Free with Newport Aquarium admission, guests can see real-life mermaids, clad in colorful fishtailed costumes, swim underwater from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
The mermaids will dive in the aquarium’s 60,000-gallon Coral Reef tank that features nearly 200 aquatic animals and more than 50 species of fish.
Guests can personally meet and talk with a mermaid, as well as have their pictures taken in the aquarium’s Shark Ray Bay Theater from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. daily.
The Mermaid & Pirate Family Ball is an after-hours family-friendly costume party on Sept. 25 that includes refreshments, a treasure hunt, dancing and a special mermaid meet-and-greet
Info: (800) 406-FISH (3474) or visit www.newportaquarium.com.