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A big hit with adults and kids alike, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is the only animal care facility in the State of Nevada to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Families... Read More
A big hit with adults and kids alike, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is the only animal care facility in the State of Nevada to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Families will not only see 15 different species of sharks at the predator-filled aquarium, but also stingrays, rare golden crocodiles, piranha, jellyfish, Komodo dragons and endangered sea turtles--more than 2,000 animals in all. Fourteen exhibits are devoted to the aquatic animals, with the largest exhibit being the 1.3-million-gallon shipwreck where visitors experience an almost 360-degree view teeming with sharks and fish as they walk through an acrylic tunnel. For those who want to get closer to some of the aquarium's inhabitants, interactive programs are available where guests can feed several of the aquarium's inhabitants for an additional fee.
- Sun-Thu: 10am-8pm
- Fri-Sat: 10am-10pm
- Adult $18; Senior (60+) $16; Child (5-12) $12; Child (0-4) Free
- Things to Do with Kids: "The Shark Reef's specialized animal encounters include a stingray feed, the sea turtle feed and the shark feed. Each encounter includes a guided tour through the exhibits with one of the in-house experts."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The shipwreck-themed Shark Reef gives the whole family a up-close encounter with sharks and other sea animals.