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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

From US$20.00
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  • Admission to Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Admire more than 2,000 aquatic animals and reptiles
  • Witness more than 100 sharks of 15 different species
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
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General Admission to Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
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Overview
Come face-to-face with some of the world's most fascinating creatures at the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, North America's only predator-based aquarium and exhibit. This Las Vegas aquarium is home to 2,000 animals, including saw fish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish, rare golden crocodiles and — sharks. Get close to more than 100 sharks, including 30 in the 1.3-million-gallon main tank, one of the largest in the US. Explore two underwater tunnels and experience Sea Monsters Revealed, the world's largest exhibit of uniquely preserved sea creatures.
What to Expect
Visit the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip anytime during its normal operating hours to see 14 different exhibits devoted to dangerous aquatic predators. 

There are more than 100 sharks at Mandalay Bay — and 30 of them appear in the aquarium’s largest exhibit, the 1.3-million-gallon Shipwreck. Visitors can experience several species of sharks (Galapagos sharks, grey reef sharks and zebra sharks), plus endangered sea turtles, stingrays, sawfish and many other fish through a mesmerizing acrylic tunnel. 

Other exhibits include the popular Touchpool, featuring stingrays and horseshoe crabs in a 2,500-gallon, interactive saltwater exhibit. Also, look for the rare golden crocodile, Komodo dragon, cichlids (one of the largest families of fishes), Burmese pythons (one of the five largest species of snakes in the world), Amazon predators (home to the giant arapaima, arrowana, pacu and freshwater stingrays), plus a Caribbean reef teeming with parrotfish, pufferfish and other beautiful tropical fish.

There are also venomous fishes, moon jellies, piranhas, a giant Pacific octopus and much more.
Reviews (96)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2018
I just could not love it

I wanted to love this exhibut again, but I could not. It feels different this time. I don't know what changed, but it's not the experiential, all encompassing dive into a reef, and it was. The lighting has changed a bit, and there seem to...More

4  Thank NLiedel
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
Unimpressed

Really not worth the entrance fee and disappointed as we expected so much more. Seen better elsewhere.

2  Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Super fun

This is a fun thing to see while in Vegas, it was smaller than I expected but was still super fun and cool to see all the creatures. I love that you can spend as much time in there as you want.

Thank hanahgreene
Reviewed 2 August 2018
Felt like a kid again

Enjoyed getting out of the heat and relaxing and walking among the ocean life!!! Seeing the sharks swim above you and below was very enjoyable!! The jelly fish tank was beautiful. Actually learned from the signage. Would recommend this for any age group.Would recommend purchasing...More

3  Thank dianasI7069PD
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Fish lover

I own a salt water tank and the way they had it set up was cool. It was like looking out of a sunken ship with sharks swim all around you. Not too keen walking on glass floors with them under neath you, still enjoyed...More

5  Thank davidM6299TH
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