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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.
  • 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
  • See rare and endangered animals including golden crocodiles, green sea turtles and black piranhas
  • Experience a diver's view by walking through two underwater tunnels
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Departure Point

3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

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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.
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Shark Reef Aquarium
Enter the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip anytime during its open hours to witness an incredible array of aquatic and reptilian life. Shark Reef contains more than 2,000 animals in 14 exhibits, which offer Vegas visitors the chance to escape the desert heat and immerse themselves in a marine oasis. Observe more than 100 sharks from 15 different species, including Galapagos sharks, grey reef sharks and zebra sharks. See more than 30 sharks swimming in the 1.3 million-gallon (4.9 million-liter) main tank, one of the biggest in the US. Plus, observe a multitude of other sea life including angelfish, parrotfish, pufferfish, green sawfish, piranhas, arowanas, Moray eels and jellyfish. Check out the touch pool to feel horseshoe crabs and a variety of rays, and walk through two underwater tunnels for a more intimate view of the sharks and other marine life. Shark Reef is also home to reptiles such as green sea turtles, golden crocodiles, Burmese pythons and a Komodo dragon. Learn about all the fascinating species through educational displays as you explore Shark Reef at your own pace.
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Casino at Mandalay Bay
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants aged 0-4 are free of charge and do not require a ticket
  • You may enter the attraction up to 59 minutes after the selected time on your ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If booked same day, tickets cannot be picked up less than 2 hours after placing order
  • OPERATED BY MGM Resorts International

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the maximum group size during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Beautiful place to see se and know better about the sea world, the tour is just 1 hour but it worth it, kids are to mostly exiting!" See review
  • "Unpleasant, it was a very far walk for people with health issues,when asked for a wheelchair back to the entrance it was never received." See review
  • "Don't get me wrong the aquarium was over all awesome." See review

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star-5
Great Time
Elizabeth_A
, Jul 2021
My kids and my grandmother had an amazing day yesterday, even my dad and myself enjoyed it...the highlight of the trip was the glass corridors that we had to walk through
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star-5
The Sharks!
Dr_Vickie_Cooper
, Jul 2021
This was a good outing for us; however, I found it more suitable for grade school children. It would make an excellent fiend trip for elementary campuses. I took lots of pic and video clips to upload to social media. I enjoyed the Border Grille Restaurant while in Mandalay Bay Resort.
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Disappointed.
ADG
, Jul 2021
We were disappointed. Super crowded, hot and short. Long walk from parking garage to shark reef. Xxxxxxx
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star-5
A nice little venue
Robin_B
, Jul 2021
The walk through tunnel tanks. All the variety of sea life. The workers were very knowledgeable and friendly.
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star-5
Amazing!
Mary_J
, Jul 2021
Loved this experience….very amazing to see with the whole family—-great picture opportunities as well with the family!
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star-5
Fantastic attraction .
Faisa_K
, Jul 2021
I loved watching the different types of sharks. And how the shark reef let the different fishes swim around us. It was amazing to watch!!!!
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star-5
Good 1 hour or less entertainment
Corrie_S
, Jul 2021
Was fun. Recommend for a quick getaway from the normal Vegas stuff. The end tank is awesome! Staff was friendly and informative.
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star-5
Beautiful Aquarium
Mandyrae330
, Jul 2021
Great variety and beautiful species of marine life! It was a great walk-through, our favorites are the touch pool and the aquarium tunnels!
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star-3
To short
Brittney_J
, Jul 2021
It wasn’t as I expected it to be I was kind of disappointed how short it was and wasn’t very much to do but just look at the fish
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star-5
Gorgeous and cooler
HeatherWatson
, Jul 2021
Great exhibition. Lots to see, nice to get out of the Las Vegas heat. Big tank at the end was my favorite
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