November 20, 2018

Concord Mills’ Sea Life aquarium to open Feb. 20

Sea Life, the aquarium that will give people a chance to walk “under” an ocean of marine animals, will open to the public Feb. 20, officials have announced.

Construction on the 36,000-square-foot aquarium is nearing completion at Concord Mills. When open, the attraction will feature 5,000 creatures, including sharks, stingrays, an octopus, seahorses and jellyfish.

Sea Life will be the 100th attraction operated by Merlin Entertainments, based in Poole, England. The company also operates entertainment attractions in New York; Washington; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Chicago; Dallas; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta; Phoenix and Minneapolis.

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