Take home a memento from your travels to the beaches of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia, by creating your own painted mermaid statue. The Mermaid Factory was created as a way to offer locals and especially visitors an opportunity to create their own hand-painted souvenir to commemorate their time in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. Many people enjoy visiting the Mermaid Factory to select their own personal mermaid that they decorate to their liking as a memento of their time in Virginia. Combined with complimentary wine, painting your own mermaid has become quite a popular activity for anyone who visits the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area.

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The Mermaid Factory currently operates two locations.

Mermaid Factory – Norfolk

919A West 21st Street

Norfolk, VA

Mermaid Factory – Virginia Beach

510 Laskin Road

Virginia Beach, VA


The Mermaid Factory is open 6 days a week. Specific days and hours of operation are as follows:

Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm


While walk-ins are welcome at the Mermaid Factory, reservations are highly recommended, even for smaller parties of just one or two people. The Mermaid Factory is often very busy and to ensure seating reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made by contacting the applicable location of choice.

For groups of 8 people or more, reservations and a $50 deposit is required. The $50 deposit will be refunded on the day of the visit.

Private Events

The Mermaid Factory is an excellent place to hold a private event such as a birthday party, bachelorette party, or just a fun gathering. The Virginia Beach studio can accommodate up to 36 guests, while the Norfolk studio can accommodate up to 25 guests.

Special pricing is available for private events. Customers can bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages if so desired.

Custom Mermaids

The Mermaid Factory offers custom-made mermaids that are decorated specifically for a particular corporation, business, company, or other entity. Some customers even purchase custom mermaids to commemorate special events such as births, anniversaries, birthdays, and even holidays. For more information on custom mermaids, contact the Mermaid Factory.


The Mermaid Factory offers complete pricing of all of its mermaids that are available for painting and customization. Prices for the various mermaids do vary based on such factors such as whether a base is included, the types of materials used to create the mermaid, and the supplies that are provided for the customization and painting of the mermaid.

There are also prefinished mermaids that have already been painted and decorated for sale if so desired.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of creativity with a Mermaid Factory gift certificate. Gift certificates can be purchased online. Purchasers can choose an e-gift certificate that is delivered via email or text or a regular gift certificate that is delivered via standard mail.


Mermaid Factory-Norfolk, 919A West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA 23517, website, Phone: 757-233-0733

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