Check out the latest news & upcoming events at SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium - everything about new creatures, new exhibits, holiday celebrations and more.

News & Events

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

Underwater Pumpkin Carving

October 20-21 & 27-28

Our team of SEA LIFE expert divers will perform this famous fall feat in our Ocean Tank on select weekends in October. Watch as they bring their pumpkin-carving skills under the sea alongside sharks, rays & dozens of species of tropical fish.

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Times (Oct. 20-21 & 27-28):



Underwater Pumpkin Carving is included with regular admission price to SEA LIFE Kansas City & offered at select times only. 

Wear your costume to the attraction on event weekends for a chance to win an Annual Pass!

Underwater Pumpkin Carving is back this October!

Scout Month

November 1-30

Scout Month is Back this November!

Scout groups of any size are invited to dive into SEA LIFE Kansas City for a discount during Scout Month!

Scout Month ticket rates:

  • $7+tax per scout
  • $10+tax per adult/non-scout child

Offer valid exclusively for scouts, scout leaders, parents & guardians throughout the month of November!

We can't wait to see our Boy Scout and Girl Scout friends during Scout Month!

Scout Month is November 1-30!

Race to the Ocean


Become a junior wildlife ranger and help baby sea turtles race to the ocean in this interactive, digital experience! 

Venture onto the beach to help baby sea turtles by becoming a junior wildlife ranger! Race to find turtle eggs, clear the beach of trash, turn off beach lights and more in this interactive, completely digital journey. Explore the threats that baby sea turtles face as they race to the ocean after hatching then learn what YOU can do to help their journey to the sea!

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!