News & Events

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

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales!

Friday, November 25 & Monday, November 28

Don't miss SEA LIFE Kansas City's Black Friday Sale on November 25th! For one day only, purchase tickets online at the low rate of 40% off! Click "Buy Tickets" to purchase and save!

Black Friday specials and discounts include: 

- 40% off tickets!

- FREE Annual Pass with Retail Store purchase of $250 or more!

- FREE engraving with purchase of key chain in Retail Store!

- 20% off in Retail Store for all current Annual Pass Holders! 


Then, on Cyber Monday- don't miss 50% off on SEA LIFE Annual Passes! One day only! 

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! 

Holiday Hours

Please be advised that SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will be operating under special holiday hours on the dates below: 

  • Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving
    • Open at 10:00am
    • Last ticket sold at 1:00pm
    • Close at 3:00pm
  • Friday, November 25: Black Friday
    • Open at 9:00am
    • Last ticket sold at 6:00pm
    • Close at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 26:
    • Open at 9:00am
    • Last ticket sold at 6:00pm
    • Close at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 24: 
    • Open at 10:00am
    • Last ticket sold at 4:00pm 
    • Close at 6:00pm 
  • Sunday, December 25: 
    • CLOSED 

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.