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What better place to have class, than UNDER THE SEA?

Prepare to enter a world full of sparkling scales, towering tentacles, super sharp shark teeth, and all our fintastic creatures. Step beneath the waves in our 180-degree Ocean Tunnel to get closer than ever before; get any closer, you'll have to get wet! Feeling brave? Come touch one of our creepy crabs or chocolate chip sea stars in our Interactive Touchpool. All grades Pre-K-12th are welcome here at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium.

A School Field Trip Includes:

  • 180 Degree Ocean Tunnel experience 
  • Interactive Touchpool Experience- only the bravest can touch our creepy crabs and chocolate chip sea stars 
  • Thousands of different sea creatures in twenty different exhibits including, but not limited to: a giant pacific octopus, sharks, stingrays, our rescued Sea Turtle Neptune, and tons of fish 
  • FREE educational talks and feeding shows daily that your school group can attend 

Add On Options 

  • An educational workshop, perfect for any grade level in adherence with NC Educational Standards 
  • Behind-the-Scenes tours, which give a closer look at how we care for thousands of our animals. You even get to see the top of our 117,000 gallon ocean tank!


- School Price + Educational Workshops
Elementary Admission PreK-6th Grade - $8.00 +$2.00
Middle/High School Admission 7-12th Grade - $8.00 +$2.00
Additional Teachers/Chaperones - $10.00 -

Educational Workshops

We offer several educational workshops for the following grades:

NEW! Grades K-2 Education Workshop- Building a Healthy Coral Reef*

NEW! Grades 3-5 Education Workshop- Recycle Round-Up*

Grades 6-8 Education Workshop- Shark & Ray Senses*

Grades 9-12 Education Workshop- Marine Science Careers*

Each workshop meets the needs of relevant North Carolina standards for each grade range. 

*Please note that each class can host 25 children and up to 5 adults. If there are larger groups, groups will be split up accordingly to ensure a comfortable learning environment for all.* 

Education Workshops are available Monday - Friday only. The $2.00+tax fee is additional to the school price per child. Please plan 40-45 minutes for the workshop and 45-60 minutes to go through the aquarium.


School Field Trip Booking Form

Please fill out all spaces accordingly and a member of our Customer Service team will be in contact after submission.

Ready to Book

Please include the city where you are located
Enter the state where your school is located
Please indicate the best number to reach you during the day
Please include the number of students in your group
Please include the number of adults in your group.
Please write your first choice of date for your Field Trip.
Please write your second choice of date for your Field Trip.
Enter your preferred time for visit. Available Monday-Friday 10AM-6 PM.
Add a 45 minute educational workshop to your visit for only $2.00 per student.

More Information

We do offer FREE Teacher Preview Visits, which can be scheduled by emailing here. *Note: (1) FREE ticket is given to the Teacher, not outside guests, for preview visits.* 


  • School groups must have a minimum of 10 guests 
  • Bookings must be done at least two (2) weeks in advance. This can be done either by filling out the form below or emailing us at 


  • All bookings must be paid at least two (2) weeks before the day of arrival. 
  • Acceptable Payment Types: Company Check, Cash, or Credit Card payable with our Groups Coordinator. *All checks must include the reference booking number, written clearly.* 
  • Checks can be made out to: SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Suite 8461, Concord, NC 28027. A copy of your confirmation must be included with payment. 
  • We do not accept PO's. 

Arrival Instructions 

  • Read our Know Before You Go Form for the Ultimate Underwater Teacher Checklist. Download here!
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for a speedy check-in.
  • Please bring a copy of your confirmation with you for entry to SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord. 
  • Buses and Coaches can drop off at the front of Entry 7 and can be parked accordingly. 
  • **Note: We do not have a cafe or food option on site. However, we are very close to the food court and neighboring restaurants in the area. 



In an abundance of caution, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium is temporarily closed, and we remain in contact with the authorities on when we can re-open. If you have purchased tickets for the dates when we will be closed, you may use these tickets for any future date through December 31, 2020.