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.

Scout Month

July 1-31

Scout Month returns July 2018! 

Scout groups of any size are invited to visit SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium for a splashtastic summer discount during Scout Month!

Step beneath the waves to come face-to-fin with darting sharks, glittering tropical fish & our rescued sea turtle named Gertrude inside our 180-degree Ocean Tunnel! Dare to touch a sea star or urchin at our Rockpool Experience, plus there's more to explore during your visit! 

Scout Month Ticket Rates: 

  • $10+tax per scout
  • $12+tax per adult and/or non-scout child 
  • Offer valid exclusively for scouts, scout leaders, parents & guardians throughout the month of July only! 

Have a large Scout Group of 15 or more? Call to book your group of 15+ with our Trade Sales team. 

We look forward to seeing our Boy Scout and Girl Scout friends during Scout Month this summer! 

Shark Week

July 22-28

Dive in to Shark Week at SEA LIFE! Say hello to our four species of shark, and learn the ins and outs of these sleek predators of the deep during Shark Week. 

  • Get the facts about sharks during educational talks with the SEA LIFE Education team, as they dispel common myths and misconceptions about this important marine species. Talks held daily overlooking the ocean tank inside SEA LIFE. 
  • Meet and greet with SEA LIFE’s costume character mascot, Sharky throughout Shark Week inside our aquarium! 
  • Play “Tooth” or Dare Trivia led by a SEA LIFE team member at select times daily!
  • On Thursday, July 26, The American Red Cross will be onsite from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donate blood and receive a free admission ticket to SEA LIFE Kansas City.

Shark Week activities are included in the price of admission. Activity times subject to change.

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium is home to four distinct species of shark including black tip reef shark, bamboo shark, zebra shark & nurse shark. 


Shark Week is July 22-28!

Teacher Appreciation Days

August 1-31

Teachers, we invite you to visit SEA LIFE Kansas City during Teacher Appreciation Days August 1-31, 2018! 

Teachers receive FREE admission to SEA LIFE Kansas City during Teacher Appreciation Days before students head back-to-school! Please be sure to bring your valid teacher ID to be eligible to receive free admission.

Each participating teacher is welcome to bring up to 4 additional guests during their visit for a discounted ticket price of just $10.00+tax per individual ticket. 

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!