Shark Reef Mandalay Bay Aquarium
The Mandalay Bay Shark Reef is not something that is for the faint of heart. Get ready to see an ocean wonderland that includes some ferocious sharks mixed in with 1,200 species ranging from tropical and fresh water fish to rays and reptiles. When it comes to sharks the Shark Reef promises 15 different species of sharks. You will have a chance to see blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sandbars, sand tigers, bonnetheads, white spotted bamboos, port jacksons, zebras, and lemon sharks.
The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. The reef reaches a depth of 22 feet and is surrounded in 2 million gallons of water. The Shark Reef is set up to appear as if it's an Ancient temple that is sinking into the ocean. As you travel through the exhibit, you have a chance at seeing things that you will not be able to see anywhere else. For instance, near the beginning of the Shark Reef is a group of nearly extinct golden crocodiles. Despite there only being about a dozen in existence, the Shark Reef is home to five of these crocodiles.
- 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 (map)
Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Last admission to the exhibit is sold one hour prior to closing
Admission fee for adults is $15.95, for children 12 years old and younger $10.95
Children 4years old and below younger admitted free