Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium To Host 100 Kids to Celebrate 100th Attraction Giveaway

May 19, 2014 14 Comments »

The new Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills will provide 100 tickets to local children in celebration of being the 100th attraction to open under UK-based Merlin Entertainments.

This outreach initiative was created through Merlin’s Magic Wand, the company’s charity that provides magical days out for seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged children at Merlin attractions worldwide. This year, Merlin will work with local organizations in more than 22 countries to provide 10,000 kids with tickets to visit their 100 attractions.
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord has partnered with local organizations including Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte (RMH), The Sandbox and Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital to provide tickets to children in their care. Each of these Charlotte area organizations helps families with a child who has been diagnosed with cancer or a life-altering illness by providing them with basic necessities, suitable housing or medical care.

“We are always thrilled to partner with organizations who are passionate about children,” said Mona Johnson-Gibson, Executive Director of RMH of Charlotte. “Sea Life is a great way for our families to take a break and have some fun!”

Sea Life’s mascot Sharky visited with some of the kids at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte today for a special ticket presentation. He made an earlier appearance at Ronald McDonald House in April.
“The entire Sea Life team is excited to be able to provide so many amazing children with a fun day away to just be kids,” said Jack Stevenson, Marketing Manger at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord. “We look forward to sharing our underwater journey with them very soon.”
About Sea Life Charlotte-Concord
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord is a one-story, 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium with another 10,000 square feet planned for future expansion. This one-of-a-kind attraction will allow visitors to experience the magical world beneath our seas with marine habitats, displays, and close encounters with over 5,000 sea creatures. Sea Life provides a glimpse of the diversity of marine life while also playing an active role in animal and environmental conservation. Visitors will see strong evidence of Sea Life’s Breed, Rescue and Protect activities around the world, including new projects developed locally.
Sea Life is the world’s largest aquarium chain with over 45 attractions around the world. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord is the sixth Sea Life aquarium launched in the U.S. and is located at Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd. in Concord, NC. For more information, visit

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  1. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) May 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM - Reply

    We haven’t been to Sea Life yet, but the kids are pretty excited about the prospect of going. They love any kind of touch tank, so I’m sure that will be the first thing they look for!

  2. Jessie L. May 20, 2014 at 8:43 AM - Reply

    The eels. I love them!

  3. Dana G May 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM - Reply

    My kids would love the close encounters.

  4. Timara Bolding May 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    Shark feedings…definitely shark feedings!!

  5. Kristi May 20, 2014 at 10:38 AM - Reply

    They would love it all……especially the tunnels 🙂

  6. Melissa @Serendipity and Spice May 20, 2014 at 11:08 AM - Reply

    Little man is sooooo into aquariums right now! We just did the Georgia Aquarium a few weeks ago and he was completely mesmerized!

  7. Kate K May 20, 2014 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    I loved it when they fed the sharks and the sting rays! It was really cool to watch them “play up” to the audience.

  8. Tabathia B May 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM - Reply

    the live tide pools

  9. Charlotte May 20, 2014 at 11:51 PM - Reply

    Would love the shark feedings.

  10. Megan H May 21, 2014 at 5:38 PM - Reply

    My girls would love touching the animals in the touch tank for sure.

  11. Jennifer Waite May 21, 2014 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    My sweet girl would love the touch tanks:-)

  12. Lindsey May 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM - Reply

    My little one would love all of it!!! She loves seeing fish, etc up close.

  13. Jessica W May 26, 2014 at 1:36 AM - Reply

    I would say the underwater tunnel that the sharks are in! That sounds very cool!

  14. rY aLLeN May 26, 2014 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    Saves a drive to Hatteras, with a much better view of the sealife…

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