Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium in Concord, NC

8111 Concord Mills BlvdConcord, NC 28027
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With over 10 interactive exhibits to explore, the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord aquarium is fun for the entire family. Watch one of the scheduled feeding times, learn more about marine life, and discover more about the aquarium’s rescue and conservation efforts. From seahorses to a Giant Pacific Octopus, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the most interesting animals under the sea!

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SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord transports guests through a highly themed aquarium experience which brings you face to face with thousands of creatures including sharks, sting rays, jellyfish, sea horses and more! Prepare for an immersive under water journey from the rivers of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond! With fun talks and animal feeds, special events, our Dive Adventure Trail and children’s play area, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE!

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CHSfamily29466
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
"Cute small aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2020 NEW
Took 20 minutes to walk through the exhibits maybe, it was nicely done. Decorated for Halloween, nothing too scary at all.
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plynch5667
Charleston, West Virginia
"We were hesitant due to the price for a family of 5, but it was enjoyable."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020
Nice little aquarium. We were hesitate to go in because the price seemed a little expensive especially for a family of 5. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. The girl at the touch tank Abby was super with the kids. They would ask questions and she was extremely knowledgeable. She even came to check on them to see if they had any more questions. It was a great educational experience for them. The tanks were beautiful and we really enjoyed the time spent there regardless of the price.
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FamilyGirl02
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 05, 2020
Great experience!! The kids enjoyed bing explorers. We did the scenes tour which was a lot of fun! The education specialist was very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions without hesitation.
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556philips
"Customer Service - management"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2020
This was our second trip in twelve months to the aquarium. We have annual passes and take our children. Everyone had a huge issue with the ticket line. Even though we have annual passes it took twenty minutes to enter the aquarium (there were only 4 people ahead of us), because you have to wait while they try to sell passes to other customers. No real advantage to buying an annual pass. There is no express line even though you have prepaid or if you have an annual pass. You wait in line while the cashiers sell tickets including annual passes and add ons to customers ahead of you. This is an extremely slow process as they take pictures for each annual pass that they sell. In fact, we had to wait in the annual pass line while they took customers/guests from the day pass line. Manager needs to review process and use some common sense. FIrst impressions are important, and the entry to the aquarium is terrible. The aquarium itself is nice and we enjoyed seeing all the sea life. No issues with the aquarium once you get in.
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Felicity W
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Amazing quality in a small space"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2020
We paid for the Ranger packs for the children and these held their interest from beginning to end. There were so many exhibits and plenty of information about each. The touching pool was great especially the lobster called Baked Potato. Neptune the turtle has an interesting story and we did the “Behind the Scenes” tour so we were able to enter a competition to name two baby rays. There were lots of staff on hand to talk about the fish. They talked about all the exhibits like family. It was a lovely visit and enjoyed by all ages.
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SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord is located at 8111 Concord Mills BlvdConcord, NC 28027
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Frequently Asked Questions about SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord

When is the best time to visit?
The aquarium tends to be busiest during the weekends and during the morning hours. For a less crowded experience, visit during the afternoon or evening on a weekday.

Can I bring food or drink into the aquarium?

No. Outside beverages or food items are not permitted into the aquarium. The Concord Mills Mall has a food court for those in need of a snack or drink.

What are the restrictions for the Children’s Play Zone?
All children in the play zone must wear socks and be less than 4' 9" tall. These rules are in accordance with state health and safety regulations.

Can I take pictures while in the Aquarium?

Yes. However, please turn the flash off to protect the fish and animals inside the aquarium.

Is there a gift shop?
Yes.

Can we touch the creatures?
We ask that guests only interact with our animals when invited to by a member of our staff. The Interactive Touchpool exhibit is where guests may be invited to do so.

I need to leave the aquarium? Can I return later in the day?
Yes. General admissions tickets are good for the entire day. Guests must have their hand stamped upon exiting in order to re-enter the aquarium.

Is the aquarium accessible?
Yes. Our aquarium is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Are wheelchairs or scooters available to rent?
The aquarium does not offer scooters or wheelchairs for rent. However, the Concord Mills Mall has manual wheelchairs available to guests at the Guest Services Center.

Is parking available?
The aquarium is located on the north side of Concord Mills Mall, near Entrance 7. Guests can take advantage of the free, public parking near the entrance. A drop-off/pick-up area is available here as well.