Adventure Aquarium hosts mermaids through March 13th!

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In celebration of the Aquarium’s 30th birthday, Mermaids returns to Adventure Aquarium (1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103) for the first time since 2019. Mystical mermaids will charm visitors every Thursday to Sunday from February 24 through March 13, 2022. 

“The best way to celebrate the Aquarium’s 30th birthday is with a little magic from mermaids,” said Molly Deese, Adventure Aquarium Executive Director. “It’s been over two years since mermaids have appeared at Adventure Aquarium, and we’re thrilled to have them back to entertain and mesmerize new and returning guests.” 

For a limited time, visitors to Adventure Aquarium will have a unique opportunity to see real-life mermaids dive beneath the waves and swim among 15,000 amazing animals in the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm exhibit, wade with the stingrays above the waves, and meet their favorite mermaid for a photo! 

Family-friendly Mermaids programming includes: 

Underwater Swimming Mermaid – Prepare to be mesmerized as you witness a real-life mermaid swimming underwater among the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast in the Shark Realm Exhibit. 

Mermaid Beach Club – Guests can wave hello and interact with a mermaid as they relax in Stingray Beach Club, surrounded by the Aquarium’s friendly rays. 

Meet a Mermaid – Enjoy a one-on-one visit with a mermaid on dry land in Mermaid Grotto. Have a professional H20 photo taken with a mermaid and take home a lasting memory.

Mermaid Crafts – Create a magical mermaid tail or pirate hat craft with the help of an Adventure Aquarium team member. 

Walk the Plank – The popular “Walk the Plank” game show will return with new mermaid-themed categories. Audience members are pitted against each other to save their team from WALKING…THE…PLANK! 

Mermaid Munchies – Special mermaid-themed items will be available, including mermaid-themed cotton candy, Dippin’ Dots, Mermaid lollipops, cookies, pudding, and an “Under the Sea” Sandwich.

Mermaid and Pirate Face Painting – Guests can channel their inner mermaid or pirate during their visit. 

Mermaid Gift Shop – New mermaid merchandise, from apparel to puzzles and plushes, will be available while supplies last. 

Adventure Aquarium and the mermaids are committed to ocean conservation and improving the health of the world’s oceans for the animals that live there. The mermaids are eager to share their passion for conservation and ways families can help long after their visit, including saying no to single-use straws and plastic bags. Guests are encouraged to learn more and ask the mermaids why clean water is crucial for land and ocean life and how humans can help reduce plastics in the ocean. 

Mermaids is included with daily tickets and Adventure Aquarium Memberships. Reservations are strongly encouraged. To purchase tickets, please visit

Guests are encouraged to use #AAQMermaids when posting on social media during their visit, as photos may appear on Adventure Aquarium’s social accounts!

Follow Adventure Aquarium on Instagram at, Twitter at, and Facebook at Adventure Aquarium is also now on TikTok! Follow the Aquarium’s newest social account to view exclusive, original content! 

About Adventure Aquarium: 
Adventure Aquarium is celebrating 30 years of underwater adventure in 2022. Just minutes from Center City Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront, the Aquarium features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout 2 million gallons of water. Adventure Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Adventure Aquarium is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition. For more information, visit

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