Sea Life Aquarium is an underwater adventure in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont region!

Journey through the state's freshwater lakes all the way to the depths of the ocean. Visit a small part of the Catawba River and come nose to nose with creatures that live nearby. Continue your underwater adventure and meet even more creatures who live in everything from harbors and shipwrecks to coral reefs! Prepare for astonishingly close views of more than 5,000 creatures including seahorses, jellies and schooling fish. Then, pass through the aquarium's 180° underwater ocean tunnel where tropical sharks, graceful rays and Neptune the rescued green sea turtle, glide overhead!

Plus, learn how you can help protect the ocean and all of its amazing creatures.

Visit year-round and mark your calendar for special seasonal happenings, such as Sea of Lights during the holidays!