Location: Bay and Ocean Pavilion

Cost: Mermaid Monday: Members - $20, Non-Members: $30; Mermaids Behind the Scenes: $75 person; April 10th only: Mermaid Balee Bubbles Boutique: $100 per child and $30 accompanying adult (limited spaces)

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:30 - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: Reservations are required for this exclusive event. You will select a time to see the mermaid swimming in the Red Sea Aquarium to avoid overcrowding in the tunnel. Tickets are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable. "Infant" refers to ages under 1 yr.

CHECK-IN: Membership status will be validated at event check in.  Strollers will not be permitted in the tunnel. Doors open at 5:30. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your ticket time to check in and receive your wristband.

EVENT ACTIVITIES: The Bay & Ocean Pavilion will be open for ticketed guests to explore from 6-9PM.

  • Mermaid swimming in the Red Sea Aquarium (at your ticket selection time)
  • Visit with a mermaid at the Ray Touch Pool and at the Norfolk Canyon Aquarium
  • Enjoy story time with a mermaid
  • Musical performances by Shelly and Rainbow 
  • Mermaid puppet show
  • Make a mermaid sun catcher to take home

Mermaid Behind the Scenes - Take an exclusive staff-guided tour above the Red Sea Tunnel to meet the mermaids! Watch as the mermaids swim among the spotted eagle rays and colorful Red Sea residents, and talk with them about what it means to be a mermaid! Each tour is 15 minutes, and some restrictions apply. COST: $75 per person, limit of 4 per session.  Price includes Mermaid Behind the Scenes and the Mermaid Monday experience.

Mermaid Balee’s Bubblee Boutique - Join Mermaid Balee for this extra-special event with a very limited number of spaces! Mermaid Balee’s Bubblee Boutique will immerse your 4 to 10 year old child in the world of mermaids with a unique salon treatment fit for the sea! Guests will receive the full mermaid make over-hair, nails, and face make up while enjoying snacks fit for a mermaid and participating in mer-activities. Then to top it off, they will be treated to extraordinary viewing of the mermaids inside the Red Sea Tunnel. COST: $100 per child, which includes the Mermaid Monday activities. Ticket price for accompanying adult is $30 which includes mermaid viewing and Mermaid Monday activities at the conclusion of Mermaid Balee’s Bubblee Boutique.

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