Mermaids at SeaLife Aquarium in Tempe

The mermaids are back at SeaLife Aquarium in Tempe! This limited time event adds magic and beauty to the already exciting experience at SeaLife. Meet a mermaid, watch a mermaid swim, and enjoy mermaid themed activities all with one admission price!

We joined the opening members only night this weekend, but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the mermaids. It’s truly a fascinating experience that keeps us coming back every couple years. The meet a mermaid opportunity gave the kids a chance to ask all their mermaid questions, and even touch her tail. Ask for the mermaid’s signature card too! (An official SeaLife photographer is onsite, but you are welcome to take your own photos as well.)

The mermaid dive times are our absolute favorite. On non busy days (Thursday or Friday most likely), you can stay as long as you like to watch. The mermaid can blow kisses, make bubble hearts, and show off her skills! Put your hand on the glass to let her know you’re there, and you’re likely to get a touch and smile back.

SeaLife has been a favorite of our family ever since our oldest was a baby. Many of the tanks start from the ground, making it a wonderful way for toddlers to view underwater life. If you’ve been to Odysea Aquarium, you may be disappointed by the smaller size of SeaLife. But we actually prefer this, especially for ages 7 and under, as it allows a more personal and peaceful experience. We also love the 360 ocean tunnel, and the touch tanks.

The mermaids at SeaLife Aquarium in Tempe will be visiting March 5-29, 2020, Thursday-Sunday. Tickets purchased online will save $2/person. Combo tickets for SeaLife and Legoland Discovery Center are also available; we highly recommend this purchase, as it’s a great deal and you have 60 days to use your second ticket purchase. (It’s also just plain fun for LEGO lovers!)

Mermaid Dive Times: 11am – 1:30pm, 3pm – 4:30pm (There will be a dive intermission from 1:30pm – 3pm.)

Mermaid Meet & Greet Times: 10:30am – 12:30pm, 2pm – 4pm (There will be a meet and greet intermission from 12:30pm – 2pm.)

Mystical Mermaids Educational Talk: 2:30 – 3:00 pm at Mermaid Lagoon

If you’ve considered visiting SeaLife, this is the month to do so! You are able to enjoy 250 marine species, PLUS the addition of the unique mermaid experiences. It’s a two for one deal that will delight the whole family.

Interested in adding to the mermaid magic? Consider the VIP Mermaid Experience: aquarium admission plus a mermaid tail, face painting, a keepsake photo, and more! Price is $54.95/child, or $36/child for annual pass holders. Tickets can be purchased here.

Jana Tingom

Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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