News & Events

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

SEA LIFE Welcomes Weedy Sea Dragons

A relative of 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 – Now open!  


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.


Learn more about the weedy sea dragon during a visit to SEA LIFE Kansas City!

Teacher Appreciation Week at SEA LIFE

July 31-August 4

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium invites teachers to visit free of charge July 31st through August 4th as part of our Teacher Appreciation Week!

Experience the attraction prior to bringing a student group to visit, learn what we offer & see for yourself!

Teachers must present a valid educator or school ID for free entry. Additional guests can receive our discounted $10+tax entry price per ticket up to 4 additional party members at walk-up only. Valid Monday through Friday, July 31st through August 4th, 2017.

Love Fund Back-To-School Supply Drive

July 10 - August 6

Getting a student “back to school ready” is a challenge for nearly every family, but it’s even more difficult for many Love Fund families.  Facing poverty or the overwhelming expenses of caring for special needs children, school supplies often fall toward the bottom of necessity spending.

Here is how you can join SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium in our efforts to support the children served by the Love Fund:

-        $5 off individual attraction walk-up admission to SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium when you bring in a school supply item

-        Guests must donate at least one item to the Love Fund for Children School Supply Drive to receive the offer. The offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

-        The offer is valid for walk-up visitation July 10th through August 6th

Schlitterbahn + SEA LIFE Aqua Adventure Package is back!

Packages available for May 26 through September 3, 2017

Make a splash this summer with the Schlitterbahn + SEA LIFE Aqua Adventure Package! Available for purchase now, use your package to visit Schlitterbahn Water Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium May 26th through September 3rd. 

Please note, Schlitterbahn Water Park will open for the 2017 season on May 26th. If ticket package is purchased on SEA LIFE Kansas City's website, guests must visit SEA LIFE first in order to pick up their voucher package. Find out more!

Schlitterbahn + SEA LIFE Aqua Adventure Package Rates: 

  • $39.99+tax per Child
  • $49.99+tax per Adul



SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium presents, CLAWS! NOW OPEN!

Meet the armored division of the marine world and #SinkYourClaws into SEA LIFE's latest exhibit!

Learn about the amazing anatomy of crabs and find out what makes them one of the most powerful predators of the sea bed! The Claws exhibit showcases incredible crustaceans from around the world, featuring the giant Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) with legs reaching up to 12 feet in length when fully grown.

Other species will include the Florida spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), spider crab (Mithrax spinosissimus), the unique fiddler crab and even lobsters!

Included in regular admission price.