Located inside the Concord Mills Mall, the SEA LIFE – Charlotte-Concord Aquarium features over 5,000 underwater creatures, including clown fish, jellyfish, green moray eels, sea horses, octopus, triggerfish, southern stingrays, and a variety of different sharks.
The sea creatures at SEA LIFE – Charlotte-Concord Aquarium are divided into over 20 themed exhibits reflecting the natural surroundings in North Carolina. There is an interactive quiz trail you can follow, and a 180-degree ocean tunnel where you can walk by fish and sharks swimming overhead. If you’re traveling with young ones, they’ll enjoy the children’s soft play area. Kids can also check out the interactive touch pool with sea urchins, sea anemones, and horseshoe crabs.
Don’t miss the interactive demonstrations and feedings that take place throughout the day. You’ll also learn more about the aquarium’s conservation efforts, including breeding programs for endangered animals.
Weekdays tend to be less crowded, but watch out for school field trip season September through mid-December and January through mid-May each year. Evenings are the quietest time to visit. The aquarium is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm. Note that the aquarium stays open for one hour after the last closing-time admission.