Mermaid Factory

Mermaid Factory, Virginia Beach: Hours, Address, Mermaid Factory Reviews: 4.5/5

Mermaid Factory
4.5
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Now offering complimentary wine with painting session! Have you admired the mermaid and dolphin statues around Hampton Roads? Mermaid Factory offers handmade miniature Norfolk mermaid and Virginia Beach dolphins that you can paint-your-own in our studio... the perfect souvenir of your visit to Coastal Virginia! We also carry a large selection of mermaid, nautical, and Norfolk and Virginia Beach souvenirs.
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4.5
24 reviews
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HAM04
Virginia Beach, VA412 contributions
Fun activity
Mar 2021 • Family
We came with my daughter’s friend who was visiting from out of town. The place was fun, clean and staff was friendly. The girls had such a great time picking out their pieces, paints and accessories. They turned out cute!
Written August 4, 2021
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Margie C
Virginia Beach, VA10 contributions
Can't wait to go back
Aug 2018
Fantastic experience. Must give it a try. I was apprehensive but they set you up with the right props and you just get lost in your creation. I absolutely loved it, very good art therapy I recommend for everyone!!! Can not wait to return!
Written October 2, 2018
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Steve H
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Unique and fun for the entire family
Aug 2018 • Family
The studio is based around create-your-own art souvenier for Virginia Beach. You begin with a blank Mermaid or dolphin sculpture and use materials, paints and decorations, to make a piece of art. This was activity was very engaging for the entire family (kids from 4 to 12, boys and girls), including the grandparents. The helpful staff provides just the right amount of guidance.
Written August 23, 2018
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bubbleheadout
Norfolk, VA131 contributions
Teens loved it!
Aug 2018 • Family
Great place to take kids on a rainy day. Our nieces love to go here when they come to visit, especially if it's raining and they can't go to the beach. They are able to design their own mermaid magnet or ornament and they always add "VB" and the year so they can remember their summer vacation. It's very reasonable, about 13.00 a piece after they add some extra finishing touches. Call ahead to reserve a table. They open at noon and I think they close around 9. They also have a great little gift shop. Staff members were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Written August 1, 2018
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Kelly K
Atlanta, GA45 contributions
Wish we had this in Georgia
Jun 2018 • Family
My daughter and I went for the first time when visiting family and we loved it so much we want to go back again tomorrow. We both are big fans of painting pottery so this was up our alley but painting the mermaids is even more fun than that. First, the mermaids are not pottery so they do not need to be fired. You paint, decorate and take it with you. They have lots of colors and really cool decorative items to choose from (small rocks, pieces of glass, shells, sequins, glitter, tutus etc). You can be so creative. It really was a lot of fun. My daughter loved it but I have to say I enjoyed it as well. They have both mermaids and dolphins to choose from.
Written June 29, 2018
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TennesseePostcard
Murfreesboro, TN853 contributions
Perfect Souvenir
Apr 2018 • Solo
This place allows you to create your own version of Virginia’s iconic beachside monuments to take home. I loved the one in Norfolk so much, I just had to come to this one too. Parking is free and easy to find. The staff is friendly, but I watched them turn away many people even though only 4 people were in the store, so make an appointment or ask to carry one home to work on. It’s $25 whether you carry out or not. Paint, glue and glitter are provided either way.
Written April 21, 2018
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theresas854
Aldie2 contributions
Terrible customer service
Apr 2018 • Solo
I went in 3 hours before closing time on Sunday . It was only me. I was told "we are all booked, can you come back Tuesday?" By a very young female who never looked up from her phone to make eye contact with me. THERE WERE 3 PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE PLACE. WITH ABOUT 10 EMPTY TABLES.
That is no way to run a business. Very disappointing.
Written April 9, 2018
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sierrascrapper
Reno, NV16 contributions
Mermaids and Dolphins Oh My!
Sep 2017 • Friends
I booked a reservation for two other friends and I and we had such a nice relaxing time. We were actually late, but called ahead to let them know and they were more than accommodating for us. The shop has plenty of fun ideas for inspiration and the staff is wonderfully helpful. You paint on your own, so it's not like a class. They have lots of FUN embellishments too like glitter, confetti, jewels, shells and almost any kind of bling you can dream of for your project. There is plenty of room and the price includes two glasses of wine for adults. They package your creation up in a safe and secure box to transport home. I would recommend this to any of my friends visiting the area, but be sure to make reservations as they are popular and you can't always just walk in off the street.
Written September 4, 2017
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StarryWv1125
90 contributions
Make sure to schedule but it's fun.
May 2017 • Couples
If you like to do paint nights you will love this! Something great for all ages and all occasions. So many options on what you can do. Deciding how to paint and the accessories were the hardest part. Make sure to ASK for your complimentary wine before you start they don't offer it to you and you can't get it too close to the end. Hint: there are coupons out there for this place look in some of the Virginia Beach coupon books and you'll find it. It was by chance we found it but certainly made our day. I like the assortment of extras that you can buy to decorate. My only issue was that we had a reservation and we got sat right in front of the glue table and extra items. No parents escorted or helped their kids it was a free for all and the tables were so close together that even some of the adults kept bumping us while we were painting. So basically my advice request to move away from that section if you want to enjoy the time even more and truly are trying with what you are doing. Other than that it was fun and we had plenty of time. Everything was explained and then we were in our own.
Written June 4, 2017
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johnbX7685EV
Virginia Beach, VA32 contributions
Birthday for little girl
Sep 2016
We had a wonderful birthday party for my eight year old daughter. The inside is nicely appointed and has a great atmosphere for small groups.
Written April 10, 2017
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Mermaid Factory is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM