See, feed, and touch all sorts of exotic marine creatures at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. More than 2,000 animals inhabit the various displays, including green sea turtles, giant rays, a golden crocodile, piranhas, and various species of sharks. Check out the main tank--its volume of 4.9 million liters (1.3 million gallons) makes it one of the largest in North America. It contains a shipwreck among the reefs. Walk through the tank's underwater tunnel before taking part in animal encounters, such as feeding sea turtles. Guests of the hotel who are certified divers can even dive with the 30 or so sharks in the main tank. Put Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Las Vegas day trip tool.
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Do not waste your money going to this aquarium. It cost $29/person and it only took us 10 mins to walk through the entire place. Very boring. We were underwhelmed. Definitely tourist trap.
Do not waste your money going to this aquarium. It cost $29/person and it only took us 10 mins to walk through the entire place. Very boring. We were underwhelmed. Definitely tourist trap. more »
It was not packed at all, I visited in a Saturday morning. The decoration was pretty nice but was expecting more variety of animals.
It was not packed at all, I visited in a Saturday morning. The decoration was pretty nice but was expecting more variety of animals. more »
Love coming here on any day but mostly Fridays the owner and all the workers are great. We only get our water from here as we never have any problems. The coral is nice but I mostly live the fish and.... more
Love coming here on any day but mostly Fridays the owner and all the workers are great. We only get our water from here as we never have any problems. The coral is nice but I mostly live the fish and.... more »
An amazing aquarium. Featuring an awesome range of land based, freshwater and saltwater species the aquarium is set in an ancient ruins theme with a tropical environment feel. Lots of interpretive signs to explain the facts and background on each of the exhibits. There are staff positioned throughout the aquarium to mind certain exhibits such as the piranha and such for obvious reasons. They are happy to answer any questions and help you understand the exhibit subject. It’s not a huge aquarium but you can easily spend an hour taking it all in. Definitely worth the entry fee. Do mind they don’t allow outside food or beverages so plan accordingly and eat at the outside food court beforehand or after the tour. Handicap accessible throughout. They offer Nevada and military/veteran discounts.
The Shark Reef Aquarium is a must for all that wonder in the marvels on the ocean. We enjoyed the walk around the different tanks and also were able to touch some of the rays in the open tank. What I found most enjoyable was the viewing area was made out as if it was a sunken ship with holes covered with glass so you can see the sharks(hammerheads and various other types), turtles and fish. The tank with the Jellyfish was so cool. Definitely worth the visit, we would have gone back if we had the time.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and also knowledgeable when asked questions! The fish,reptiles, sharks were great to look at! We were surprised they 3 very large sea turtles in the shark tank-so that was awesome! For as short as it was- it was one of the better aquariums we’ve been to. A very nice break from the hustle and bustle of Vegas/strip- get to go at your pace. Very fair ticket price- especially don’t forget to go to the VR experience once outside the aquarium and get to “dive with sharks”!! Also the gift shop had really cool items as well!!! We definitely took home a memento to keep forever!
This was an awesome experience for the whole family! From ages 38 down to 3. Everyone enjoyed it. Petting sting rays, watching sharks, standing on the glass floor watching the fish swim under you. It was awesome! We'd all definitely go again, and we live 23 hours away!
My son and I went here in early May because he loves aquariums We had Go City Passes that included general admission for this attraction. Access to a day pass for Mandala Bay pool NO LONGER comes with this ticket purchase. We enjoyed everything from the sharks to the Komodo dragon. It takes between 1-2 hours looking at and reading about the exhibits. It does end into the gift shop and they did have some cute items on there with strip prices. A food court is nearby but I would highly recommend the border grill for lunch. I would recommend the aquarium but once you’ve seen it you probably won’t have to go back.
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