a Limited-Time Engagement

The magic and enchantment of Mermaids become a reality
as these mythical creatures dive amidst sharks and other sea creatures!

Are Mermaids really real? Adventure Aquarium invites guests to believe in the possibility this November.

Back by popular demand, the magical world of Mermaids returns from Saturday, November 5 through Sunday, November 13 for a limited-time engagement at Adventure Aquarium.  Aquarium guests will have the unique opportunity to see mesmerizing Wands and Wishes Mermaids dive in the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit and appear in the “panoramic” window as sharks, sea turtles and colorful fish glide past.  The family-friendly program will also feature up close, dry land opportunities to meet and greet with a Mermaid, pose for photos, receive a Mermaid keepsake autograph and even interact with pirates.  Kids can also collect sticker coins at each Mermaid location throughout the Aquarium to complete a special Visitor Guide map.

“Adventure Aquarium is thrilled to bring the Mermaid Experience to our guests for our third year hosting Mermaids,” said Kim Perno, Guest Experience Manager at Adventure Aquarium.  “From start to finish, kids of all ages will be spellbound while watching a real-life mermaid swim in water as she interacts with them.  Her tail alone is incredibly impressive!  But the Mermaid Experience won’t stop there as our guests meet with mermaids on the “dry side” all throughout the Aquarium.”

The Mermaid Experience is included with Aquarium admission or Membership.  Exclusive Members-only evening events will also be held on Friday, November 4 (sold out) and Wednesday, November 9, including special after hours access to the Mermaid Experience. To learn more, begin the Mermaid Experience or purchase tickets online, visit


NEW! Mermaid Autographs – Have the opportunity to meet a Mermaid up close and on dry land in Shark Realm. Mermaid autographs are available daily during Mermaids.

Swimming Mermaid – At Ocean Realm “Panoramic” window, experience the underwater Mermaid as she swims among rare shark species, massive sea turtles, stingrays and more.

Meet a Mermaid! – Come up close on dry land for daily Mermaid meet and greets in Zone B. Have your picture taken with a Mermaid and take home a lasting memory of the magic you and your family experience.

Pirate Captain Appearance – Pirate greetings to all when entering the aquarium. Meet, greet and get your picture taken with one of our pirates all during Mermaids.

Mermaid and Pirate Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos – Channel your inner mermaid or pirate during your visit. Stacey’s Face Painting will offer themed face painting designs daily during Mermaids.

Mermaid Craft Table – Can’t get enough of Mermaids? Join us for Mermaid and Pirate arts and crafts! Create your very own Mermaid or Pirate theme crown - only on weekends.

Mermaid Shop – Mermaid merchandise will be available all week. From Mermaid apparel to Mermaid blankets to Pirate themed toys, there sure is something for all to enjoy. (While supplies last)

Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water.  The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States as well as two rare scalloped hammerhead sharks, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition. Open 365 days a year, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, visit