News & Events

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

Introducing Toddler Sundays!

Not watching the big game? This football season, receive the same great deal for you and your little one, now on Sundays in addition to Tuesdays! For $14.00+tax, one Adult and one Child under 4 can visit SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium! 

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

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! 

Teacher Preview Night

October 6, 2016

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium would cordially like to invite you to a Teacher Preview Night on October 6. The event offers teachers plus one guest per teacher free admission into both LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium for one evening only! Teachers and their guests are invited to explore both attractions and learn more about our school group programs, rates and educational workshops at this exclusive evening event. 

Beginning at 4:00pm, admission is free for teachers plus one additional guest per teacher with pre-registration. Upon entering Admissions, teachers will be directed into SEA LIFE Aquarium for a self-guided tour and workshop demo by one of our staff educators. Then, teachers will be invited to travel upstairs into LEGOLAND® Discovery Center to explore the ultimate indoor LEGO playground and to watch a LEGO®Education workshop demonstration. 

All teachers and guests are welcome to arrive anytime within the window of 4:00pm and 7:00pm that fits their schedules. The event will conclude at 8:00pm with last admission at 7:00pm. 

Please RSVP by end-of-day October 5th if you are interested in attending Fall 2016's Teacher Preview Night! 

Homeschool Weeks

September 26-October 7

Homeschool families are invited to visit us during this year's extended Homeschool Weeks from September 26-October 7, 2016. 


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!

Toddler Tuesday

Take your little fish on a journey under the sea at SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium on Toddler Tuesdays! Purchase Adult and Toddler admission into the attraction for one value price! Toddler age is up to 4 years old. Any additional individuals (over 4 years) without toddlers may purchase an additional ticket. This offer is only available during non-peak times.


Toddler Tuesday is not available during the following months and dates:

- June through August

- September 6th

- December 1st-31st

Halloween at SEA LIFE!

October 21-23 and October 28-30, 2016

Join us for Halloween under the sea! 

For two weekends in October, you can visit SEA LIFE and watch the spooky spectacle of underwater pumpkin carving! Wear your favorite costume on either weekend, and celebrate Halloween beneath the waves.

Halloween fun at SEA LIFE only happens once a year on select weekends, so be sure to plan a visit for October 21-23 and October 28-30! 

*Included in regular SEA LIFE admission price. 

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.