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
Shark Reef At Mandalay Bay - Review
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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Shark Reef At Mandalay Bay Information
- The Aquarium may close early for Private Events.
Shark Reef At Mandalay Bay Ticket Prices
- 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.
Shark Reef At Mandalay Bay Hours
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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Shark Reef At Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Reviews
This was not a very long attraction, but it was a good one. We were able to see a komodo dragon which was really cool! They also have an area where you can spend as much time as you like petting the sting rays. The sharks tank was very neat. And we also saw an octopus. They have quite a few different things to offer that we had not seen before. My daughter also loved the interactive portion that was included at the end of our tour. It was very cute.
This was a really fun "quick fix" for a day where you want to experience something that's exciting but not going to take your entire day up. Realistically, it's about 30-60 minutes of viewing exhibits (depending on if you have kids), but they are all very well taken care of and informational. The Komodo looked a little overweight, but every other animal seemed to be in great condition and their enclosures were all fairly sized; not "zoo worthy", but definitely good. It's not crazy expensive either, which is a plus considering it's on the strip. Overall, good time seeing beautiful animals.
Lots of great animals and exhibits in here, but overall, a very short experience and debatably not worth the base $25 entry fee. The most anyone would spend in here is upwards of an hour. Granted, there are some unique things that can't be done in other aquariums including the tide pool exhibits which allow you to touch rays and horseshoe crabs. The highlight is definitely the sunken ship shark exhibit which surrounds you in glass and allows you to view the many different sharks they have. The presentation of the aquarium was pretty cool with the 'lost city' and 'sunken ship' themes going on. I was disappointed that it was advertised you would be able to touch and feed turtles, but no where inside did I find any evidence of that. If you're looking to kill an hour and enjoy viewing some marine and reptile wildlife, go for it. Though, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this as a must-do thing in Vegas and I certainly don't need to pay to return. 4 stars for presentation and variety. Could be a 5 star if prices were lowered.
This is a pretty neat place. Maybe slightly over priced but what can you expect for Las Vegas. Go later at night it's usually not as busy and fewer kids. You can go at your own pace and there is no rush. At the end in the last room you will have to be okay with being close to lots of others if you want a good look. As I suggested if you go later this will not be as bad. It's a smaller aquarium but still impressive and worth it.
I was really shock that the exhibit was so very short, especially for the price. awesome fish. Loved the stingrays. The staff was very knowledgeable. I recommend talking time in each section of the tour to get your money's worth.