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5 for $5 Fall Food Drive

Now through November 30th, for every five (5) canned food items donated, you'll receive $5 off one adult or child admission. All food will be donated locally in Concord, NC to Cooperative Christian Ministry.

Note: $5.00 off adult or children’s General Admission tickets offer valid through November 30th. Limit 1 discount per ticket. Offer valid for walk-up only. Cannot be combined with other offers or for online purchase.

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Swim in Thanksgiving Day!

After you've had your fill of turkey, enjoy 50% OFF* Adult and/or Child admission at SEA LIFE Thanksgiving Day! Tickets must be purchased in Admissions, we will be open 12pm-6pm.

*One discount per ticket. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid 11/26. Walk up only.

Did you know:

Lionfish are also known as Turkeyfish! If you look at them from the right angle, their fins look to resemble turkey plumage.

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SCUBA Claus is Coming to Town!

SCUBA Claus and his trusty elf are swimming into SEA LIFE! They will be dropping off a $250 Visa gift card along with a family 4 pack of Annual Passes to SEA LIFE*! Protected by the sharks until December 24th, you can enter to win this awesome giveaway beginning December 8th. Please see the Terms & Conditions for elegibility.

Make sure to catch SCUBA Santa diving in the Ocean Tank:

December 12-13: 12:30pm
December 19-20: 12:30pm
December 24: 12:30pm

*Many will enter, one (1) will win. Winner selected and notified on 12/25/2015. See Terms & Conditions for elegibility.*


Calling all Homeschoolers!

Join us November 16-20th to take advantage of our Homeschool Offer!

  • $7.50/person with proof of homeschooling*
  • Entry ALL day to SEA LIFE
  • Behind the Scenes tour INCLUDED!
  • Hourly talks and exciting feeds
  • Experience our interactive touchpool

Guarantee your entry by pre-purchasing your tickets here. Tickets cannot be combined with any other offer.

*Proof of state homeschool registration must be shown in Admissions for all ticket purchases.


Toddler Tuesdays!

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 2015, 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.

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Dec. 24
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Dec. 31
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*Attraction remains open 60 minutes after last admission



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