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Mermaid Mondays at the Long Island Aquarium (Credit: Spoonful of Sugar)

Does your child love mermaids? Have they always wished that they could swim with one?  Well, now they can.

Beginning Monday, July 11 your child can swim on Mermaid Mondays at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. 

Mermaid Mondays takes place inside the aquarium’s shark lagoon reef, which is filled with tropical fish from all over the world. Each swim session will last for approximately 45 minutes.

“Mermaid Isabella is amazing, she looks so real,” said Long Island Aquarium event coordinator Nicole Buckley. “This is the first time that we’re doing this and I’m really excited to see the kids interact with her.”

Tickets for Mermaid Mondays are $42.50 per person plus tax (aquarium members are $36.50 plus tax), plus admission to the aquarium.

Mermaid Mondays will take place each Monday through August 29. Space is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended.

For more information call (631) 208-9200 x426. Or visit The Long Island Aquarium is located at 431 East Main Street in Riverhead.