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Live mermaids are back at the Newport!

Live mermaids are back at the Newport!


Mermaids are here – and now you can see it to believe it.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Newport Aquarium is introducing a new “mermaid magic” experience. From May 25 – June 23, attendees will be able to see and interact with the enchanting sea-creatures. 

The experience showcases mermaids swimming and playing with their sea-creature friends, and performing various tricks such as tail flips and bubble kisses.

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Photo via Newport Aquarium’s Website

“As a mom, nothing compares to seeing the joy on your child’s face as they watch a fairytale unfold in front of them,” Rebecca Foster, Newport Aquarium’s Executive Director, said. “That’s what Mermaids is all about.”


Individuals will also be able to not only hear stories and join sing-alongs, but they will also get the chance to meet and talk with real-life mermaids outside of their underwater enclosures. 

“What we want to share is the message of conservation, and making sure our oceans stay healthy, and beautiful, and thriving,” Aphrodite, one of Newport’s mermaids, said. 

Included with the aquarium’s general admission, the mermaid experience will happen daily (except Tuesdays) during the almost month-long period. Admission can be bought at the door or online for a discounted price.

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