WELCOME HOME NEPTUNE
The only green sea turtle in the Metrolina area, Neptune is finally here at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord!
Octopus Hideout takes you into the deepest parts of the ocean to bring you face-to-face with some of the ocean's most elusive creatures. This all new exhibit for 2016 shows you mysterious cephalopds such as the Giant Pacific Octopus, Chambered Nautilus, Cuttlefish and more!
Take advantage of a great deal for parents with young children each Tuesday at SEA LIFE!
One FREE child with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Adult ticket only $15. Additional children ages 3-12 are $5 each (up to 5 additional children only). Tickets are available for walk-up and online purchase. For online purchase, please click "events" tab on ticket page.
Offer runs every Tuesday in 2016, unless otherwise noted.
Association of Zoos & Aquariums accrediation
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord was recently granted accreditation by The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).
To be accredited, the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium underwent a thorough review to ensure it has and will continue to meet rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the Association.
The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution’s operation, including animal care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and other areas. Finally, top officials are interviewed at a formal hearing of AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission, after which accreditation is granted, tabled, or denied. Any institution that is denied may reapply one year after the Commission’s decision is made.