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SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City hosts a number of on-site events for all ages, year-round.

Sharks After Dark

October 11th & October 18th 7-10pm

Experience SEA LIFE in a whole new light at Sharks After Dark!

We're turning-off the lights & revealing the aquarium as you've never seen it before at this after-hours exclusive! Dare to venture & wind from tank to tank during this one-of-a-kind experience that illuminates sharks, rays, jellyfish and more awe-inspiring creatures of the deep. 

Adults only! Admission is for guests 18+. No children under the age of 18 will be permitted. Cash bar beverage service will be provided for guests 21+. Must have valid ID.

  • General Admission tickets include:
    • Timed-entry to Sharks After Dark on Friday, October 11th or 18th
    • After-hours exclusive access to SEA LIFE Kansas City as we turn off the lights and illuminate the aquarium
    • A one-of-a-kind night you won't soon forget!
  • Annual Pass Discount tickets include:
    • Timed-entry to Sharks After Dark on Friday, October 11th or 18th
    • After-hours exclusive access to SEA LIFE Kansas City as we turn off the lights and illuminate the aquarium
    • A one-of-a-kind night out you won't soon forget! 

 

 

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Homeschool Week

September 30 - October 4

All Homeschool families are invited to dive into amazing discovery this during Homeschool Week!

Homeschool families will receive our discounted school rate of $7+tax per student and $10+tax per adult.

*Offer is valid for walk-up purchase only.

Visit our Homeschool page to learn more about receiving Homeschool updates throughout the year!

 

Spooky Seas

October 11 - October 31

Are you brave enough to dive into the Spooky Seas?!

Follow the Spooky Seas trail to discover some of the spookiest creatures around. Make your way through the ocean to reveal a special reward at the end of your journey!

Ready to venture into the depths? Pre-book tickets online in-advance to guarantee entry and save!

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SEA LIFE Welcomes New Turtle Rescue Center

Get face to flipper with rescued green sea turtles in our new turtle center located inside of SEA LIFE Kansas City.

The new Sea Turtle Rescue Center serves as a home to rehabilitated sea turtles that are no longer able to survive in the wild due to injury or other ailments. A new, permanent addition to Kansas City's aquarium, the center invites visitors of all ages to get face-to-flipper with rescued sea turtles while learning about the threats wild turtles encounter.

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SEA LIFE Welcomes Weedy Sea Dragons

A relative to the seahorse and pipefish, these dancing dragons love to swim, twirl, hide and dance along ocean kelp forests and sea beds that they call home. Find these curiously camouflaged creatures at SEA LIFE Kansas City in our new Weedy Exhibit!

Native to the southern tip of Australia, weedy sea dragons prefer shallow, cool waters among rocky reefs, kelp and seaweed where they are able to hide themselves using their unique "weedy" appendages. While they spend the majority of their life as solitary creatures, weedy sea dragons are known for their peculiar courtship ritual known as the "mirror dance", in which pairs swim gracefully together while mirroring each partner's movements.