Mermaids Return to Newport Aquarium

Mermaids are returning to Newport Aquarium for a limited time only event, September 29th through October 15th. And, brand new for 2017, they’re joined by swashbuckling pirates!

Prepare to be mesmerized as you witness a real-life Mermaid swimming among the sea life in our Amazon Tunnel, including one of the world’s largest freshwater fish- the arapaima! Plus, enjoy a one-on-one visit with a Mermaid on dry land during our daily meet and greets in Shark Ray Bay Theater. Don’t forget your camera- you can get your photo taken with them! These special mermaids are visiting Newport Aquarium from different parts of the world, and along the way you’ll hear about how important ocean conservation is for them and all sea life.

Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? Because they spend years at C! Arrrrrrrr you ready for a brand new pirate experience in 2017? Stingray Hideaway is where X marks the spot, and you’ll encounter infamous pirates greeting guests throughout the day!

The Mermaid and Pirate Experience is included with Newport Aquarium admission.

Mermaid Meet and Greet

Every day during Mermaids guests have the opportunity to personally meet and talk with one of the Mermaids as well as have a special photo opportunity.

Meets and Greets are held in Shark Ray Bay Theater and the schedule varies by day:

Monday-Friday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:30am - 4pm
**Friday, September 29: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

September 29 - October 15

Mermaid Swims

Be amazed during the daily mermaid appearances as you watch them swim in our Amazon Tunnel with their favorite Newport Aquarium animals.

Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
** Friday, September 29: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

September 29 - October 15

Mermaids and Pirates Breakfasts

October 1, 8 & 15

Enjoy breakfast with your family, Mermaids and Pirates in our Riverside Room overlooking a spectacular view of the Ohio River and Downtown Cincinnati.

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October 01 - October 15

Mermaids Return to Newport Aquarium

Discover the magic of Mermaids at Newport Aquarium.

September 29 - October 15

Pirates of Newport Aquarium

Throughout your adventure at Newport Aquarium you’ll encounter swashbuckling pirates, and even get the chance to meet one in the aquarium’s newest experience - Stingray Hideaway.

Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
** Friday, September 29: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

September 29 - October 15

Stingray Hideaway