SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
SEA LIFE is a unique interactive aquarium experience for kids, located at Concord Mills.
SEA LIFE is the world’s largest family of aquariums and includes SEA LIFE Aquariums in North America including SEA LIFE Arizona, Carlsbad, Charlotte-Concord, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, Mall of America, Michigan, New Jersey, Orlando and San Antonio. From its origins in 1979 in Oban, Scotland, SEA LIFE now provides immersive marine experiences in nearly 50 locations in 17 countries around the world. They aim to share their passion for the creatures of the oceans and to make their guests fall in love with them.
For a small aquarium, they pack a punch! The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. They are happy to interact and answer endless questions from kids. We highly recommend visiting even though it is a bit pricey if you don't have a membership or a reciprocal membership like the NC Zoo.
It was so beautiful and completely different than the ones I've been too! My little one loved it the staff was amazing, it was clean and DIDN'T SMELL LIKE FISH!!!! I highly recommend this place. *Not to pricey either*
Daniel G Freeman
This is a fun aquarium for kids and pretty cool for adults too. One ticket gets you access for the duration of the day, so you can come back multiple times if you wish - which I'm sure is handy when you have busy children. Our daughter is 2 and really enjoys it here, especially since she can easily see in all the tanks. It is fun and pretty affordable too. Staff is always pleasant and helpful. Anytime we visit the mall we park at the aquarium and go there first, then run errands after. It's actually a much less busy entrance. It can get pretty crowded, especially on weekends of course but that is to be expected I think.
This was a fun place to take our almost 2 year old. It is a small aquarium but still has a lot for little ones to see and explore. Wasn't too crowded except for the Little Sea Stars kick off story time where there were about 15 kids and their parents crammed in the lobby. That would be my only suggestion to figure out a better way to start their tour that would allow a bit better spacing.
Sea Life was nice. We were hoping it was a longer undersea stroll but the location is probably the reason. All the exhibits were breath taking. I'm not sure but I was trying to add a video. I was trying to show an exhibit where it looked like skinny snakes poking out of sand trying to get the small fish. It was so amazing to watch. I can't seem to show.