Photos with The Mermaid

Photos with The Mermaid

WHAT: 900 North Michigan Shops has partnered with Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Public Library, and ocean conservation group, Blue Ring, to produce an underwater-inspired oasis of enchantment and engagement for mermaids and sailors of any age. For the first time ever, visitors can tuck into the iconic shopping center to do everything from visiting with an ethereal mermaid to learning about ocean conservation from a deep sea diver, to even becoming an, “adopted child of the sea”!

 

Activities to include:

  • Underwater Beauty, pop-up exhibit by Shedd Aquarium
  • Educational presentation on ocean conservation, and chance to become an adopted, “child of the sea” by Blue Ring
  • Mermaid & sailor-themed tea party, by Tea Time Socials
  • Photos and visits with an enchanting mermaid
  • Fishtail braid bar, and fish scale, face painting by Mario Tricocci
  • Cupcakes decorated with adorable mermaid tails by Swirlz
  • Whole Foods fish-shaped Gummi vitamin packs

 

Most activities are free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from paid activities to benefit Blue Ring – an organization dedicated to the preservation of the sea.

 

WHERE: Activities will take place on various levels of 900 North Michigan Shops:

  • Pop-Up exhibits on Level 2
  • Mermaid & sailor-themed tea parties on Level 5
  • Photos and visits with the mermaid on Level 2

 

WHEN: Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 29, 2018

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 29

12pm – 4pm Photos with The Mermaid – Level 2 

12pm – 4pm Mario Tricoci fishtail braiding & fish scale face painting – Level 2 

1:30pm-3pm Under the Sea Tea Time & Craft – Level 5

Friday, July 20

12pm – 2pm Swirlz Cupcakes – Level 2

2pm-2:30pm – Blue Ring Adopted Children of the Sea Ceremony – Level 2

Saturday, July 21

2pm-2:30pm – Blue Ring Adopted Children of the Sea Ceremony – Level 2

Sunday, July 22

2pm-2:30pm – Blue Ring Adopted Children of the Sea Ceremony – Level 2

Monday, July 23

2pm-2:30pm – Blue Ring Adopted Children of the Sea Ceremony – Level 2

Tuesday, July 24

2pm-2:30pm – Blue Ring Adopted Children of the Sea Ceremony – Level 2

Wednesday, July 25

12pm – 2pm Swirlz Cupcakes Swirlz Cupcakes – Level 2

2pm-2:30pm Chicago Public Library Story Telling – Level 2 

2pm – Blue Ring Adopted Children of the Sea Ceremony – Level 2

Thursday, July 26

Friday, July 27

12pm – 2pm Swirlz Cupcakes – Level 2

12pm-4pm Shedd Aquarium  Pop Up Gallery + Education – Level 2

Saturday, July 28 

12pm-4pm Shedd Aquarium  Pop Up Gallery + Education – Level 2

Sunday, July 29

 

HOW: A virtual queue will be in place to manage the waiting line for those wanting to take photos with the mermaid. Guests must be present to register for the queue. Once registered guests will receive a text advising of their estimated wait time.

 

COST: The following activities are free and open to the public:

  • Pop-up art exhibit
  • Educational presentation on ocean conservation
  • Chance to become an adopted, “child of the sea
  • Visits with the mermaid
  • Fishtail braid bar
  • Fish scale, face painting
  • Mermaid cupcakes (while supplies last)
  • Whole Foods fish-shaped Gummi vitamin packs (while supplies last)

The following activities have fees associated with them – a portion of all proceeds benefiting Blue Ring, committed to preservation of the sea:

  • Mermaid & sailor-themed tea party
  • Photos with the mermaid
    • Photo packages are:
      • $25 digital download
      • $30 (2) 5×7
      • $40 for (2) 5×7 and digital download
      • $10 for any additional 5×7