News & Events

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

Scout Week

January 16 - January 20

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City welcomes scouts, parents and scout leaders to visit SEA LIFE's underwater world on January 16th-20th!

Scouts will receive special group rates of $7.00+tax per child and $10.00+tax per adult. Tickets must be purchased at walk-up on the date of your visit in order for the Scout Week discount to be applied. 

For more information, please call our Trade Sales Coordinator at (816)556-3234. 

Homeschool Week

January 30 - February 3

Homeschool families are invited to visit us during Homeschool Week on January 30th through February 3rd! 

FREE workshops will be offered EXCLUSIVELY to Homeschool families Monday through Friday at select times on a first-come, first-serve basis. *Please note, maximum capacity is 32 individuals per workshop session. 

Monday through Friday during Homeschool Weeks: 

  • Workshop Session 1- 10:30am - 11:00am 
  • Workshop Session 2- 11:15am - 11:45am 

Learn more about special Homeschool Weeks offers and educational workshops on our Homeschool webpage! 

Join us for Homeschool Weeks!

Shark Research In Turks & Caicos

Together with the School For Field Studies, one of SEA LIFE Kansas City's aquarist, Brittany Stopp, joined a team of other scientists for a Shark Research Trip. The team set off for South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) for a week of important data collection from sharks native to the TCI waters. 

The trip focused on data collection from native shark species to better relocate and expand Marine Protected Areas in the surrounding waters. Lemon sharks are among the species observed, particularly young shark pups that thrive in mangrove forests off the Turks & Caicos shore.

The participating scientists are all alumni of the School For Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies. The Center not only dedicates itself to creating educational experiences in field research for its students, but works to improve the lives of wildlife and the surrounding communities on TCI. Watch the video to learn more about the experience and what goes into a field research trip! 

Toddler Tuesdays

For $14.00+tax, one Adult and one Child under 4 can visit SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium! 

Pre-purchase Toddler Tuesday tickets in advance online, or at walk-up on the date of your visit.

This offer is only available during non-peak times only on Tuesdays.


Toddler Tuesdays are not available during the following months and dates:

- December 1st-31st

- June - August

Baby Fiddler Rays at SEA LIFE!

On August 24, SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium welcomed a few new additions into its tanks! Bright and early that morning, four baby fiddler rays arrived safely in their new home! 

The baby fiddler rays, aptly nicknamed "The Boy Band of SEA LIFE Kansas City" are healthy, happy and can't wait to meet you! 

Fiddler rays received their name because of the triangular pattern behind the eyes. It has a slender tail and can usually be found at home along sandy, shallow bays. 

Celebrating the largest marine protected area!

Papahanaumokuakea Ocean off Hawaii

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, The SEA LIFE Trust and The Ocean Project are celebrating President Obama’s landmark decision to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Ocean off Hawaii - creating the largest protected area on the planet. 

SEA LIFE is wrapping up an extensive national awareness campaign that allowed visitors to vote for four unique ocean ecosystems - of which Papahanaumokuāakea was one - to be considered for designation as a “blue park”. Thank you to all who cast their vote! 


Fun facts about the newest “Blue Park”!

  • Pronounced, “Papa-ha-now-moh-koo-ah-kay-ah”
  • At 582,578 square miles, Papahanaumokuakea is 8 times the size of Missouri
  • Papahanaumokuakea is home to more than 7,000 species, a quarter of which are found nowhere else on Earth!
  • The shallow water environments are important habitats for rare species such as the threatened green turtle and the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, as well as 14 million seabirds.