SeaQuest Lynchburg is located just 2 hours west of the capital city Richmond, Virginia . Lynchburg is a quaint city located in the center of the state and sits at the eastern edge of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The city is about 180 miles south-southwest Washington, D.C., and is known for its lively cultural, educational, and outdoor options. There are a number of parks, attractions, and family recreation areas including hiking on the Appalachian Trail or boating on Smith Mountain Lake, one of the country’s largest man-made bodies of water. Lynchburg was founded in 1757 and has earned the nickname “Hill City” or “The City of Seven Hills”
Virginia, otherwise known as the “Commonwealth of Virginia” was the 10th Colony ratified to statehood, as it officially joined the U.S. in 1788. The state has an immense and vivid history and is home to many famous landmarks including Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. Virginia is also known as the home of the Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg both of which offer living-history museum experiences and reenactments of Colonial and Revolutionary-era life.
SeaQuest Lynchburg is located inside the River Ridge Mall, off Candlers Mountain Rd and the 501. The entrance is located next to American Eagle Outfitters and the best place to park is outside of JCPenney.
Animal Interactions at SeaQuest Lynchburg
Asian Otter Interaction: During your time to feed the otters, you’ll get an educational overview of the otter species and habitat, then participate in an informational Q&A on how you can help save the otters in the wild!
Baby Sloth Interaction: Come meet our adorable baby sloth, Aurora! You’ll get to feed, pet, and touch her in this once-in-a-lifetime experience all while learning about the sloth species and their natural habitats! Be sure to bring your camera for a selfie during your hand-feeding session.
Snorkel With Stingrays: Splash on in with Seaquest! Bring your suit and towel and jump in the water with a variety of rays, tropical fish, and non-threatening sharks for an ultimate up-close animal experience.
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“The best experience for little ones (and adults too)! We have been a couple times now and are so thrilled with the interactive experiences every time! My daughter lights up when we get to SeaQuest! We’ve fed baby kangaroos, pet animals and have fed the birds! Take your kids – you won’t be disappointed!”
“Amazing little interactive aquarium. I’m very surprised with the experience. Wouldn’t expect a place like this in a mall but it was great. Very clean, organized, and the staff is extremely friendly. Animals look happy and well kept. Definitely recommend for kids of all ages!”
“Very nice setup! My children loved it here! The best part was feeding the fishes! The staff were very nice and very knowledgeable about the animals and fish! Definitely going to attend again!”
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