Real-life mermaids perform underwater with sharks at Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium
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Jul 2, 2019
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Grapevine, Texas -- For the first time in the aquarium’s history, a magical mermaid show is coming to SEA LIFE Grapevine.  Watch as mermaids perform underwater in the aquarium’s 160,000-gallon ocean tank alongside sharks, sea turtles, and even sturgeon to amaze visitors of all ages every Thursday through Sunday through July 7.

While back on dry land, guests can meet a mermaid when she sits upon her throne inside the aquarium.  This personal meet and greet offers a memorable photo opportunity and allows guests to pledge their love for the oceans. From recycling to reducing the use of plastic bags and straws, guests will be encouraged by the mermaids to love the ocean and all of their ocean friends.

“SEA LIFE brings an ocean of fun to its guests every day, and now we are adding a bit of magic with these amazingly talented mermaids,” said Kelly Schwartz, General Manager at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. “Through this captivating underwater show, we hope to further instill a love and appreciation of our oceans with kids of all ages.”

All mermaid appearances and meet and greets are included with the price of admission.  Mermaid dive shows will take place on June 20 - July 7 every Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Mermaid meet and greets take place in the theater every Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mermaid makeover packages will be available for purchase on select dates and times.  Each mermaid makeover experience will include a meet and greet with one of the mermaids, a child mermaid tail, professional face painting, hair accessories and goody bag.  See website for details.

Aquarium Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - last admission two hours before closing.

Tickets:  Admission is $22.95 for adults, $18.95 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under.  To purchase special discounted tickets visit

SEA LIFE Grapevine is located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway. Grapevine, Texas 76051.

About SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium: SEA LIFE Grapevine transports you into the amazing underwater world.  Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks.  With an amazing 360° ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and thousands of sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun.  To get any closer you would have to get wet!  Admission is $22.95 for adults, $18.95 for children ages 3 to 12.  For more information visit  SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051. Phone: 469-444-3050. Follow us on Facebook: @sealifegrapevine, Twitter @sealifegrpevine and Instagram: @sealifeusa.

About Merlin Entertainments plc: Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's number one and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more than 120 attractions, 18 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to more than 65 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its 29,000 employees (peak season). See Merlin Backstage ( or for an insight into how Merlin delivers memorable experiences to its many millions of visitors to its attractions. Visit for more information.