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.

Veterans Day Offer

November 11


SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium wants to say a gigantic, ocean-sized "thank you" to veterans on Veterans Day!

All active & retired military personnel will receive free admission to SEA LIFE on Saturday, November 11th.

*Offer is valid for walk-up admission only on Veterans Day, 2017.   

Teacher Appreciation Days

November 18-19

To show our appreciation for educators, SEA LIFE Kansas City is hosting Teacher Appreciation Days November 18th-19th!

Educators are invited to explore the aquarium over Teacher Appreciation Days before bringing a school group to visit in the future. Teachers can enjoy all SEA LIFE has to offer, free of charge!*

Teachers may present a valid teacher ID or letter at walk-up to receive FREE admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium on Saturday and Sunday of Teacher Appreciation Weekend. Additional party members may receive discounted admission as well at $10+tax per accompanying guest. 

*Offer for walk-up admission only. 

'Tis the SEAson

December 9-10 | December 16-17

Celebrate the holidays under the waves!

Listen to the live-storytelling of “‘Twas the Night Before Fishmas,” read aloud by the SEA LIFE team who brings the beloved story to life under the sea! During your visit, write a letter to Santa that will travel from SEA LIFE all the way to the North Pole.

All 'Tis the SEAson activities are included with the regular price of admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium. 

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!


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.