The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Hotel is made up of 14 breathtaking exhibits that are devoted to dangerous aquatic predators. More than 2,000 animals are displayed at Shark Reef Aquarium, featuring over 100 different species including 15 species of sharks.
Come face-to-face with some of the earth's most fascinating creatures in nearly 1.6 million gallons of seawater. The largest exhibit is the 1.3 million gallon shipwreck where visitors experience through an acrylic tunnel, an almost 360-degree view, teeming with sharks of all kinds, along with sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, and jellies.
The Touch Pool is also a popular attraction, where guests can touch an ever-changing collection of animals including sharks, rays or horseshoe crabs.
A must-see at the Shark Reef Aquarium is a rare Komodo Dragon, considered the most deadly of all lizards. With approximately 60 dagger-like, serrated teeth and virulent saliva, you will see why this reptile is a creature to be reckoned with. Also do not miss the rare golden crocodile exhibit and don't forget to visit OD, the 50-year-old, 320-pound rescued green sea turtle in the 1.3-million-gallon Shipwreck exhibit..
Did you know...
Sea turtles are one of Earth's most ancient creatures, dating back 110 million years to the time of the dinosaurs.
Shark Reef Aquarium General Admission
Shark Reef Aquarium Hours:
Now – May 21, 2020: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; last entry is one hour prior to close
Hours are subject to change without notice. For more information contact (702) 632-4555
Shark Reef Aquarium Admission:
Seniors 65 and older: $23;
Children 4 – 12 years: $19;
Children 3 and under: FREE
Annual passes are available for purchase; Adults: $50; Children 4 – 12 years: $30; Children 3 and under: Complimentary. Includes discounts and access to Dive With Shark program.
Nevada Residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price.
Polar Journey at Shark Reef Aquarium
Get a close-up glimpse into the Earth's polar regions and the animals that call them home at the Polar Journey interactive exhibit at Shark Reef Aquarium. Journey through eight interactive scenes that include films, touch walls, teaching robot penguins, simulated ice flow and a 270 degree CGI film with motion simulator.
Open daily through January 15, 2020
Hours: Now – Jan. 15: Sunday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; last entry is one hour prior to close
Admission: Included with the Shark Reef admission package.
Shark Reef Aquarium Schedule
Shark Reef Aquarium is located near the South Convention Center of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino near Russell Road and Las Vegas Blvd. South
Shark Reef Box Office (702) 632-4555
Box Office Hours:
Sunday - Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:30 am - 7:00 pm Sunday - Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday
Shark Reef Aquarium Guided Tour
Be prepared to discover Shark Reef Aquarium in a whole new way. Learn about the amazing predators on an exclusive one-hour guided tour. Bring your inquisitiveness and your questions and join one of the aquarium's educator's on a personalized, educational, and entertaining journey through the Shark Reef Aquarium.
Cost is $25.00 per group, plus admission to the Aquarium for each guest. Tours last approximately 1 hour and can accommodate groups up to 8 people.
Reservations is required. To make a reservation or for more information, please call (702) 632-4555, option 2.