News & Events

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

SEA LIFE Halloween!

October 22-23 and October 29-30, 2016

Join us for Halloween under the sea! 


For two weekends only this October, visit SEA LIFE and watch the spooky spectacle of underwater pumpkin carving! Join our SEA LIFE Divers in the Ocean Tunnel and watch as they put a special aquatic twist on this fun Halloween tradition! Then, vote for your favorite underwater masterpiece to help us select the winning pumpkin at each session. Each pumpkin carving session will last approximately 15 minutes long, so please plan accordingly! 

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Times: 

  • Saturday, October 22
  • Saturday, October 29


Face-painting Times: 

  • Saturday, October 22
  • Sunday, October 23, Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30


Halloween at SEA LIFE only happens once a year on select weekends, so be sure to plan a visit for October 22-23 & October 29-30. Wear your favorite costume on either weekend, and celebrate Halloween beneath the waves! 


*Included in regular SEA LIFE admission price. 




A special thank you to Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch for providing pumpkins for this event!




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.

This offer is only available during non-peak times.


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

- December 1st-31st

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. 

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

November 24-26

Please be advised that SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will be operating under special holiday hours from Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26. 

  • 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

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.