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.

October is Scout Month!

October 1-31

SEA LIFE Kansas City is an interactive, hands-on experience for boy scout and girl scout troops. Scout groups can visit anytime, but join dozens of other scouts during Scout Month all throughout October 2017!

What can I expect during Scout Month? 

  • Discounted admission for scouts, scout parents & troop leaders at $7+tax per child & $10+tax per adult 
  • Scout activity sheets included with admission to be completed during your visit

Can't visit during Scout Month? We offer discounts for pre-booked scout groups of 15+ troop members, consisting of scouts, leaders and adult chaperones all year long. 

Underwater Pumpkin Carving

October 21-22 & October 28-29

Make a splash with spooky activities at SEA LIFE this October! 

Underwater Pumpkin Carving 

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 can be viewed at the times below on *October 21-22 & 28-29. 

  • 11:00am
  • 1:00pm

*Underwater Pumpkin Carving is included with regular admission price to SEA LIFE Kansas City. Please note, times & programming subject to change without notice. 

Mad Science Laboratory

Join SEA LIFE's resident mad scientist, Dr. Barnacles for spooky laboratory hi jinks in the Bay of Rays! Learn all about ocean acidity and funky features of the deep at the select times below on *October 21-22 & 28-29.  

  • 11:30am
  • 1:30pm 
  • 2:30pm 

 *Mad Science Laboratory activities are included with regular admission price to SEA LIFE Kansas City. Times & programming subject to change without notice. 

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.