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No Shoes, No Legs, No Problem! For the First Time Ever, Mermaids Visit the South Carolina Aquarium
3/26/2014 10:08:05 AM

Once the subject of sea lore and myth, live mermaids are making a splash at the South Carolina Aquarium this spring break.  For a limited time, The World Famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will swim amongst the sea life in the Aquarium's Great Ocean Tank, bringing legend to life in a truly unforgettable experience.  The interactive family-friendly program will feature the mermaids performing intricate underwater choreography to music three times daily April 12-20, 2014.  Guests will have an opportunity to take a photo with one of the World Famous mermaids during or after the show.
Special interactive areas will also be set up  around the Aquarium where guests can enjoy hands-on activities focused on conservation efforts to sustain the beauty of these mermaids and the marine life around them.
Hands-on guest experiences include:
  • Interactive education stations
  • Mermaid and pirate puppet theater
  • Mermaid and pirate craft area
  • Mermaid and pirate dress-up station
  • Mermaid meet and greet
  • Mermaid photo opportunities


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, making dreams come true for believers of all ages.  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 for more information or to purchase your ticket in advance.

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