Zoos & Wildlife

SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium

Concord, NC

3 (6 reviews)

Where are we going?

Address: 8281 Concord Mills Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027, USA Number: 866-229-1573 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

There is SO much to see when it comes to exploring the ocean, after all - it's so vast! But, if you don't want to get wet, then how ever will you see those amazing creatures that call it home?

Well, just head to SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium and you will be transported into the amazing underwater world! See Charlotte's Only Rescued Sea Turtles and voyage into jaw-dropping underwater worlds only at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord.

Escape into a 180-degree underwater tunnel, come face to fin with sharks and Neptune, the rescued sea turtle, touch a sticky anemone, and explore over 10 breathtaking exhibits. No flippers required.

Kids can get nose to nose with those sly sharks, or even see those adorable starfish. They can see cheeky seahorses, or even watch those graceful rays. Did you ever imagine such an incredible world lived under those waters?

All of the exhibits at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium give kids and families the best learning experiences possible, as well as giving them unique experiences with the wildlife.

With 10 interactive exhibits to explore, there will be something for everyone! You can see over 250 different species, some of which will be your favorite - and some you might only just be learning about now!

Kids will also love the interactive touching pool where they can actually put their hands in the water and feel what some of the smaller creatures feel like!

The amazing underwater world is waiting for you to explore it all - and you can stay dry the whole time!


Guests can come face to flipper with Beasley, SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord's newest rescued sea turtle that comes from Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City. They collaborated with SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord aquarium to open the new Sea Turtle Rescue Center.

WHOA - You Need to SEA This!

  • Come within inches of Beasley for an unforgettable close-up encounter in its 5,000 gallon exhibit
  • See inner workings of an Aquarium and how we care for sea turtles
  • Discover how rescuing a sea turtle happens and the stories of our rescued sea turtles

How much does it cost?








Free Under

3 years of age


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Additional Information

The attractions stay open for 60 minutes after last admission

Any top tips?


Keep an eye out for special events such as Shark week and others so you can put these in your diary! Also, when you arrive, check what is happening that day so you can plan around it

I'm Hungry!


There is a food court in Concord Mills Mall where you can pick up some food before or after your visit. No outside food or drink permitted. You can leave and re-enter with your admission

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Where is it at?


EA LIFE Charlotte-Concord is conveniently located at Entrance 7 in the Concord Mills Mall. TRAVEL BY CAR From I-85 Southbound (From Greensboro, Raleigh) Take Interstate I-85 to Exit 49 (Concord Mills Blvd). Exit RIGHT off the ramp. Turn LEFT into Concord Mills parking lot. Proceed around the mall to Entrance 7 located by the Speed Park. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord is located behind the Speed Park. From I-85 Northbound (From Charlotte, Rock Hill, Gastonia) Take Interstate I-85 to Exit 49 (Concord Mills Blvd). Exit LEFT off the ramp. Turn LEFT into Concord Mills parking lot. Proceed around the mall to Entrance 7 located by the Speed Park. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord is located behind the Speed Park. OTHER TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION Tour buses drop off at entry 5 and pick up at entry 6 at Concord Mills Mall. Buses and vans can park in the outer sections of the parking lot while waiting on passengers and there is a bus and taxi drop off at the outer ring road near Entry 3

Teachers corner


SEA LIFE Charlotte- Concord offers an interactive, hands-on visit for schools and groups. A day out at SEA LIFE will leave kids with fantastic memories and feeling empowered to make a difference to the underwater world!

Can I get one of those?


There of course is a gift shop! You don't need a ticket to the aquarium to enter, and it's filled with great gifts and merchandise to take home!

Need a little extra help?


The attraction is wheelchair friendly! Even the behind the scenes tour uses an elevator for the 2nd story access

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When can we go?

Sunday: 12pm-5pm Monday-Thursday: 11am-5pm Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday: 10am-6pm *Times subject to change, check website before visiting

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