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Shark Reef Aquarium

Shark Reef Aquarium

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    Ronald👽 S.
    "best part about the aquarium is the shark tank"(4 Tips)
    Lisa P.
    "Small aquarium but worth while."(4 Tips)
    Daisy T.
    "The shipwreck area was amazing."(2 Tips)
    Gina B.
    "Kids love it... Especially the sting ray petting area!"(2 Tips)
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  • fish
  • shipwreck area
  • ray petting
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  • Io A.heart icon on user image
    Io As SoonJuly 22, 2018
    The visit is short but aquarium is fully furnished with a lot of animals included shark, turtle, lion fish, crocodile, etc. Buy your pass in a bundle to make save
  • 🚡 Chris M.heart icon on user image
    🚡 Chris MarraNovember 16, 2014
    Much larger aquarium tanks than most places - worth a visit. You'll be in and out within an hour or so depending on crowds, and the rahs and sharks are amazing.
  • MoonShadow070 ..heart icon on user image
    MoonShadow070 .May 29, 2018
    Its a bit smaller then what i expected but i loved every second of it they have a beautiful shark tank and you can notice all the marine life are all healthy and happy.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneNovember 29, 2019
    Komodo dragon & others. Small but entry for Shark care. Arrive early to minimize wait time for tickets and then entry. $25
  • Amy C.
    Amy ClarkeJanuary 16, 2023
    One of the best aquariums I’ve been to! Small and expensive, but very nice. You can experience the whole thing in under an hour. $15 parking
  • Alyssa C.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa CatozziFebruary 27, 2014
    AMAZING. So many beautiful creatures to see & even some you can touch! Guides are educated in answering questions about the habitat life. Really enjoy coming here every time.
  • JK G.heart icon on user image
    JK GrenceAugust 19, 2011
    It's on the Strip, but it's easily overlooked due to its location in the back of Mandalay Bay. Great spot to relax and unwind. The jellyfish tank and the Shipwreck exhibit are especially mesmerizing.
  • Sav P.heart icon on user image
    Sav PNovember 4, 2023
    Kirsten and Emma were really amazing and friendly. Super knowledgeable and nice! Definitely a reason to visit, besides all of the cool animals.
  • Corey W.heart icon on user image
    Corey Watts-JonesMay 11, 2018
    A good little diversion at the Mandalay. It only needs about half an hour of your time.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    The reef is one of the most best made exhibits ever seen. There are over 2,000 different kinds of fish and reptiles here, check them out!
    Otel.comSeptember 19, 2013
    If you are interested in the marine life, these big and small fish and other reptiles are waiting for you. There are more than 1 million gallons of water and thousands of fish species here.
    Otel.comJanuary 3, 2012
    This Mandalay Bay attraction is where you'll find sharks, rays, reptiles, and marine invertebrates—there are more than 2,000 of them. Open 10-8pm Sun-Thurs, 10-10pm, Friday to Saturday.
  • Khrystal K. D.heart icon on user image
    Khrystal K. DavisMarch 13, 2016
    I took my toddler, and she had a great time looking in the aquariums. It's not a huge aquarium, but it's still pretty impressive.
    VEGAS.comNovember 9, 2012
    The Shark Reef features more than 1,200 species of marine life including sharks, exotic fresh and saltwater fish, a 300-pound sea turtle and much more.
  • Kellyheart icon on user image
    KellyDecember 28, 2013
    Been coming here since it opened! Great to see how the sharks have grown! Ask a lot of questions, the guides here know so much great info.
  • Brett R.heart icon on user image
    Brett R.June 1, 2018
    Fun, with small to medium sharks (not too big for the tanks). Unspectacular but worth seeing once every few years.
  • Adam H.heart icon on user image
    Adam HatchApril 16, 2017
    The big shark tank that looks like a shipwreck is great. Fun for the kids.
  • Erin S.
    Erin SnyderNovember 24, 2012
    Kind of a long walk (were at the MGM) but well worth it! There is a free train from Excalibur to Mandalay, take it if u wanna save yourself blisters!
  • Jeff W.heart icon on user image
    Jeff WilsonFebruary 3, 2015
    I was skeptical to come to this place. My 2 year old daughter loved it so I loved it. Great job Mandalay.
  • Gina B.
    Gina B.November 11, 2013
    Kids love it... Especially the sting ray petting area! Don't rush through the exhibit
  • Ronald👽 S.heart icon on user image
    Ronald👽 S.May 4, 2017
    The best part about the aquarium is the shark tank that leads to a 'shipwreck'
  • Julia S.heart icon on user image
    Julia SeamanFebruary 7, 2016
    It's small (45 minutes to walk through) and can be mobbed with running children. We went as it opened which so mostly empty and no lines
  • Tinu A.
    Tinu Abayomi-PaulJanuary 28, 2012
    Make sure your phone and camera are charged, and that you have a flash even if you come during the day. The best shots start at the tunnels so pace yourself.
  • Brian I.heart icon on user image
    Brian IbarraApril 27, 2015
    Not very large but very informative and so much cool stuff inside! For the kids it's perfect and they support wildlife finds also
  • Jason K.
    Jason KellerJuly 16, 2014
    Its neat to see but get your tickets at a discounted rate like we did. It did not look worth the $19 adult price. Neat but for a family too much.
  • Daisy T.
    Daisy ToledoJuly 7, 2013
    Simply beautiful. I'm very happy we got to experience it. The shipwreck area was amazing.
  • Phillip C.heart icon on user image
    Phillip CalderaJune 1, 2021
    Great experience! Definitely worth it!
  • Sheila A.
    Sheila AbbottOctober 24, 2013
    So much water! (Don't worry, there's a unisex bathroom near the exit!)
  • Jennifer
    JenniferApril 4, 2012
    Go there mad early to get tickets or elsewhere because the wait in line makes you want to cry. Line can end past the wedding photo place :'(
  • Stephen T.heart icon on user image
    Stephen ThomasJanuary 8, 2013
    Buy the season pass. That way if the exhibit is crowded you can just cruise on through and come back a little later
  • KristiaMarie P.heart icon on user image
    Not bad for an aquarium in the middle of the desert! It's really humid inside, so style your hair accordingly.
  • Ken G.heart icon on user image
    Ken GrossNovember 4, 2015
    Great location and also a neat place to have a private party
  • Marie M.
    Marie MyersSeptember 29, 2011
    Well worth the experience. You can pet sting rays if you wish. And be ready for that infamous green screen, don't wear green.
  • Las Vegas M.
    Las Vegas MannequinsSeptember 4, 2011
    Sharks can go thru thousands of teeth in their lifetime. Some sharks have over 3,000 teeth in their mouths and may lose over 50,000 teeth during their lifetime.
  • Darrell R.heart icon on user image
    Darrell ReinholdJune 23, 2016
    A must see! Fairly inexpensive for an activity in Vegas.
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanMarch 2, 2012
    The Shark Reef Set Up Is All Ancient Ruins & Sunken Ship Habit For The Marine Life!! I LOVE IT!!!! =D
  • Grace R.
    Grace RothMay 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you get an annual pass, you can bypass the long line and go straight to the VIP line everytime you go. I love it!!
  • Marc B.
    Marc BourelMay 13, 2013
    A bit short but amazing Fishes sharks , well built, worth the visit !
  • Shariheart icon on user image
    ShariAugust 8, 2014
  • Mira L.heart icon on user image
    Mira LeonOctober 11, 2013
    Locals get a discount but city employees get $15 off !! $5 entrance
  • Brian S.
    Brian ScottSeptember 10, 2013
    Super small aquarium. Only $18 to get in, but you'll be through it in like 30 mins. Cool setup, just not a lot to it
  • Las Vegas M.
    Las Vegas MannequinsSeptember 4, 2011
    Did you know that the main shark tank of the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef holds approximately 1.3 million gallons of water.
  • Tinu A.
    Tinu Abayomi-PaulJanuary 28, 2012
    Get your tickets in advance at a place where they actually give you a ticket so you can avoid the line.
  • Las Vegas M.
    Las Vegas MannequinsSeptember 4, 2011
    The heaviest animal in the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef is the Green Sea Turtle, which weighs between 300 and 315 pounds.
  • Bryant B.heart icon on user image
    Bryant BalatbatFebruary 24, 2015
    The ship wreck room is a nice touch.
  • Sarahheart icon on user image
    SarahApril 12, 2017
    Lots of cool tanks and there is also a touch pool
  • Robin S.
    Robin ShawAugust 21, 2013
    Don't pay for this, use your comps, it's over priced & packed with tourists who make this 20 min walk through aquarium take an hour. The shark portion is awesome, ill give you that but no worth $
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    CANDY @digital_sweetJanuary 1, 2014
    If you have your OWD license you can swim in the biggest tank with sharks.
  • Renee M.
    Renee ManningApril 30, 2013
    Check out the ray petting tank. One of them is a great friendly show off. We made eye contact for minutes!
  • Orlando S.
    Orlando SalvatoreAugust 16, 2011
    Pretty cool exhibit. Make sure you spend some time checking out the piranhas and of course the sharks!!!
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