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Mermaids Return to Newport Aquarium - with Pirates

The mermaids are coming back to Newport Aquarium - and this year, they're bringing pirates, too.

Mermaids swim into Newport September 29 through October 15, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Guests also will have the opportunity to personally meet a mermaid while inside the Shark Ray Bay Theater. Daily mermaid dive and meet-and-greet times are included with regular admission.

This year, guests will encounter pirates through their Newport Aquarium adventure and even have the chance to meet a pirate in the aquarium’s newest experience – Stingray Hideaway.

“Newport Aquarium’s mermaids are a tradition Cincinnati looks forward to every year,” said Chad Showalter, senior marketing and communications manager at Newport Aquarium. “And this year’s addition of pirates will give guests even more to discover during their adventure.”

The first event of the season, the Mermaids and Pirates Ball is on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. This after-hours family-friendly costume party includes appetizers and refreshments, dancing, an adventure map and mermaid and pirate-themed activities. There’s also a special mermaid meet-and-greet and much more. Tickets can be purchased online for this signature event.  

-Becca Wallace, RCN intern

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