Weeki Wachee Mermaids

November 1-4 and 8-11
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Back by popular demand, the world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. From 10:00am to 5:00pm on each of the eight days, the mermaids will dive beneath the surface of the Great Maya Reef, which is home to stingrays and tropical fish. Guests also can meet a mermaid up-close and have photos taken next to the penguin habitat on the Aquarium’s second floor.

Sea Grass Salon
November 4 and 11  /  10:00am - 4:30pm
Pisces Room
2nd Floor, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Transform into a mermaid at the Aquarium! Professional “Sea Grass Stylists” from Salon J’elle will turn you into a magical mermaid complete with makeup, hair, and a mermaid inspired outfit. If your child prefers something a little different they can join in the fun as our “Sea Grass” apprentices transform them into pirates!

Tickets go on sale soon!

The Mystical Mermaid Package ($90.00)

  • Mermaid Hairstyling
  • Mermaid face make-up
  • Gift bag
  • Accessories
  • Mermaid inspired outfit including a tutu
  • Access to our Mermaid & Pirates party
  • Exclusive “Shell-fie” Station
  • Under the Sea inspired snacks

The Captain Hook Package ($45.00)

  • Pirate Makeup
  • Earring
  • Eyepatch
  • Hat
  • Sword
  • Tattoo
  • Access to our Mermaid and Pirates party
  • Exclusive “Shell-fie” Station
  • Under the Sea inspired snacks

Know Before You Go

  • The “Sea Grass Salon” is very popular. Reservations should be made in advance and are highly recommended.
  • To book your appointment at the Sea Grass Salon, please register online.
  • You will need to pre-pay for the appointment.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to register.
  • To participate, guests must be between 3 and 12 years of age and be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older).
  • Shoes will not be provided with the costume.
  • Your mermaid transformation will take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

Breakfast with the Mermaids
Gulf of Mexico Exhibit
Audubon Aquarium of Americas

  • Saturday November 3, 2018 | 8:30am-10:00am
  • Sunday November 4, 2018 | 8:30am-10:00am
  • Saturday November 10, 2018 | 8:30am-10:00am
  • Sunday November 11, 2018 | 8:30am-10:00am

Enjoy your breakfast in front of the Gulf of Mexico exhibit at Audubon Aquarium of Americas! Guests will receive exclusive access to meet a mermaid up close during breakfast and each participant will receive an autographed photo of their mermaid. After breakfast (9:45am) guests will have early entry for a free photo with a mermaid. Your breakfast ticket also includes admission to the Mermaid & Pirate party in the Pisces Room on the second floor of the Aquarium.

Breakfast Menu

  • Belgian Waffles with Assorted Toppings and House made Whipped Cream
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Applewood Bacon
  • Grits
  • Danishes
  • Biscuits
  • Assorted Beverages

(Tickets go on sale soon!)

  • Members: $75.00 per person
  • Non-Members: $85.00 per person


Mermaid and Pirate Party
Pisces Room
Second Floor, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

  • Saturday November 3, 2018 | 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday November 4, 2018 | 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday November 10, 2018 | 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday November 11, 2018 | 11:00am-4:00pm

Enjoy our Pisces Room that overlooks the Mississippi River to create mermaid and pirate themed crafts. Enjoy pirate and mermaid games, an exclusive “Shell-fie Station”, a Sing-a-long with pirate and mermaid songs with a DJ.

$5.00 per person
Complimentary admission for parents and guardians if accompanied by a child with a ticket.

  • Tickets go on sale soon!
  • Admission to this event is included with a "Breakfast With the Mermaids" ticket.

Thursday November 8, 2018
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Visit with the mermaid’s after-hours in an all inclusive adult cocktail event! Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

  • Signature cocktails include the “Mer-tini” and “Pirate Punch”!
  • Delicious passed Hors d'oeuvres and shrimp cake station
  • Mermaids, Mermen, and Underwater Pirate Sword Fights
  • Photo Opportunities

(Tickets go on sale soon!)

  • Members: $85.00 per person
  • Non-Members: $95.00 per person


Passed Hors d'oeuvres

  • Panko Encrusted Rissotto Balls with Thai Chili Glaze
  • Fried Alligator Bites with Creole Mustard
  • Ciabatta Melt with Sliced Filet & Bleu Cheese
  • Lobster Spring Rolls with Sriracha Aioli
  • Roasted Chicken and Smoked Gouda on Artisan Bread with Arugula Chiffonade

Antipasto Tuscany

  • Marinated Vegetables of Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms, and Grilled Asparagus
  • Italian Meats and Cheeses
  • Artichoke and Red Pepper Torte
  • Eggplant Caponata
  • Italian Breads and Pita Chips

Shrimp Cake Action Station

  • Shrimp Cakes sautéed on site and topped with a spicy cream “Lafitte” sauce.


  • Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding with a White Chocolate Rum Sauce


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