Mermaids Return to Adventure Aquarium in 2023 | June 1 - 18

May 22, 2023

CAMDEN, N.J. (May 22, 2023) – Ocean lovers can bring their imaginations to life this summer as Adventure Aquarium transports the magic of the underwater world off of the big screen and under the sea as “real-life” mermaids dive deep amongst its collection of sharks from June 1-18 (Thursday-Sunday only).

During this fantastical festival, Adventure Aquarium will offer guests the chance to make memories as they explore the mermaid world both underwater and above the surface.

During the Mermaids festival, Adventure Aquarium’s offerings will include:


See mermaids diving deep in Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Realm exhibit, which is home to a collection of sandbar, sand tiger, and nurse sharks. Guests can interact and take photos with mermaids in front of a movie-screen-sized window and enjoy fin-tastic views of the 550,000-gallon exhibit.

Please Note: The Mermaids Underwater Experience operates on timed entry. Guests will receive a timed ticket upon entry to the Aquarium that indicates when they can enter the Underwater Experience.

MERMAID BEACH CLUB (Zone B – Stingray Beach Club)

Stingray Beach Club is getting a mermaid makeover! Stop by to see a mermaid wading above the surface amongst cownose and southern stingrays as she sings and blows kisses to visitors.


Step on into the Mermaids’ manor to meet a mermaid up close as she sits on her clamshell throne. Don’t forget to capture the mer-moment with a professional photo keepsake!

Guests can save time and money by pre-purchasing their mermaid photo package ahead of time. The online photo package includes two 6x8 photos for $25.


Aramark, the Aquarium’s concessionaire, will offer a number of mermaid-themed treats, including:

Sweet Treats

  • Mermaid Cotton Candy Dippin’ Dots | Cotton candy flash-frozen ice cream bites
  • Mermaid Fish Cone | Purple vanilla soft serve ice cream in a home-made, fish-shaped waffle cone and topped with mermaid sprinkles
  • Mermaid Gelati | Frozen Icee swirled with purple vanilla soft serve and mermaid sprinkles
  • Mermaid Sundae | Purple vanilla soft serve ice cream served in a souvenir bowl and topped with graham cracker dust, mermaid sprinkles, and cotton candy Dippin’ Dots
  • Mermaid Candy Stand | Serving mermaid-themed lollipops, rock candy, cotton candy and lemonade (Only available in the Underwater Mermaid Experience)

Savory Snacks

  • Fish & Chips | Crispy fried fish fillets served with fries and coleslaw
  • Po’ Boy Fish Sandwich | Crispy fish fillet on a telera roll and topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and remoulade. – served with fries.

For the Mer-Moms & Dads

  • Mermaid Margarita | Mango-strawberry margarita garnished with candy pieces and a sugared rim (Only available at Flying Fish Beer Garden)


The young and the young at heart are welcome to get creative and take part in mermaid-inspired crafts:

DIY Mermaid Necklace

Make a mermaid necklace with your choice of charm and a scoop of beads to create a beautiful take-home treasure.

Color Your Own Pirate Hat

Pirates might not have tails, but they still share the high seas with the Aquarium’s mermaid friends. Express your inner buccaneer by coloring your own eco-friendly pirate hat.

Guests looking to enjoy Mermaids and more should consider becoming a Member for unlimited, year-round access to Adventure Aquarium’s 15,000 incredible aquatic animals. Tickets for Mermaids are available for purchase NOW at


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