Shark Reef At Mandalay BayCurrently Closed
- Address: Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7026324555
- Ticket Price: 20 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids
Usually we’d mention the hotel and the attractions within it… but this aquarium is so cool that everything else is automatically incidental. Fun facts: it’s one of the largest aquariums in North America, something made even more impressive by the fact that though you may have forgotten it, Vegas is in the middle of a desert. The main tank is called the Shipwreck, and it houses endangered species such as Green Sea Turtles, Sand Tiger Sharks, and Green Sawfish.
In the jungle section you’ll find Golden Crocodiles or a Komodo Dragon; a Burmese Python and two Green Tree Monitors. There’s even a touch pool where you can usually pet a horseshoe crabs, rays, and occasionally, baby zebra sharks. Yes, they’re cute. If you have a diving certificate, you’ll be allowed into the Shipwreck Exhibit itself.
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- The Aquarium may close early for Private Events.
- Adult $ 20.00
- Seniors (65+) $18.00
- Children (Age 4-12) $14.00
- Children (3 & under) Free
- Peak Period Pricing May Apply. Please see Shark Reef Aquarium Box Office for details.
- General Admission Tickets can be purchased either on-line or at the Shark Reef Aquarium Box Office.
Nevada Resident Discount:
- Adult $17.00
- Children (Age 4-12) $12.00
- Children (3 & under) Free
- Present your Nevada issued ID at time of purchase at the Box Office
- For other thicket prices and packages, please check the official website.
Box Office Hours:
- 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Sunday - Thursday
- 09:30 am - 09:00 pm Friday & Saturday
- 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Sunday - Thursday
- 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday
- Last admission one hour prior to close.
- Last admission at 09:00pm
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Very pleasant to walk through. Nice big and clean tanks with very healthy fish moving around. The staff take great care to talk about all of the important facts about the animals, the conservation work they do and the water conservation the aquarium participates in with the used water. We were fortunate enough to be there when they fed the jelly fish. They turned on a blue light and the whole tank inhabitants began to undulate up and down in a filter feeding dance. It was breathtaking to watch on such a large 360 tank. The main shark area is also beautiful. It has a very large observation area where you walk around but can see sharks overhead and underfoot. There are two tunnels where you can experience the sharks moving about. Large sharks too! some looked about 7-8 feet which is pretty big for a stand alone aquarium. We were impressed with the expanse of swim space in the entire exhibit. 5 Stars for value and quality.
This was so fun! It takes about 2 hours to go through the entire exhibit (depending on how long you dawdle) and it has some very interesting tanks... from piranhas to a petting pool, to of course the super-cool sharks. I loved going through here and would probably go through again in a heartbeat. Really fun way to spend a few hours!
This is a very nice aquarium. They have a large variety of fish/shark etc.. to see. There is piranha, crocodiles, jelly fish and of course shark. They have a tide pool where you can touch urchins, sand sharks etc. It's definitely worth seeing in Vegas because you don't get an offer to see so many sharks. Luckily, we came here on the weekday so it's less crowded. We were fascinated to see many different types of sea creatures and were to able to touch the stingrays. You can easily spent hours hanging out if you want. Fun experience and worth checking out.
This was a nice little aquarium with many different kinds of marine life. The shark tank was pretty cool. It was pretty big and had a lot of different sharks in it. The place seemed clean and well taken care of. The tunnels were also pretty cool where the water was all around you and the sea animals would go right over your head. If you have a few spare minutes while on the strip I would recommend taking a walk through this place.
It was something family friendly to do in Las Vegas, which was nice. The aquarium was good, but not worth $25 per person. I felt it was overpriced for the short experience that you get. They talked it up a lot, making it sound like it would be about as amazing as the aquarium in Portland, OR, and although the price was about the same, it was not as amazing. Like many other reviews, I felt it was short and just good. The kids enjoyed it, and I would have probably given it more stars if the price was better. We spent about $100 for our family of 5 (we had one little one that was free I think) but I feel like it should have been $50 at most. The polar exhibit part was not that great and the “ride” was anticlimactic. I knew it wouldn’t be like Disneyland (nothing is), but I also didn’t expect it to be what it was. You basically stand in a square box with a railing, and it moves with the video you are watching to make it feel like you’re actually in the ocean. But the video is all very basic cgi, so it doesn't feel “real” at all. I suppose if you’ve never been to an aquarium before and you’ve never been to Disneyland and you don’t have anything to compare this experience against, then you’ll probably like it just fine. Again, my big complaint was the cost. Other aquariums I’ve been to have been about the same price and I got way more of an experience than this, making every penny worth it.