World-Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids

March 27 – April 5: More Fins, More Fun!

This spring, sea lore and fantasy will flourish at the South Carolina Aquarium as mermaid legends come to life in an unforgettable experience. Join us Friday, March 27 through Sunday, April 5 as the World-Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids return to delight children and adults alike.

The World-Famous Mermaids of Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park have been a visitor favorite since 1947. Over the years, they have continued to thrill visitors from all over the world, making dreams come true for believers of all ages.

Three mermaids will perform an enchanting show in the Great Ocean Tank at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, and each show will last approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy photo opportunities with an additional mermaid in the Great Hall throughout the day. These family-oriented performances are included with general admission or Aquarium membership.



Tips for Visiting

  • Guests to the Aquarium are encouraged to arrive early to see the World-Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids perform during daily shows at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
  • Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
  • Bring the family, but please be aware that there will be limited stroller parking available inside the Aquarium. Additionally, strollers will not be permitted at the daily dive shows featuring the World-Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids. (Note: stroller check will be available at the Aquarium entrance from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Aquarium members are encouraged to purchase or renew their membership before arrival in order to expedite check-in.
    Purchase or renew online or call (843) 579-8518.
  • Please note that there will be road closures and heavy traffic throughout the Charleston peninsula during the morning of Saturday, March 28, due to the Cooper River Bridge Run. Please allow extra travel time in order to park prior to the 11 a.m. dive show.