SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium

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

PHONE: 816-471-4386


SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook-SEA LIFE Kansas City, Twitter- @SEALIFEKC


  • 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: 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

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,  or 816-556-3233

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