News & Events

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

News & Events

Schlitterbahn + SEA LIFE Aqua Adventure Package is back!

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 Adult 

Turtle Fest 2017

May 26-29


Discover all things TURTLE at SEA LIFE's Annual Turtle Fest this May! 

Learn the story of Gertrude, SEA LIFE Kansas City's rescued green sea turtle, as you gaze at hundreds of creatures swimming across our dazzling Ocean Tank. You may even see Gertrude herself!

During your visit, drop by the Turtle Talk Spot all day for three totally-new programs only available during SEA LIFE's Turtle Fest! Talks will be led by our SEA LIFE Education Specialist and will each focus on a different totally-turtle topic! Located in the Bay of Rays.

Turtle Talk Spot Program Schedule: 

  • 11am- A Sea Turtle Journey 
  • 12pm- Turtle Lunchbox: What's Inside?
  • 1pm- Turtle Adaptations 
  • 3pm- A Sea Turtle Journey
  • 4pm- Turtle Lunchbox: What's Inside? 
  • 5pm- Turtle Adaptations 

We will be offering a special "Bag-for-a-Bag" discount on May 26-29. Guests that bring in a recyclable plastic bag to our Admissions counter will receive $3.00 OFF their ticket in addition to their very own reusable canvas bag, while supplies last! 

Reusable canvas bags are great for trips to the grocery store or day trips out and about town! You can receive yours FREE by bringing in one or more plastic bags to SEA LIFE May 26-29 only! 

Toddler Tuesdays

Ongoing on Select Tuesdays

For $14.00+tax, one Adult and one Child under 4 can visit SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium! 

Pre-purchase Toddler Tuesday tickets in advance online, or at walk-up on the date of your visit.

This offer is only available during non-peak times, only on Tuesdays.


Toddler Tuesdays are not available during peak times throughout the year. Please note, Toddler Tuesdays will not be available on the following dates: 

  • December 22nd-31st
  • March 11th-25th
  • May 27th-August 31st

News & Events

World Oceans Day at SEA LIFE

Celebrate World Oceans Day by joining millions of people around the globe in recognizing the importance of the ocean waters of our world and the creatures that call them home. 

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will join in the celebrations of World Oceans Day on Thursday, June 8, 2017! 

We will be posting more details to come soon. In the meantime, visit to learn more about this holiday and worldwide celebration! 


February 24

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.


Shark Research In Turks & Caicos

Together with the School For Field Studies, one of SEA LIFE Kansas City's aquarist, Brittany Stopp, joined a team of other scientists for a Shark Research Trip. The team set off for South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) for a week of important data collection from sharks native to the TCI waters. 

The trip focused on data collection from native shark species to better relocate and expand Marine Protected Areas in the surrounding waters. Lemon sharks are among the species observed, particularly young shark pups that thrive in mangrove forests off the Turks & Caicos shore.

The participating scientists are all alumni of the School For Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies. The Center not only dedicates itself to creating educational experiences in field research for its students, but works to improve the lives of wildlife and the surrounding communities on TCI. Watch the video to learn more about the experience and what goes into a field research trip!