News and Events

What's New at SEA LIFE

SEA LIFE Kansas City is all about bringing fin-tacular experiences to all who enter. Take a look at upcoming news and events happening at the Aquarium!



  • Doodle Reef Grand Opening on May 27!

Now Open DR Events

See It, Draw It, Watch It Swim!

Join us on Friday, May 27th beginning at 9:00am for the Grand Opening celebration of Doodle Reef, our all-new exhibit! Enjoy courtyard activities including a special appearance from Quixotic Cirque Nouveau before the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30am. Be among the first to explore this all-new interactive exhibit!

Click Here for a sneak-preview of Doodle Reef!

Please note that SEA LIFE Aquarium is currently under construction as we renovate for this exciting new addition. Due to construction, the soft-play area at the end of the aquarium is currently not accessible. We thank you for your patience!


  • Save the Date: Wednesday, June 8th is World Oceans Day!

Coral Species

The ocean is the heart of our planet. From coastlines to the plains, a healthy world ocean impacts our lives each and everyday.

Help us celebrate the importance of our World Oceans on Wednesday, June 8th. Stay tuned for more information, event details, and to learn how YOU can pledge to help make the Earth and its oceans a cleaner place!


  • Register for Summer Camp Today!

Are you fascinated by the ocean and its many sea creatures? Interested in learning more about careers in Marine Biology? Ready to make a splash this Summer? This opportunity is perfect for campers ranging in age from 8 - 12 years old. Dive-in to discover this & MORE during one of SEA LIFE Kansas City's Summer Camp sessions!

Each Summer Camp Session will run from 8:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday. Sign-up is first-come, first-serve with limited availability so act now & reserve a spot! Free Annual Pass to those who book before May 1st, 2016!

For more info, visit Summer Camps at SEA LIFE Kansas City!


  • Discover New Creatures This Spring! Featuring: The American Whitespotted Filefish

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Heads up, there's a new fish in town!

This American Whitespotted Filefish was introduced into Kansas City SEA LIFE Aquarium on the morning of March 1st with the help of the Aquarist team!

Quick Facts:

  • The American Whitespotted Filefish is most commonly found along the coast of Florida.
  • Species name: Cantherhines macrocerus
  • Filefish feel most at home along rocky ocean bottoms or coral reef formations.
  • You can find this new friendly face in the Shoreline Tank at SEA LIFE Kansas City!


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Opening Hours

Sun-Thurs
10am-5pm*
Fri & Sat
10am-6pm*

*Attraction remains open 2 hours after last admission



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