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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

(3.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
More than 2,000 animals call Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay home, including a variety of predatory fish. Located at the Mandalay Bay Resort, the aquarium contains a wide range of residents within its 14 exhibits and enclosures, each featuring a different species or group of animals in their natural habitats. In addition to 15 species of sharks, the complex houses a number of land creatures, including pythons, golden crocodiles, and Komodo dragons. Don't miss the shark tunnel exhibit, where you can view sharks up close; the Plexiglas tunnel allows visitors to walk through the sea surrounded by 4.9 million l (1.3 million gal) of water. See Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and all Las Vegas has to offer by arranging your trip with our Las Vegas itinerary maker.
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  • We stopped here on a whim as we were walking by and thought why not. This is a good self guided tour great for kids and adults alike. Lots of sharks, fish and an octopus to see. Loved the tunnel that ...  more »
  • Really relaxing and well planned space. Work around and read the plaques explaining the whys and wherefores of the exhibits and how they live in their natural habitats. Great for adults and kids alike  more »
  • I will start by saying that we live nearby Chicago and have been to the Shedd aquarium many times. Therefore, it is hard not to compare the two. While Shark Reef has some interesting exhibits, it was ...  more »
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  • This was a truly stunning experince. I am not a zoo or aquarium person, but I was mesmerized by everything here. The hybrid crocodile you are greeted with when you first enter is amazing. The shark aquarium in the boat is stunning. My family and I spent close to 2 hours just looking, I highly reccommend this affordable attraction for a family in Vegas.
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  • Really fun place. Would recommend the value package. Get a photo & shark stuffed animal. If you are in a group get one or two of those and the rest normal. Good later or earlier in the day... Otherwise it will be busy.
  • Great exhibit to see with the little ones. Family friendly environment, lots of aquatic exhibits in addition to the shark tank. For an extra fee, you can also view the additional exhibit called Sea Monsters Revealed. This additional exhibit is similar to the Bodies exhibit which allows you to see marine life dissected and displayed to see the inside and outside of each exhibit. It is best to get the 3-exhibit deal from the ticket counter if you desire to see other exhibits.
  • This is one of the smaller aquariums I've been to, but was a decent time. It was about $20 dollars and took us about 30 minutes to go through the aquarium. It was pretty small, but when you factor in it is in a hotel/convention center it is pretty neat.