SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, Concord

3.2
#4 of 18 in Things to do in Concord
26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium with 10,000 square feet planned for future expansion.

Special Features:

Thousands of creatures

Huge saltwater ocean tank

Acrylic underwater viewing tunnel

Interactive touchpool experience

Educational talks and feedings throughout the day

Kids' quiz and activity trail

Children's soft play area

Retail store
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SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium Reviews
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  • My friend and I took her younger brother to this aquarium and had a blast! We attended four of the talks (The Shell Social and Octopus ones were our favorites!) and did the behind the scenes tour (def...  more »
  • Convenient location (inside Concord Mills shopping mall), and they stamp your hand so you can have in/out privileges in case you would like to come back the same day. For adults, that wouldn't be nece...  more »
  • Expensive for just and hour or two visit but the behind the scenes made up for some of that. Kate was our guide and answered all our questions. The shark eggs were the most interesting thing we saw.  more »
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  • I have been to this aquarium on three different times. All three visits had the same things (except for the turtle part). I do like how you can come in and out until a certain time! But the aquarium is quite small and the price is pretty large even if you go with your school. I wish that their was more to see and I understand its in a mall but the price is a bit high for what you get. I love going to see the turtles and chocolate chip starfish though! I just wish you would get more for what you pay for. I also would like to add when I went with my school we were told we would have a behind the scene tour included and when we went it was an extra cost when they didn't mention that before.
  • This place was great. I found the place entertaining even as an adult. Sea life has many viewing angles installed directly for children. Some of these viewing ports give the explorer the "inside" aquarium view. I would also suggest that sea life seems for entertaining than the learning focus of other aquariums. I believe that is why is costs more than those other places. The fact that this aquarium is in the mall should lead you the same conclusion without even visiting.
  • It is very convenient. Indoors activity. A little bit pricing but the children will enjoy it!
  • My family and I had a great first visit here. A lot of very interesting creatures of sea life to learn about and see. The staff was excellent and the to be able to touch some of them and get more knowledge from the staff was worth our visit. Looking forward to more visits here.
  • Took two families with kids ranging from 8y to 14y and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The displays were visually appealing and you could move through as fast or slow as you wished for each child's individuality. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and there were a couple of feeding and instructional times. Lots to discover. An extra bonus always available, was the behind the scenes tour of the backroom facilities on how they care for the fish and run the tanks - awesome! I don't normally get excited at such places, but thoroughly enjoyed this.

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