5 #FamilyFun Tips For Your Visit To SEA LIFE Charlotte – Concord Aquarium @SEALIFECC

Disclaimer: Although complimentary tickets were provided to facilitate this review, the opinions are 100% my own.

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SEA LIFE is the international aquarium chain that has over 50 locations throughout America, Europe, Australia and Asia. It is literally the world’s biggest aquarium brand. Lucky for us they have one right here in North Carolina. We recently enjoyed a Sunday Funday visit to their Charlotte/Concord, NC location and had a blast! Planning to go to this must see attraction soon?

Here are my 5 Family Fun Tips For Your Visit To SEA LIFE Charlotte – Concord Aquarium:

1. It’s GREAT LOCATION allows you to plan a day at SEA LIFE and surrounding activities. SEA LIFE is located at the popular Concord Mills shopping complex. This makes it very easy to start or end your day here prior or post seeing a movie at AMC theatres, dining or shopping at this huge mall! The best entrance is at entry 7 next to The Speedpark at Concord Mills.
2. SEA LIFE is FUN-SIZED and perfect for kids. Some aquariums are so vast that it is impossible to actually see or do everything in one visit. The layout of this aquarium allows parents to enjoy it without feeling overwhelmed. Kids can explore the entire place in one visit and stay excited for the entire time. There are cool spaces for kids to crawl under to get a closer look at the marine life.  The whole family can walk thru the 180 degree Ocean Tunnel for an even closer look. It’s a great way to feel like you are underwater without getting wet!
3. Everyone will LEARN MORE when they explore SEA LIFE. Conservation & Education is important and SEA LIFE’s mission is to Breed, Rescue and Protect. This attraction wants visitors to be amazed at the natural marine world and protect it for future generations to enjoy! There are fun facts and reminders all around the aquarium to teach us more about the sea animals and the many ways we can help.
4. There is plenty of HANDS-ON FUN! SEA LIFE has all sorts of interactive things for kids to participate in. Every child gets a free explorer book to log stamps in for a chance to win a “fin-tastic” prize!  Our daughter had fun hunting for the dive stations to find her stamps and she really enjoyed seeing what a real starfish feels like at the Touchpool.
5. Ever wondered how they keep the sharks from eating the other fish in the tank? Want to know how they get an aquarium to fit in a mall? Find that out and more when you take the SEA LIFE’s Behind The Scenes tour. We had a chance to see what it takes to maintain the animals health and keep the water clean and purified at all times. We got to admire the beauty of the marine life by looking at the tanks from up above with exclusive access to another level inside SEA LIFE. There is just something mesmorizing about how these sea creatures effortlessly glide in the water. Our tour guide Stacy did a fantasric job at sharing his knowledge with us during the tour.

So many of my Mom friends did not know that there was an aquarium so close to Charlotte. From Raleigh,NC it was aprox 2+ hours away. It is directly off of 85, so it’s easily accessible coming or going from the Queen City. Be sure to add SEA LIFE on your family fun itinerary during your next  visit! WATCH my video for an inside look at SEA LIFE and more from our fun-filled experience. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdjkCi4rrks&feature=youtu.be

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25 thoughts on “5 #FamilyFun Tips For Your Visit To SEA LIFE Charlotte – Concord Aquarium @SEALIFECC

  1. OlenaRosanne says:

    I just can’t believe Sea Life is in a shopping complex. I could be there all day. Aquariums are relaxing to me so I know I would enjoy it. I also like the fact there are plenty of hands on activities for the kids.

    • SobeSavvy says:

      I grew up sitting by my grandma’s aquarium staring at her guppies for hours. It is enjoyable for all ages!

    • SobeSavvy says:

      True. Some people may think it’s overpriced but think of it as helping to pay for conservation so the next generation can visit and see sea life up close.

  2. Elle says:

    I’ve visited concord, NC when my girls were small. We went to Great Wolf Lodge there. I know they’d love to go back and see the aquarium.

  3. You are right, every time I visit an aquarium I learn so much. My favorite is the one in Atlanta, I need to visit more. Charlotte is my list of places to visit.

    • SobeSavvy says:

      I love the floor to ceiling windows at Atlanta. Here , they have these spherical windows that allow you to look deeper and feel enclosed with the fish. So cool.

    • SobeSavvy says:

      Thanks for stopping by and yes girls and water have some magical connection. I think the whole mermaid thing kicks in !

  4. Ola says:

    I love a good aquarium. I actually never thought of the question you asked in point #5. Now I’m wondering How DO they keep the sharks from eating the other fish in the tank/

  5. Wow! I haven’t been to Concord Mills in years so I had no idea they added this. I love that! This looks like it was so much fun. I love the behind the scenes.

  6. Hayley says:

    We visited last year and sprung for the behind the scenes tour. It was a perfect day trip. The drive from the Triad is reasonable and there’s plenty else to do if you choose to stay over. Great post!

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