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SEA LIFE Kansas City

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Address: 2475 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: +1 816-471-4386
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will transport you into an amazing underwater...

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will transport you into an amazing underwater world! Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish, seahorses and graceful rays. To get any closer you'd have to get wet!

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SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium
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Good family fun and entertainment!

My family and I took a Thanksgiving excursion and found this to be very nicely done, clean and informative. Yes, I have been to much larger aquariums but the Sealife Aquarium at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jamrcm1059
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Overland Park, Kansas
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to this aquarium twice. It's okay. It's not huge, so it's good for smaller children who won't be able to enjoy something that takes all day to go through. You can do this in about an hour and a half to 2 hours. It is not very well organized. The information on the signs and printed on... More 

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Thank CinKS
Rogers, Arkansas
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shocked at how small this attraction was. We were all the way through, even stopping to look at every aquarium and read the information, in under 30 minutes. Several of the exhibits were closed down, but we were still required to pay full price. $80 for a family of four to go through, and it was nowhere near... More 

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Thank mamaj2010
LegolandDiscoveryKC, General Manager at SEA LIFE Kansas City, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting our aquarium. I'm very sorry to hear that your visit did not live up to expectations. We currently do not have any tanks down for maintenance, but if you visited earlier in the year during our construction of Doodle Reef you should have been handed a coupon to return at a future... More 

Lee's Summit, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I took a Thanksgiving excursion and found this to be very nicely done, clean and informative. Yes, I have been to much larger aquariums but the Sealife Aquarium at Crown Center is worth the time. I thought the displays were very well laid out, especially for kids, and there is a wide array of species. In fact... More 

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Thank jamrcm1059
LegolandDiscoveryKC, General Manager at SEA LIFE Kansas City, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review and for visiting the aquarium. I appreciate this thoughtful review as it really exemplifies all that we try and do here at SEA LIFE: Provide a new and educational experience for families. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Nautilus and Doodle Reef exhibit, as we're quite proud of those as... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time visiting the aquarium! I really enjoyed the setup of it; they had a bunch of different "rooms" so it separated the different exhibits. At the end of it all, there were numerous amount of tablets for kids to color their own fish and it would swim across a big screen for them to find.

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Thank Wanderlust1015
LegolandDiscoveryKC, General Manager at SEA LIFE Kansas City, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and were able to play with our new Doodle Reef section at the end of the Aquarium. We hope to see you again in the future! Nick General Manager More 

Kansas City, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this place one time to check it out. This place is not good. Aquariums should be big. It's like someone decided to put an aquarium in someone's house. I've been to many aquariums that are large. I honestly don't know how this place stays open.

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Thank leebK8138YU
LegolandDiscoveryKC, General Manager at SEA LIFE Kansas City, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for visiting our aquarium. While we may not have enough space in our location to house some of the oceans very largest creatures, I believe our 30 tanks, including our Ocean Tank at 211,000 gallons, can certainly inspire our guests to learn more about the seas. I'm sorry to hear that you did not... More 

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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is wonderful! They have such a great variety of aquatic attractions! It's not overalls big either which is wonderful for small kids!

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Thank Courtney B
LegolandDiscoveryKC, General Manager at SEA LIFE Kansas City, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon! Nick General Manager More 

Bettendorf, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed something to entertain dad (me) and infant for a couple hours. This fit the bill. She enjoyed crawling up and looking in aquarium. Content about exhibit geared towards school age or middle school kids so as an adult left some unanswered questions.

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Neligh, Nebraska
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I planned a trip for my birthday. With great expectations, the aquarium left me disappointed. I was expecting more aquariums and variety of fish. The plus side? I thought the computers for younger kids fun.

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Thank tchelle1111
Kansas City
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family visit with grandkids. Lots of "hands on" stuff for the kids. One of the best aquariums in the U.S. Movie theatre is 4D, yes 4D. It will rain on you!

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Thank mackey77
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been wanting to visit since the aquarium came to KC. I've been to the huge one in Atlanta so maybe my expectations were high. Dont get me wrong it was really fun to see the sea creatures. I'm 32 and I feel like the aquarium with its signage during the experience was targeting children/families instead of everyone. Adults like... More 

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