Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

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#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Las Vegas
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Shark Reef Aquarium is awesome for kids! I recently had my family in town and my little brothers did some research on some things to do in Las Vegas and happened to add this place to the list of stuff...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We heard all the great reviews on Shark Reef and decided to make it a must see during our visit to Las Vegas. We were greatly disappointed. The simulated sunken ship was way over rated and exaggerated...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    For people like the fish is here all right, but if you know the aquariums in the United States this is not a highlight and we had expected more, but worth a visit.
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  • July 8, 2017
    We were looking for something to do in the morning and the aquarium worked out perfectly. It took about an hour to go through which is a little short but all the exhibits were excellent. It was close to a food court so we were able to easily get lunch and head out in time for naps. It's a little pricey but I thought it was worth it.
  • July 4, 2017
    It was not very big to me. So I felt the price was reasonable. The display of the animals were pretty cool. They also had to water tunnels to walk through. There was another side you could see the Polar...but we didn't get the chance to explore that. I believe that was also include in the 25.00 for adults there is a senior in child discount. I am neither so I don't have the prices
  • June 21, 2017
    I was really looking forward to visiting this on our trip to Las Vegas. I was slightly disappointed at the size of the aquarium. The giant starfish were cool and it was the first time I saw an octopus of that size. That was the highlight for me. Walking under the tunnel of sharks was neat but I expected more. I thought there would be more sharks. It was a nice break from being out in the heat. Like most places in Vegas you pose for pictures with different backdrops. If you like that sorta of thing they make for fun souviners.
  • June 15, 2017
    My family and I had a great time here. It was beautiful and I loved the shark reef and water tunnels. Petting the sting rays was also fun! I may come back here.
  • April 22, 2017
    I give it five stars for the aquarium itself. The fish were plentiful and fun to watch. For a hotel shark reef they had a lot to offer and it was hands on. The staff however was not worth more than 3 stars. The ticket people were really kind but the actual staff in the display areas were useless. One girl that was watching over the piranha display was out right rude when guest asked if she was there to keep people's fingers from getting bitten. She just said rudely, "that and other reasons". The man at the stingray petting area just rolled his eyes when people asked questions and barked orders. No one was interested in helping encourage or answer questions about the animals.

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