More Fins, More Fun - Mermaids Set to Return to South Carolina Aquarium this Spring

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World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids to Perform in North America’s Tallest Tank

The World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids

This spring break be sure to include the World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids in your plans. A total of four mermaids will entertain guests at the South Carolina Aquarium March 27 through April 5, 2015. The mermaids come from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Spring Hill, FL. During their time at the Aquarium, they will swim among hundreds of animals, including 8-foot sharks, during three daily performances in the Aquarium’s largest exhibit, the Great Ocean Tank. During each show, the mermaids will delight guests with a highly technical and choreographed routine to a musical number inspiring visitors of all ages. The shows take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily and are included with general admission to the Aquarium.

Guests may also participate in a photo opportunity with a mermaid and explore interactive areas focused on conservation efforts to sustain the beauty of the ocean:

Guests will experience:

  • Mermaid-themed activities
  • A unique photo opportunity with a Weeki Wachee Mermaid
  • Ability to photograph mermaids during an underwater musical routine
  • Mermaid and pirate puppet theater
  • Interactive education stations

The World Famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida have been a commercial success since the small-town park opened in 1947. Over the years, they have continued to delight visitors from all over the world. The performances at the South Carolina Aquarium are included with general admission. Be sure to mark your calendar to ensure this spring break you experience this enchantment under the sea. Call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit scaquarium.org.

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Fast facts:

  • The World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids return to the South Carolina Aquarium
  • The mermaids will perform March 27 through April 5, 2015
  • Three shows will take place daily, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • The mermaid performances are included with Aquarium admission
  • Mermaid photo opportunities
  • Enjoy interactive hands-on mermaid and pirate themed activities
  • For more information call (843) 577-FISH (3575) or visit scaquarium.org/mermaids

For all media inquiries, please contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660 or kdittloff(at)scaquarium(dot)org.

About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Toddlers (2 and under) free; Youth (3-12) $17.95; Adults (13+) $24.95. The Aquarium plus the 4-D Theater experience is free for Toddlers, $22.95 for Children, $29.95 for Adults. The 4-D Theater experience only is $6.95 for Children and Adults, and free for Members. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit scaquarium.org. Memberships are available by calling 843-577-FISH.

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