If you love the holiday season but can’t ever have too many aquatic attractions in your life, you might feel like there’s nothing out there for you. But you’d be wrong! You just have to plan a trip to Kansas City.
Two exciting events are happening in November and December at the Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium. In November, the aquarium is host to November Scout Month. Following this, December and into January, the Sea of Lights takes place. The winter season at this wonderful aquarium is sure to be mesmerizing and fun for the whole family.
Make sure to make your early reservations at one of the beautiful hotels in Kansas City so as not to miss the fun.
November: Scout Month
Throughout the month of November, the oceans’ weird and wacky inhabitants can be viewed from beneath the waters. Scout groups, regardless of size, get to visit the aquarium at a discounted rate of $7+tax per scout and $10+tax per adult or child who is not a scout. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Cubs, and others can enjoy the creatures from up close during their special month.
Both you and your family can enjoy the experience, whether you have a scout in your family or not. Walk-up purchases only are the means of attending this November 1st through 30th event if you plan on taking advantage of discounted tickets.
December and January: Sea of Lights
December 6th through January 5th is the time of the Sea of Lights at the Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium. Thousands of lights illuminate the aquarium as the holiday season arrives with a “Ho, ho, H2O!”
Taking in the beauty of the marine life will have a bright holiday sheen when you attend the Sea of Lights. There will be Santa meet and greets Saturdays and Sundays in the aquarium, too, making it a very family-friendly destination.
Where to Stay
The Westin Kansas City is close to Sea Life Aquarium. It offers a friendly guest experience for the whole family. The Hyatt Place Kansas City/Lenexa is another great choice and is located not far from the aquarium and other attractions like Overland Park.
Other Things to Do
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There is much going on here in the winter in addition to the events at Sea Life Aquarium.
Overland Park has an abundance of family-friendly things to do for you and your family. The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens hosts a Luminary Walk with thousands of lights and candles illuminating the way. Other things to do in Overland Park include museums, arcades, and flying at iFly Kansas City and the Discovery Room at the Museum at Prairiefire.
For holiday lovers, you’ll want to check out the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. It plays host to the Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane, a spectacular show of movies and synchronized lights.
Especially in winter, Kansas City rocks for family-friendly activities in addition to the Sea Life Aquarium happenings in the Holiday season of November, December, and early January.