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Beyond The Surface Tours

See how we care for Charlotte-Concord's largest aquarium and thousands of creatures
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Amazing Access

Join expert guides to discover how we care for thousands of creatures in Charlotte-Concord's largest aquarium! Get an exclusive bird's eye view of our 117,000 gallon ocean exhibit!

This 30-minute interactive experience is a guest favorite! The guided tour immerses you in our world of feeding and caring for our creatures. This special behind the scenes experience allows you to discover how we create an ocean right here in the heart of Charlotte-Concord.

BTS Tour | SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

Know Before You Go

Beyond The Surface is operating periodically, please check with the Admissions Desk during your visit for available times. 

  • Beyond The Surface tours are approximately 30 minutes long
  • Guests must arrive for scheduled tour time to ensure tour admission
  • Maximum tour group limit is 15, tour may include guests from other parties
  • SEA LIFE Admission Ticket or Annual Pass is required to attend Beyond The Surface tour
  • See a SEA LIFE staff member if you miss your tour time

Where To Go

  • To take your Beyond The Surface tour, please arrive across from Doodle Reef and Kids Tables to wait for the host, at least five minutes before the scheduled start of the tour.

Safety on SEA LIFE Beyond The Surface Tours

  • Capacity is limited at 15 guests per tour
  • Tour may include guests from other parties

Additional Information

  • Beyond The Surface tours do not include admission to SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord and admission must be purchased separately.
  • Beyond The Surface tours are available with group or school tickets for an additional cost.  Reach out to our Booking Coordinator at
  • No food or drink is allowed on the tour.
  • No flash photography allowed on the tour