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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 - An All New Interactive Exhibit Coming Soon to SEA LIFE!

Doodle Reef

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium presents Doodle Reef, an all-new interactive exhibit opening Summer 2016! This innovative new attraction allows guests of all ages to see it, draw it, and watch it swim, exclusively at SEA LIFE Kansas City! Stay tuned for more updates and details regarding Doodle Reef!

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!


  • Love turtles? Join us for TurtleFest on May 21-22!

Turtle Fest

Learn about conservation during TurtleFest 2016! Plan your visit to SEA LIFE Kansas City from May 21 - 22 for special conservation focused programming and activities during your trip. Activities will be held during regular aquarium hours each day of TurtleFest.

  • Turtle Quiz Trail! Follow the trail throughout the aquarium as you test your nautical knowledge and search for turtle facts.
  • Free activity booklets to every child with price of admission on Saturday and Sunday!
  • Craft activity led by Red Star Studios on Saturday only from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Activity station located in the Bay of Rays!
  • Turtle Talks led by the knowledgeable SEA LIFE staff!

Celebrate World Turtle Day by bringing family & friends to Turtle Fest!


  • 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

Please Note: Double-wide strollers are not permitted inside



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