Mermaids, Pirates, and Fairies…Oh my!

Treasure an evening of family fun at the Virginia Aquarium.

Select Fridays & Saturdays in April*


Members 50% off!


Timed visits must be purchased online

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Ahoy mateys! We invite you to join in an evening of fun and exploration that will send you home with a treasure trove of sweet memories. Along your journey, stop and chat with our special Aquarium visitors. Chat with mermaids enjoying a rest out of the water, fairies flitting cheerfully around the exhibits, and pirates ready to share about their adventures to any listening ears! Make this after-hours event even more magical by dressing as your favorite FantaSea character!

Please note:
  • Online registration and timed tickets are required. 
  • Tickets will not be available at the door. 
  • A paying adult must accompany children. 
  • Children 2 and under are free. 
  • Facial coverings are required for guests 5+. Costume masks do not qualify as "face coverings."
  • Unfortunately, due to social distancing concerns, we will not have mermaids swimming in the Aquarium at this event.

*Event nights are April 9,10,16, 17, 23 & 24