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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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3.4/5 based on 2,000+ 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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  • Hidden within the recesses of the Mandalay Bay is an amazing small aquarium - Shark Reef. While there are not as many displays of aquatic life as in other aquariums, what you do see if an experience. ...  read more »
  • Wonderful activity located in the Mandalay bay. The price is justified compared to many species.
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  • I go to the shark reef every time I am in Vegas. I love this place especially the petting pool and the jellyfish exhibit. I could spend hours watching the jellyfish exhibit alone. 
  • 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.
  • Great! A bit over priced, but the displays were nice. I took loads of photos. The Komodo Dragon was interesting, but seemed isolated and bored. The fish and other exhibits were otherwise pretty standard fare for big city aquariums, but we enjoyed our time there.
  • It's small, but you're in a hotel, to be fair. The "shipwreck" exhibit with sharks is very cool, the other exhibits and tanks leave a bit to be desired. A huge alligator is stuffed into a tank the same length as he is, and the touch tank gives me the sads after seeing "Finding Dory." 🙈 If you're a shark fanatic, it's worth the $20 to see them, but don't expect much more.
  • We live here locals but always have a blast always fun seeing all the wildlife and of course touching the Stingrays and the horseshoe crabs is always a lot of fun. Make sure you check out the jellyfish that tank is awesome
  • Bit pricey, but good for a half hour walk around. Fantastic view through mighty glass walls of sharks and other large fish. Also some snakes and titles too.
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