Shark Reef Mandalay Bay
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3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Sun.- Thurs. 10am- 8pm, Fri.- Sat. 10am- 10pm
Tickets Required, Free for Children Age 4 and Under
Shark Reef Mandalay Bay Quick Facts
- The concept for the aquarium first came up in discussion in the mid-1990s. A the time, it was considered a far cry from Vegas attractions, and was to be used for education and conservation.
- The Shark Reef first opened on June 20, 2000 in the Mandalay Bay Resort.
- Construction and development for the Shark Reef Aquarium cost nearly $60 million.
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I think it's fantastic that with all the glitz and glamour of Vegas, Mandalay Bay saw the bigger picture and equipped their hotel with a killer aquarium. A nice and refreshing change of pace when visiting Vegas."
Tour Prices Starting at
$18.00 for adults & $12.00 for children
Features:Mandalay Bay Resort's Shark Reef is the only predator based aquarium in North America, featuring sharks, sawfish, giant rays, sea turtles, piranhas and rare golden crocodiles. The Shark Reef is home to more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater.
Why We Go: Of course the Shark Reef isn't your typical aquarium, it is in Vegas after all. And while the aquarium is a bit smaller than some, we go for the big impact attractions.
- Shark Diving: Mandalay Bay guests with dive certification can SCUBA into the Shipwreck Exhibit, a 1.3 million gallon, 22-foot-deep tank filled with 30 types of sharks, rays, sawfish and sea turtles.
- The Touch Pool: As one of the most popular attractions in the aquarium, the Touch Pool provides visitors the chance to get personal with a rotating cast of sharks, rays and even horseshoe crabs.
Inside Knowledge: The Shark Reef Aquarium was the first animal care facility in Nevada to earn the Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation. Since earning this distinction in March 2003, it has remained the only such accredited animal care facility.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Take Your Time: The aquarium is rich in wonder, but a little small in size. Don't get carried away or you'll be out the exit before you know it. Explore the aquarium with leisure.
- Don't Get Excited About the Reptiles: This has often been considered the saddest part of the aquarium. The reptiles aren't as exotic as the sea life, and they don't look quite as healthy either.
- All educational tours require reservations.
- No food or drinks are allowed in the aquarium, including water bottles.