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News & Events

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

SEA LIFE Science Challenge

April 21

Cheer on young explorers ages 5-12 at the SEA LIFE Science Challenge on Saturday, April 21! 

Held just outside of SEA LIFE Kansas City, kid scientists & nature enthusiasts will compete for a spot on the 2018 Young Environmentalist team with cool challenges that are all about animals and the environment! 

Have a junior wildlife explorer of your own? Learn more & sign-up for the SEA LIFE Challenge!

Fins & Flights

May 11, 6-10pm

SEA LIFE Kansas City presents Fins & Flights, an epic brewery walk experience beneath the waves. Tickets go on sale soon, so stay tuned! 


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


Tickets are limited, so guarantee entry by pre-purchasing tickets online once they go on sale. Please note, this event is exclusively for guests ages 21 years and up. 


Your Fins & Flights ticket includes: 

  • Admission to FINS & FLIGHTS. General admission is from 7pm-10pm and VIP admission begins at 6pm
  • Sampling of beers provided by local breweries from the Kansas City area 
  • Nacho bar 
  • 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 beer and wine cash bar


Save the date for May 11th, 2018! Fins & Flights tickets go on sale soon.


Tickets are non-refundable. You must be 21 or older to purchase Fins & Flights tickets and to attend. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted. Proper identification will be required at the door. Select beer tastings included.


Hospitality Week

May 14-20

Hospitality professionals in the Kansas City area are invited to join SEA LIFE in celebrating Hospitality Week! 

Hospitality Week will officially be held May 14-20 at SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. Professionals working in the hospitality industry including area hotels, tourism bureaus and visitor centers may visit the aquarium free of charge during this event. Simply present your hospitality industry credentials or ID badge when you arrive for your visit to redeem this discount. 

We look forward to seeing our friends in hospitality this May! 

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!