2020 Information

You’re Invited….

to the National Marine Life Center’s
Mermaid Days Celebration & Online Auction

Sunday, October 4 through Saturday, October 10, 2020

Join us for Mermaid Days, a week-long virtual celebration of marine life! Proceeds benefit stranded marine animals in care at NMLC.

Online Auction

Mermaid Days features our signature Mermaid Ball auction, with marine and mermaid items, all online! Bid at https://www.biddingforgood.com/NMLCma or (mobile) https://bforg.com/NMLCma.

Featured Items

  • 4 night/5 day Vacation Stay at The Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
  • “The Charleston” Grandfather Clock
  • Original Repurposed Surfboard Artwork by Local Artist Holly Shaker
  • Experiences, artwork, jewelry, and more!

Marine Life Art Drawing

Buy a signature tile coaster, trivet, or pillow and receive a chance to win one of two framed original paintings of harbor seal pup Owls Head, by NMLC Artist in Residence Amy Estes! And, a portion of your purchase will be donated to the National Marine Life Center to help rehabilitate seals and sea turtles. It’s a win-win! Each coaster purchased gives you one chance to win, each trivet purchased gives you two chances to win, and each pillow case gives you three chances to win. Purchase any item on the site and enter “NMLC” at checkout to receive your chances.


Costume Contest

Enter for a chance to name a sea turtle! Share a photo of yourself on Facebook in your best mermaid, pirate, or sea creature costume. Make sure to tag @NationalMarineLifeCenter in the photo to enter the contest. The one rule is that you can only use materials you have at home to create your costume!

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