DESCRIPTION: Dive to the depths of the world’s waters from the heart of the Midwest. Located in Downtown Kansas City’s Crown Center, discover a portal to brackish coasts, flowing rivers and the deepest trenches of the sea. Step beneath the waves and prepare for a world of glittering scales, darting sharks, gliding stingrays and a curious octopus
ADDRESS: 2475 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64108
LOCATION: South side of Crown Center Square
WEB SITE: www.visitsealife.com/kansas-city/
HOURS: Please refer to website at https://www.visitsealife.com/kansas-city/find/opening-times/ for up-to-date operational hours.
ADMISSION: Adults (13+) $20, children (3-12) $16, children 2 and under free. Book online for a discount.
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: Known as “The Biggest Box of LEGO bricks in the World,” the LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a 30,000 square-foot LEGO-themed attraction. Kids and adults of all ages will surely have a blast as they journey through interactive LEGO exhibits, activities and hands-on play areas.
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: To book a school field trip, group trip or birthday party, please call (816)556-3234 between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Or, send an email inquiry to KCGroups@merlinentertainments.biz
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: Jade Sparks, marketing manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-556-3233