Over 2 Million Guests Visit SeaQuest Every Year

We bring the majestic wonders of our planet, ranging from rainforests and deserts to exotic marine life. These exhibits create an exciting quest for visitors as they make their way through an Icelandic Fishing Village, the Great Wall of China, to the Amazon River and beyond. Guests are encouraged to connect with animals and learn about their ecosystems through various hands-on activities which include hand-feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals.

Anyone in search of a more daring experience can enjoy walk-in aviaries, coming face-to-face with crocodilians by feeding the caiman, or snorkeling in the premier 36,000-gallon exhibit filled with reef sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of tropical fish. SeaQuest offers a private event venue ideal for school field trips, birthday parties, and more.

At a Glance: Our Animals by the Numbers

Last year, at SeaQuest, we celebrated 1,213 live births from eight species, giving us the ability to help with conservation of endangered, vulnerable, and threatened animals.


Two-toed Sloth

*Threatened Species*



*Critically Endangered*


Asian Small-clawed Otters

*Vulnerable Species*

Yes admission is required, animal interactions and safaris don’t include admission but it can be purchased online for a 25% off discount before your visit.

Feeding tokens will elevate your experience to a whole different level! Tokens are used for feeding and interacting with our animals! Essentially one token equals one cup of food. We offer various token packages and recommend purchasing 15-25 tokens per visit.

Beside American Eagle. The best place to park is Belk entrance.

Yes! SeaQuest Members receive a 20% discount on the birthday party booking and any additional guests. Please call to book.

Yes! SeaQuest allows guests to bring food and beverages for the event. We also have catering partners that will offer a discount for your SeaQuest birthday party. Please note that we don’t have space to refrigerate or heat foods.

Yes! You can provide decorations for the tables if you have a theme. We do keep solid color tablecloths to use and do provide the goodie bags.

For parties of more than ten guests total, or to inquire about reserving the entire party area for your party, please call (434) 237-5888.

You and your guests are welcome to enjoy SeaQuest until we close for the day!

Parties are not refundable but may be rescheduled up to 48 hours before the event, depending on availability.

Through our community outreach initiatives, SeaQuest partners with organizations and local nonprofits that uphold our commitment to support children’s programs, including those that provide better homes for children through foster parent programs, benefit children who are ill or who have disabilities, as well as offering discounted field trips for Title One Schools.

SeaQuest is grateful to be actively involved in both preserving and saving the lives of many animals that would otherwise not survive in the wild, rehabilitating injured animals and even acting as an exotic pet rescue for animals such as parakeets and iguanas that need rehoming.