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.
I had a great time! Reasonable price for 6 hours of aquarium time! Walk-through took about 45 minutes at a slow-casual pace. Beautifully themed displays, fish, jellies, and turtles live in close up exhibits. A touch pool lets you touch urchins and sea stars. Gift shop at the end had a lot of varied choices for souvenirs.
A Spice Below the Horizon
Great experience but the cost should be much lower for the size. We paid more here to visit that many other aquariums that were double and triple the size. As for the variety of sea life and staff, they were above and beyond. I also like how they provided extra education activities for younger ages. A great 30 to 40 minute activity with a younger child.
We found this place while visiting waiting to check into Great Wolf. We have here in Lynchburg something called sea quest so I thought this would be a lot like that. Nope it similar but no where close to the same. Sea life is all sea animals. They had a lot of awesome displays and fish I'd never seen before. My favorite was the walk through tank and seeing Norm the Turtle. Most of the enclosures had magnify type glass so you could see things better, some had different types of tanks so your child would look like they were in the tank, They had a touch tank of sea stars and urchins which was awesome to touch.
We went here while we were on vacation. Very busy place. It was just us two adults with no kids. We really enjoyed it, it was smaller than most aquariums we have been to, but the price was good and we did enjoy it. They did have several different species they are trying to save. Very informative if you read the information provided. The staff were friendly and actually seemed to like their jobs.
So much fun! We got there closer to close than I would've liked, but the staff was so friendly and helpful. We got to see brand new baby seahorses and there was a super friendly looking puffer fish. We loved the tunnel!