SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium

DESCRIPTION: Voyage into jaw-dropping underwater worlds only at SEA LIFE Kansas City. Escape into a 180-degree underwater tunnel, come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and rescued sea turtles, touch a real sea star, and explore over 12 breathtaking exhibits. No flippers required.

ADDRESS: 2475 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64108

LOCATION: South side of Crown Center Square

PHONE: 816-471-4386




  • Rockpool Experience: Do you dare? Explore our Rockpool Experience and touch a sea star, crab, sea urchin or other amazing creature inside this hands-on, interactive zone.
  • Weedy Sea Dragon Exhibit: Meet the world’s least dangerous dragons at SEA LIFE Kansas City’s Weedy Sea Dragon Exhibit! A relative of the seahorse, weedy sea dragons are unlike any underwater creature you have ever seen. These dancing dragons love to swim, twirl, hide and dance along ocean kelp forests & the sea beds they call home.
  • Ocean Tunnel: “Ooh and aah” at sharks, rays and countless tropical fish as they glide above you in our 180 degree Ocean Tunnel!
  • Stingray Bay: Our friendly, smiling rays will mesmerize you inside Stingray Bay! Get up-close to these playful stingrays in this relaxing and magical space.
  • Doodle Reef: See it, draw it, watch it swim at Doodle Reef! Merge imagination and creativity as you create your very own virtual sea creature that comes to life before your eyes in a digital sea! Doodle Reef is an experience to be enjoyed by all ages.

HOURS: Please refer to website at for up-to-date operational hours. 

ADMISSION: Prices may vary, so please visit to lock in your price and guarantee entry!

WHERE TO GET LUNCH: Crown Center is just steps away, housing a wide range of restaurant options from the moderately-priced Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant—where meals are delivered by miniature train—to the city's only Forbes Four-Star dining experience, The American Restaurant.

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to hold a horseshoe crab or feel the spiny surface of a starfish? In the Interactive Touchpool, guests of all ages are invited to get up close and personal with shallow water sea creatures.

WHAT’S NEARBY: Discovery Center Kansas City is the ULTIMATE Indoor LEGO Playground! Surround yourself with millions of LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride adventure, see your favorite characters on LEGO 4D Theater, and build epic LEGO creations alongside master builders, and so much more! Optimized for families with children ages 3-10. All adults must  accompanied by at least one child under the age of 17 to enter. 

DID YOU KNOW: The Sea Life Aquarium houses more than 260,000 gallons of water? That’s the equivalent of 2 million water bottles!

GROUP TOURS: Visit to book your next school, group or scout visit with all-new education workshops! 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the Kansas City Streetcar to the Union Station stop (Pershing & Main). 


From the north: Take I-35 South to MO-152 West. Follow MO-152 West to US-169 South. US-169 South becomes Broadway. Follow Broadway to Pershing Road. Turn east (left) on Pershing Road and continue to Crown Center at Grand Boulevard.

From the south: On I-35 exit at W Pennway Street. (exit 1C). Turn east (right) on W Pennway. Turn north (left) on Southwest Boulevard. Turn south (right) on Broadway. Turn east (left) at Pershing Road and continue to Crown Center at Grand Boulevard.

From the east: Take I-70 West to Locust Street/Truman Road (exit 2Q). Turn left (south) on Grand Boulevard and follow to Crown Center at Pershing Road.

From the west: Take I-70 East to I-670. Exit I-670 on to I-35 South (exit 2T). Exit I-35 South at 20th Street (exit 1D). Turn left (east) on 20th Street. Turn right (south) on Grand Boulevard and continue to Crown Center at Pershing Road.

PARKING: Parking is free for the first three hours with validation in the Crown Center garage, 2450 Grand Boulevard. Weekend parking is free.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Please email for inquiries. 

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