Is anyone else going stir crazy? Maybe it’s just my love for the warm sunshine, but it seems the cold days just won’t let up! Don’t worry smarties, I have the solution to your winter blues – SEA LIFE Aquarium located at Concord Mills. Have you been? I was practically banging down the door when they opened last winter, and now one year later it is still my favorite winter escape. Annie loves visiting and James and I are always equally entertained. I think the aquarium must have got the hint that parents are looking for exciting outings because a huge WAVE of exciting events are happening now through the spring at SEA LIFE Aquarium. Here’s a little smarty secret, buy your tickets online and save 20%! Tell them we sent you!
Here’s a look at what’s splashing at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium:
Disney Octonauts Meet and Greet:
Sound the Octo-Alert! Captain Barnacles and Kwazii are making a stop at the aquarium now through February 22! Last weekend we zipped up to Concord to introduce Annie to some of her favorite characters! It was a huge hit for our little Octo fan! We planned our visit around a meet and greet time with Captain Barnacles and enjoyed running around the aquarium as a family. This is a winter must for your little Octo lovers. You can learn more about the meet and greet times by visiting the SEA LIFE website.
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Turns One:
I can hardly believe SEA LIFE has been open for a year! Where has the time gone? To celebrate its first birthday (on February 20th) the SEA LIFE family is inviting visitors to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the aquarium between February 20-22 to receive admission for only $10! This is an all-ages ticket discount. One toy per admission. All toys will be donated to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital. The birthday weekend will be a huge celebration with Octonauts, Sharky and discounted tickets. It’s one you won’t want to miss.
Shhhh! A SEA LIFE Secret Coming Soon:
Here’s a smarty exclusive for you, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord is about to reveal a big secret! Something new is crawling into SEA LIFE Aquarium very soon. Stay tuned for the big reveal by joining their Facebook and Twitter pages (@SEALIFECC)! Follow the hashtag #pinchpeek for the exciting news.
I rarely give exhibits such raving reviews, but this one is worth the hype! Annie was a bit timid when we first walked in but once she received her explorer book and dove down into the sea with her friends, she was all starry eyed. She kept saying “I want to do that again!” The staff was incredibly friendly and we moved quickly through the exhibits, even on a Saturday. Trust me on this one; SEA LIFE Aquarium is definitely worth the visit.