The extraordinary SEA LIFE journey begins with a fresh water exhibit, where kids can view questions about creatures such as channel catfish and find answers posted in Fin Facts—a series of wall-mounted signs. Environmental tips found on vibrant displays help kids learn about their impact on the world’s rivers and oceans, and how they can protect both fresh and salt water. Children are also encouraged to collect stamps when the find the special stations in order to become “SEA LIFE Experts.” Young ones who fill their books are awarded a special take-away for their achievement.
Interactive displays educate throughout the aquarium, amid rock walls and glass tanks. Visitors learn there are approximately 2,000 types of jellyfish in the world and that corals form the largest living structures on the planet. At the Interactive Rockpool Experience, you can touch horseshoe crabs and chocolate chip sea stars, or a sea urchin may hug your finger.
SEA LIFE also houses a green sea turtle—Gertrude—who lost one flipper to severe damage due when she became tangled in fishing line. Held three times daily, Turtle Rescue Theater is just one of many educational programs available.
Located in downtown Kansas City, MO in Crown Center, SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium belongs to Merlin Entertainments plc, Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, which includes eight U.S. SEA LIFE Aquarium locations. For more information, go to visitsealife.com/kansas-city to purchase tickets online for the best deal.