Teaching Ocean Ecology

The International Mermaid Museum is dedicated to teaching ocean ecology from seashore to sea floor immersed in mermaid mythology unifying oceanic cultures.

Three quarters of the world is covered with water. Yet the undersea experience is largely unavailable for most to explore. This exhibition offers unique insights into life between the seashore and the sea floor.

Ocean ecology wrapped in the mythology of mermaids creates a vivid and inviting learning opportunity for all ages and abilities.

2024 Mermaid Festival

The International Mermaid Museum will hold its 2024 Mermaid Festival from Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 14. During this nine-day event it is free to visit the museum from 11am to 6pm and to enjoy the festival from noon to 5pm.

In addition to the museum’s enchanting educational exhibits, the festival boasts a series of special attractions for visitors of all ages during this celebration of the sea. Everyone will enjoy seeing mermaids and Bigfoot around the museum, gardens, and the event tent.

The Northwest’s famous Una the Mermaid will be performing underwater in her tank.

Olive the Alchemist, founder of the Seattle Mermaid School, will preside on the mermaid throne.

Vertical Axis performers Nick Perry and Amanda Thornton will perform daily on their high wire with a combination of music and dance while suspended from a 20-foot tower.

All ages will want to see the Pacific Northwest Unicorns each day of the festival.

Rachel the Sailing Siren will perform fire dancing each day.

In the tent, guests can look forward to meeting the artists and crafters in person as they shop woodworking, jewelry, knotwork, acrylic and watercolor paintings, jewelry, soaps, gifts, and a host of mixed media art.

Mermaid Pockets of What Dwells Beneath will be offering original artwork as well as prints. At her side, Pirate Cliff will offer oyster shucking for pearls to be made into jewelry.

All day, every day, kids can participate in a Pirate’s Treasure Hunt in the museum with prizes for those who complete the puzzle and find the treasure,

There will be a free gyotaku (fish printing) station in the tent next to the museum.

Inside the museum there is a fee for guests who want to mine fossils, shells or gems, in the museum’s sluice box or for activating the mermaid fortune teller or the penny press.

The International Mermaid Museum is a registered 501(C)3 non-profit dedicated to teaching ocean ecology from seashore to sea floor immersed in mermaid mythology uniting world oceanic cultures. The International Mermaid Museum is located on the grounds of Westport Winery Garden Resort, halfway between Aberdeen and Westport on the Washington Coast.

From Seashore to Sea Floor

The non-profit International Mermaid Museum is open daily from 11am to 6pm.

Admission is $3 per person. Children age 5 and under are free. Families are $10.

School groups enjoy free admission with advance reservations. We also have a traveling trunk program to provide free curriculum for distant schools.

For those who want to contribute to the museum there are several opportunities. You are encouraged to donate mermaid memorabilia and marine life artifacts.

Donate a brick or bench to the museum at https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/mermaidmuseum

In Mermaid Mythology

The International Mermaid Museum is located halfway between Aberdeen and Westport (just over two hours from Seattle or Portland).

There is ample day parking for RVs, boats and buses at 1 South Arbor Road, Aberdeen, WA 98520 Email:info@WestportWinery.com

Phone: 360-310-4882

This property is the home of Westport Winery Garden Resort, Ocean's Daughter Distillery and the Sea Glass Grill.