Photo of performers in mermaid outfits inside of a tank of water.

Mystic Mermaids®

Mermaids… to most, they're the subject of myth and legend, but at Downtown Aquarium we've got our own sea of mermaids!

Under the Sea Exhibit Shows

Friday Night Shows

  • *Every Friday, starting January 19, 2024
  • Show Times: 6:30pm
  • Stingray Reef Meet & Greets: 5:15pm-5:45pm / 7:15pm-7:45pm

Mermaid Shows in the Aquarium Restaurant

Enjoy a Mermaid show when you dine in our Aquarium Restaurant. To make reservations Click Here

Friday Night Shows

  • *Every Friday, starting January 19, 2024
  • Show Times: 5:30pm / 7:30pm
  • Stingray Reef Meet & Greets: 5:15pm-5:45pm / 7:15pm-7:45pm

Watch the mermaids swim amongst their sea life friends, all while teaching about the importance of taking care of our environment. Their family-friendly, interactive show is choreographed to music and is performed in the Under the Sea Exhibit.

Private Meet and Greets

Meet with one of our local underwater residents from the Mystic Mermaids! Learn fun facts and watch them dive for a special pearl that you can take home. Register Here

*Mermaid Shows and Meet and Greets may be canceled without prior notice and not updated immediately on our website. Check out our Facebook page for latest updates. Meet and greets are held after, unless otherwise stated.

People are always asking us about our mermaids! Click Here for fun facts about what it takes!

Fun facts about what it takes to be a Mystic Mermaid.

Mystic Mermaids are all scuba certified, CPR certified and trained on emergency water evacuation rescue.
The water is a temperature of 74 degrees.
The mermaids free dive, with no weights, no underwater air supply and no goggles. Salt water is impossible to see in, so the mermaids are trained to do their entire performance without clear vision!
The Mermaids current routine is a performance geared toward children. The show has conservation messages teaching kids how to care for the ocean and about recycling.
To become a mermaid – they each had to do a water evaluation test that consists of:
Swim 200 yards - timed.
50 yard butterfly stroke – timed.
Timed underwater endurance evaluation.
There is also a performance evaluation in the exhibit.

To apply to become a Mystic Mermaid please stop by and grab an application from the
administrative office.
Our mermaids swim with:

Barracudas - Nurse Sharks - Sting rays – Eels - 400lb Queensland Grouper - 200lb Potato Cod - White tipped Shark - Black tipped shark - Yellowtail snappers- Sea turtles - Drum fish - Mexican hog fish - Guitar shark - And many other schools of fish