The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) just announced a live mermaid will be coming to the Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids exhibit this weekend, January 13 and 14!
For this special weekend, visit Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids to explore the various mythical creatures of the world and meet Mermaid Phantom!

Mermaid Phantom will be in the exhibit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both January 13 and 14. Visitors can talk to Phantom, ask her questions about mermaids and mythical creatures, touch her tail and take photos with her!

Courtesy GRPM
Courtesy GRPM

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids featuring models and replicas of preserved specimens as well as cast fossils of prehistoric animals to investigate how they could have, through misidentification, speculation, fear, or imagination, inspired the development of some legendary creatures.

Admission to Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids is $12 for adults, $7 for children, $9 for Kent County resident adults, $4 for Kent County resident children, and $2 for all Museum members! Tickets include general admission to the Museum, and can be purchased online at or by calling 616.929.1700.

This exhibit is located on the Museum’s third floor and runs through May 20, 2018.

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (, in collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau-Quebec; Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta; and The Field Museum, Chicago.

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids is sponsored by The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation, David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation, Meijer, Bird + Bird Studio, Harder & Warner, Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation, Lighthouse Group, Media Place Partners, Adventure Credit Union, The Jant Group, Chris & Kim Branoff, Grand Rapids Griffins, The Knickerbocker – New Holland Brewing and Spectrum Health.

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