Mermaid Encounter Declared a Splashing Success for Ocean Institute!

On September 12-13, 2015 Sheroes Entertainment LLC's internationally famous mermaids and pirates performed for record-breaking crowds at Ocean Institute, a nationally known center for its hands-on marine science, environmental and ocean education and maritime history programs located in Dana Point, California USA.

Building on their past collaborations, the Ocean Institute maritime & education departments and Sheroes Entertainment, LLC brought a brand new vision of immersive folk lore and ocean science to patrons through a special Mermaid Encounter exhibit for the 31st Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival.

A variety of new temporary exhibits developed by both groups for the weekend were featured including dynamic mermaids (and merman), roaming kid-friendly interactive pirates, empowering ocean environmental awareness stage shows, beach geology mysteries, interactive maritime laws and sanctuary awareness displays, legendary history and maritime lore, and a very special feature promoting the use of American Sign Language (ASL).

Infants through the elderly lined up early for the monumental exhibit, the first live swimming mermaids on display at the Institute, with unprecedented waiting lines stretching around its Surf Science facility to learn about the legends of the ocean and to meet the bubbly Catalina Mermaid and her fishlike friends.

Photo courtesy of Excellent Well Photos

Photo courtesy of Excellent Well Photos

News coverage of the mermaid exhibit made the front page of the local OC Register (article view-able HERE) newspaper section and gave a fin-filled fantasy twist to social media posts from patrons exclaiming compliments to the Ocean Institute and their selection of Sheroes Entertainment, LLC for entertainment as "the mermaid encounter and pirate were simply amazing!!!", "the best!", "a must see," and that they "had a blast visiting."

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Sheroes Entertainment, LLC would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Tracy, Carlyn, Katie, and all of the Ocean Institute's hard working staff and volunteers for working with us on this truly magical event.