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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"Great Field Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 06, 2019 NEW
I would highly recommend this as a location for a school field trip. We did the behind the scenes tour and the class as part of our trip. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was very well organized.
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Burlington, North Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2019 NEW
Didn't have high hopes about an aquarium in a mall. However, it was long with different exhibits and tanks and well laid out and clean and FUN! It has a lot to see! It is well worth the price of admission! We spent 3 hours there! Only negative is it has mall employees working it and they are not professionals with animal degrees - they just share what they might have learned watching the animal planet on the weekends. These teens didn't start the "feedings" on time or have a general sense of running a professional aquarium. We went to see the octopus play with a toy and they shoved a white disk in the tank and he touched it and 30 seconds later it was over. No more tries or toys. The narrator said, "um well, u kno, I don't know why they didn't do more, any more questions?" I understand, that the prices are so low for this great underwater adventure they have to hire teens @ minimum wage. I don't hold that against them. But maybe the top manager should stay on to of these kid employees more - and keep the attraction running like a business, instead of a summer camp. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Luckily the fish do their jobs very well!
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Haddon P
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Good Visit - Small but nice aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2019 NEW
We purchased our tickets on line, somewhat of a discount and they allowed us to come and go. We enjoyed our tour, the staff was friendly and full of information. Highly encourage you to be at the different talks and feeding times. It is obvious that these people love the fish and are very knowledgeable about them. Figure about an hour or so to see and hear everything. We loved the octopus and that was our favorite. Warning to parents, the tour does end up in the gift shop. Be prepared.
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Tina G
Elgin, United States
"Fun time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2019 NEW
Small aquarium, may be a little pricey for the size of it but it is cool that it is in a mall. I would go again but not right away. Fun local aquarium, in a big mall with lots of other activities.
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"Very accommodating!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2019
We had a group of 75 5th graders and 20 adults. The staff was very welcoming, the rotations of the activities we did were awesome and the kids had a great time. We will be back!
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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?

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.