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icon10 hours  (Approx.)

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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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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.
Admission Ticket Included
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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
  • 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 policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
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
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Q:
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.

See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

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  • "In comparison to other larger aquariums not much to see but still a worth while stop" See review
  • "Don't get me wrong the aquarium was over all awesome." See review

Reviews

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star-2
Not worth it..
Steve
, May 2021
Nice try but after going to places like San Diego Zoo and Monterey Bay Aquarium, this place just pales in comparison. Just not worth the $20+ admission fee. We completed the entire Reef in 15 mins. Lil kids seemed to luv it but just not worthy of an adults' time or $
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star-5
Fantastic! Highly recommend!
Brandi_B
, May 2021
The aquarium was wonderful! So many cool sea animals and the setting was fun, fish over and around us.
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star-5
Shark Reef
Keith_M
, May 2021
One word: AMAZING!!! I’m from Chicago and the city has the Shedd Aquarium which is huge. If you have ever seen that, Shark Reef is the same but on a lower scale. Still breathtaking!!
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star-3
Cool for the kids, call to see if all attractions are open first though.
Amy_S
, May 2021
Sea life was cool to see. It was short and no touch pool like advertised, so that was very disappointing. Also, picked tickets for a 3pm entry and when tickets were sent, they stated a 12:00 entry, which screwed up our other plans.
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star-3
Not worth the price
Hmurder
, Apr 2021
It was ok a quick 15 minute excursion probably won’t do it again. Definitely feel like it is not worth the price I’ve been to better for cheaper.
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star-5
Great experience with the...
wrose0722
, Mar 2021
Great experience with the sharks kids had a wonderful time and worth everything from groupon. Bbbbbbbb
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star-5
Wonderful
Nastassia_F
, Feb 2021
Very entertaining omg I had a blast it was short but worth it. I love 💕 the Scenery it was beautiful specially when I see the alligator and the shark 🦈 I love it thank you.
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star-5
Great experience
Terrill_H
, Jan 2021
The great atmosphere it was everything I thought it was and more. Definitely would recommend it to anyone who's visiting Vegas and need something to do .
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star-3
Memorable experience for the kids
Jennifer_W
, Jan 2021
Cool sharks. Nice experience for the kids. Wasn’t too scary for them. I just wish there would have been more tanks and fish to look at. Walk through was short which was disappointing
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star-2
Disappointed
Crystal_H
, Jan 2021
That the turtles were NOT in the tank. I understand that it was feeding time . However, they ought to warn guests of such procedures. The only reason I chose this activity is for my daughter . She is fascinated with turtles and it was her birthday.
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Product code: 5156SHARK

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