Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Visit the enchanted Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Known for being the “Only City of Live Mermaids,” the park features live entertainment, thrill rides, and a variety of recreational activities on the water. Mermaids at Weeki Wachee perform shows daily, which include an interpretation of Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid and the musical Fish Tails. The narrated tour River Boat Cruise allows groups to learn about the Weeki Wachee River’s flora and fauna. Attractions include the flume water slide and Lil' Mates Caribbean Cove for ages 6 and under. Groups can also enjoy animal shows featuring alligators, snakes, and more.
Contact Info
Address: 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, Florida 34606. Hernando County. Tel: 352-592-5656. Email: john.athanason@dep.state.fl.us. Website: www.weekiwachee.com. Hrs: Mon.-Sun. 9AM-5:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Physical Education, Performances.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education, Performances.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Amusement Park Lesson Plan

Which horses on a carousel move the fastest: the ones on the inside or the ones on the outside? Does a roller coaster have an engine? Amusement park rides can give a fun glimpse into the physics needed to make them work. You'll find physics can be pretty amusing!... Continue