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.

Local Heroes Days

December 7-21, 2018

December 7-21, SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium is honoring our valiant first responders and service men/women with Local Heroes Days!

Police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses and military service members who show us a valid ID or pay stub will enjoy FREE walk-up admission and up to four tickets at just $10.00+tax each.

*Please note, this offer is valid for walk-up admission only.

Santa Claus Dives

December 18-20

Experience an underwater winter wonderland this holiday season!

Santa will join the deep sea fun as he dives into our Ocean Tank to see all of the good little fishies this holiday season!

We've decked the halls of Stingray Bay where you can write a letter to your favorite sea creature!

Santa Claus Dive dates & times:

  • Tuesday, December 18 at 11:00am
  • Wednesday, December 19 at 11:00am
  • Thursday, December 20 at 11:00am

*Please note, all activities are included with the regular price of admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium. Purchase tickets online in-advance to save on individual admission!

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!