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Shark Reef Aquarium

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Mandalay Bay
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Experience the natural wonders of the ocean at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay! Not your typical aquarium, the Shark Reef Aquarium is a unique experience that takes its guests to an undersea ocean of some of the most fantastic underwater creatures in the world.

Come face-to-face with some of the Earth’s most fascinating creatures in North America’s only predator-based aquarium and exhibit. Marvel at the giant sawfish, gorgeous stingrays, endangered green sea turtles, piranhas, moon jellies and even the rare golden crocodile. In all there are over 2,000 animals, over 100 different species and 15 species of sharks in the 1.6 million gallons of seawater.

The Shark Reef Aquarium boasts fourteen breathtaking exhibits devoted to dangerous aquatic predators. The largest of these is the 1.3 million gallon shipwreck where visitors can experience in an almost 360-degree view, sharks and fish through an acrylic tunnel.

Aside from the thousands of sea creatures the aquarium holds, Shark Reef also offers educational programs that teach you about these incredible species. Children ages 4 and under can explore the Shark reef for free to learn about these great ocean animals. You can even engage in some interactive activities including scuba diving with those ferocious sharks!

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is dedicated to conservation efforts and is staffed with members ready to answer your questions about the animals and even provide educational seminars on the animals you see at the aquarium.

Why Go?

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More than 1,200 species of fish, sharks, stingrays, reptiles, and other sea life.

If you love seeing and learning about aquatic animals, Shark Reef Aquarium is an excellent stop on your Vegas vacation. Nowhere else can you get the chance to see the world’s most exotic underwater creatures than you can at Shark Reef Aquarium. You’ll even be able to interact with some of these creatures and learn more about how to keep our oceans and the creatures in them safe.

Additional Information


Hours of Operation:

Sunday - Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm; last admission at 7 pm
Friday - Saturday:10 am to 10 pm; last admission at 9 pm

Summer Hours of Operations (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Sunday - Saturday: 10am to 10pm; last admission at 9pm

Admission for Children under age 3 is FREE.

Ticket includes a self-guided audio tour.

Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Parking fees apply for guests parking at the hotel.

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3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119