May 13, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Location: Virginia Aquarium


Cost: $32.95 per person; $22.95 for Aquarium members


Contact: Virginia Aquarium


Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)


Mermaid Mondays, the after-hours event featuring real mermaids swimming in the Aquarium’s Red Sea Tunnel, begins on April 8 and continues each Monday through April 29. The mermaids return with even more friends for special encounters all over the Bay & Ocean Pavilion. In addition, King Neptune will greet guests and activities will be spread throughout the Aquarium. 

Guests will also be able to visit with a mermaid at the Ray Touch Pool, Norfolk Canyon Aquarium, and a mermaid at the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium. This year’s event also includes a mermaid puppet show, live musical performances, and other activities and photo opportunities in the Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion. 

Reservations for this limited engagement are required. Tickets are $22.95 for Aquarium members and $32.95 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling Guest Services at (757) 385-FISH (3474) with a credit card reservation. To enable full viewing of the mermaids by guests, strollers are discouraged for this event. 


Don't miss an extra opportunity to see mermaids in our Mermaid Mondays Behind the Scenes Experience! 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 learn about what it means to be a mermaid from the mythical creatures themselves! Each tour is 15 minutes and some restrictions apply.

Tickets are $75 per person and limited to 4 people per timeslot. Ticket price includes Mermaid Mondays Behind the Scenes experience and admission to Mermaid Mondays event.​​

Tickets are available here: https://tickets.virginiaaquarium.com/shows/mermaid%20behind%20the%20scenes/events​​ ​



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