Fort Fisher Special Events

Yoga at the Aquarium

8 -9 a.m. 
Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Find your bliss during the Aquarium's yoga hour. Engage and rejuvenate as a professional instructor leads students through meditation, breathing exercises and foundational postures in a tranquil "underwater" setting. The class is suitable for all levels and modifications will be offered. Preregistration required. 


March 1-4 and 8-11

The world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids enchant guests swimming and twirling alongside sharks, rays, schooling fish and a green sea turtle named Shelldon.

Aquarium admission on these dates includes:

Swimming mermaid once per hour 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
Meet a mermaid on dry land 9:15 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Mermaid-themed activities including a scavenger hunt, photo opportunities and autographs. 
Mermaid swims and meet and greet are included in general Aquarium admission that may be purchased at the door or in advance. (Dive times are subject to change without notice.) Special programming requires additional ticketing (see below).

SPECial Mermaid Programming With Additional Ticketing:

Mermaid Paint Night 
6 p.m. Thursdays, March 1 and 8
Includes professional instruction, take home canvas, mermaid meet and greet and swim

Breakfast with Mermaids 
8 a.m. March 1,2, 4 and 8,9,11
8 a.m. March 3 and 10 (Sold Out)
Includes donuts, mermaid meet and greet and swim

Under the Sea AquaCamps
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, March 3,4 and 10,11
For children ages 5-12, crafts, activities, live animals, snack and mermaid photo opportunity

Children’s Discovery Time
10:30 a.m. Friday, March 2 (Sold Out)
12:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 (Sold Out)
2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 
All times Friday, March 9 (Sold Out)

Mermaid-themed; recommended for younger guests aged 3-5
Due to the expected High visitation during this event, Visitors are strongly encouraged to use umbrella strollers only.

Alligator Egg Hunt

 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 24, 30 and 31

The annual Alligator Egg Hunt offers children an opportunity to meet a live baby alligator, create their own special alligator egg basket and hunt for candy-filled eggs in the Aquarium’s garden. 

Recommended for children ages 3-10. Limited space available. Registration required.


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