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Mermaids

World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids

October 10 – October 19 

For a limited time, discover the magic of the world famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids when they splash into Newport Aquarium October 10 – 19. Be amazed during the daily mermaid appearances as you watch them swim underwater with their favorite Newport Aquarium animals. Plus, meet a mermaid up-close and out of the water during one of our daily meet and greet times. It’s all free with admission ticket or a Newport Aquarium Annual Pass. 

Free with Admission! 


About Weeki Wachee Springs, FL 

The World Famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida have been a commercial success since the small-town park opened in 1947. For almost 60 years, the fun, family oriented park has lured in visitors with beautiful mermaids who swim in the cool, clear spring waters. Sitting in the Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Theater, visitors feel like they are inside the flowing spring, and are transported back to simpler times. Today, they continue to delight visitors from all over the world, making dreams come true for believers of all ages. 


Mermaid Meet and Greet 

Guests have the opportunity to personally meet and talk with one of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids, as well as have their pictures taken. 

Location: Shark Ray Bay Theater 

Times: 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm each day. 

See a Mermaid Swim 

Guests can view a real-life mermaid, clad in a colorful fish-tailed costume, swimming underwater. The mermaids will swim underwater in the aquarium’s 60,000-gallon Coral Reef exhibit that features nearly 200 aquatic animals and more than 50 species of fish. 

Location: Coral Reef Exhibit 

Times: 11am to 4pm each day 


Mermaid Overnight Adventure 

Discover the magic of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids and spend the night at the Newport Aquarium. Overnight Adventures are limited, which creates an exclusive and intimate aquarium experience. Guests will get to meet a mermaid up-close and out of the water during a meet and greet in Shark Ray Bay Theater, plus see a mermaid swim in our Coral Reef Exhibit. The overnight also includes exclusive Aquarium access, mermaid crafts, mermaid bingo and a mermaid plush to take home. And don’t forget – you’ll sleep surrounded by amazing sea life – like SHARKS! Learn more

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 

Time: 7:30pm-9:00am Cost: $59.00 ($50.00 Annual Passholder) + Tax. Passholders must log-in to see discounted price. Learn More


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Breakfast with a Mermaid 

Enjoy breakfast with your family in our Riverside Room overlooking a spectacular view of the Ohio River and Downtown Cincinnati. After breakfast, you’ll be invited into the Aquarium before we open to the general public. Each breakfast is limited to 150 guests, which creates an exclusive and intimate experience. All guests get exclusive access to meet a mermaid up-close and out of the water during a meet and greet in Shark Ray Bay Theater, and see a mermaid swim in our Coral Reef Exhibit. Plus, guests receive a specially decorated mermaid cookie! Learn more.

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 Sunday, October 12, 2014 

Time: Breakfast begins promptly at 8:30am 

Cost: $42.00 ($32.00 Annual Passholders) + Tax. Passholders must log-in to see discounted price. Learn More


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*Schedule days/times subject to change without notice.