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News & Events

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

Meet a Mermaid

May 3-26

Meet Mermaids for the first time ever at SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium! From May 3rd to May 26th (Fridays through Sundays only), mermaids will perform underwater next to sharks, sea turtles and more to amaze visitors of all ages. Meet a mermaid face to fin in a magical meet & greet with a wonderfully fun photo op!

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Scout Month

June 1-30

Scout groups of any size are invited to visit SEA LIFE Kansas City for a splashtastic summer discount! Step beneath the waves to come face-to-fin with darting sharks, glittering tropical fish and explore our 180-degree Ocean Tunnel! Dare to touch a sea star or urchin at our Rockpool Experience, plus there's more to explore during your visit!

Scout month Ticket Rates:

-$10+tax per scout

-$12+tax per adult and/or non-scout child

Offer valid exclusively for scouts, scout leaders, parents & guardians throughout the month of June only! Have a large Scout Group of 15 or more? Call to book your group of 15+ with our Trade Sales team at (816)556-3245. No pre-booking required for groups of 14 individuals or less.

Homeschool Week

June 10-14

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

Homeschool families will receive our discounted school rate of $10+tax per student and $12+tax per adult. *Offer is valid for walk-up admission only.

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

Become an Underwater Superhero

June 21 - July21

Test yourself against some of the most powerful sea creatures and discover YOUR superpower!

You'll learn about the powers of 5 amazing underwater creatures and put your strength and intelligence to the test! Go face-to-fin against speedy sharks, test your strength against starfish and more!

Ready to take the challenge? Pre-book tickets online in-advance to guarantee entry and save!

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Fins & Flights

July 12

Experience SEA LIFE like never before as you sample assorted beverages from local Kansas City breweries while gazing at sharks, rays, seahorses, jellies & more!

Participating local breweries include: The Big Rip Brewing Company, Boulevard Brewing Company, Casual Animal Brewing Co., Cinder Block Brewery, Crane Brewing Company, Double Shift Brewing Company, Strange Days Brewing Co. & Torn Label Brewing Company.

Guarantee entry by pre-purchasing tickets online as tickets are limited for this event. Please note, this event is exclusively for guests ages 21 and up.

Your Fins & Flights ticket includes:

  • Admission to Fins & Flights. General Admission is from 6pm-9pm with the event ending at 10pm
  • Sampling of beers provided by local breweries from the Kansas City area
  • A souvenir beer glass
  • 180 degree Ocean Tunnel
  • Touch a crab, sea star, urchin and other creatures in our Rockpool Experience
  • Get-up close and personal with over 300 species including, sharks, rays, tropical fish, weedy sea dragons, seahorses & countless more!
  • Access to wine and liquor cash bar

Save the date for July 12th, 2019! Fins & Flights tickets are on sale now!

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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.