SCHOOLS & FIELD-TRIPS

School Groups

With thousands creatures on display, a visit to SEA LIFE Kansas City will engage your student’s senses. In addition to the spectacular view from the underwater tunnel, children can get involved at the interactive rock pool by holding a crab or even touching a starfish.With so much to see and experience you will take learning beyond the classroom and into a new underwater world.

Please note: we require at least 3 weeks in advance for booking. There is a minimum group size of 15 students required to book.

  • Field Trips are self-guided through the aquarium, giving all school groups the freedom to explore at their own pace! The aquarium walk-through experience typically takes 60-90 minutes for large groups. However, all school groups are free to spend as long as they would like inside. 
  • Workshops are offered in 30 minute sessions. Each workshop can accommodate 32 students maximum. For larger groups, students can rotate between time spent inside the aquarium and time spent in a guided workshop led by a SEA LIFE Educator. All workshops are open to students only (Adults are welcome to wait inside the aquarium!) and are entirely optional. Groups are not required to purchase a workshop for their visit. 
  • Each workshop entails a different hands-on activity led by a SEA LIFE Educator in our Education Room. Please note, if Field Trip groups are participating in multiple workshops, they will need to be separated by 15 minute increments to allow for material set-up. 
  • Groups who are visiting the aquarium can expect to spend approximately 60-90 minutes freely exploring the aquarium plus 30 minutes per each additional workshop. 

Are you ready to book your next visit? Email KCGroups@merlinentertainments.biz or call us at (816)556-3234!

What's Included in my Field Trip Visit?

  • Encounter a vast array of sea creatures including sharks, rays and tropical fish
  • Learn how you can make the oceans a better place through our "Breed. Rescue. Protect." conservation program
  • Admire over 20 displays, thousands of sea creatures and hundreds of species in a highly themed, immersive setting
  • Gaze at creatures swimming overhead in our 180-degree ocean tunnel
  • Take part in our interactive Touchpool Experience where you can touch a crab or sea star
  • Chaperone tickets – 1 free chaperone ticket per every 5 student tickets purchased 
  • Free educational talks throughout the day that your class can attend
  • FREE scheduled teacher preview visit, select dates only!

Educational Workshops

Home Sweet Home: Habitats (Prek-K)

Students will learn in a fun way what is required for an animal to make a home! Explore the need for food, water, shelter, air, and territory in aquatic habitats.

Animal Adaptations: Adaptations (K-2nd)

Students will be amazed once they learn about unique animal characteristics such as scales and fins that allow animals to adapt in the underwater world.

What’s for Lunch: Food Chains (3rd-5th)

Oh oh! There’s a shark coming! The kids will explore the complexities of the ocean food chain and the predator vs. prey relationship. Yes, they learn about what and how sea creatures eat, along with what eats them!

Marine Science Careers: (6th- 12th)

Feel like a real-life Marine Scientist during this in-depth look into the everyday responsibilities of our aquarium staff! Students will learn first-hand how they can directly impact conservation efforts word-wide by choosing a career in the zoo or marine science industry.

Admission Only + Workshop Total Price Per Student
1 Attraction 1 FREE Adult for every 5 students. $10.00 per additional Adult $7.00+tax +$3.00+tax per workshop $10.00+tax
2 Attractions Add a visit to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center & visit 2 Attractions at a discounted rate! $12.00+tax +$3.00+tax per workshop $15.00+tax

Pre-Visit Guide Know Before You Go

Teachers and Group Leaders: Please see our downloadable Pre-Visit Guide so you can Know Before You Go! 

Know Before You Go!

School Inquiry Form

What approximate time will you be leaving the Aquarium?
How many students are you planning to bring for your visit?
Note: One adult admission per 5 students is FREE. Includes teachers, chaperones and parents. All additional adults are $10.00 each.
Please enter the name of your school group.
Enter the name of the main point-of-contact for your school group.




(Minimum of 15 children needed to reserve workshop)





(Minimum of 15 children needed to reserve workshop)





Next Steps:

• Please note that once this information is received you will be sent a confirmation email with your date and time slot. • Your date and time will be locked in for your visit unless notified otherwise. • You can use the confirmation email to request payment to your administration. • Payment will be required 3 weeks prior to your scheduled visit. • Payment can be made over the phone at any time via credit card. • If payment is not received or scheduled 3 weeks prior to your visit, your reservation will be dropped. • Any questions, please email KCGroups@merlinentertainments.biz or call 816-556-3234

Thank you for your inquiry!

Our Groups Coordinator will be reaching out to you shortly.

CALL 816-556-3234 TO
BOOK YOUR FIELD TRIP