The world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans, for a pair of Thursday-Sunday sessions: Nov. 2-5 and Nov. 9-12. The legendary sirens have been entertaining audiences since 1947, based at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 45 minutes north of Tampa, Florida.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each of the eight days, the mermaids will dance and dive beneath the surface of the Great Maya Reef, which is home to stingrays and tropical fish. Guests also can meet a mermaid up-close and have photos taken next to the penguin habitat on the aquarium’s second floor.
Aquarium tickets are $29.95 for adults and $21.95 for children ages 2-12 at audubonnatureinstitute.org/tickets.