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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
Casino at Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Aquarium
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.
Highlights
  • 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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Felt like a kid again

Enjoyed getting out of the heat and relaxing and walking among the ocean life!!! Seeing the sharks swim above you and below was very enjoyable!! The jelly fish tank was beautiful. Actually learned from the signage. Would recommend this for any age group.Would recommend purchasing...More

Thank dianasI7069PD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fish lover

I own a salt water tank and the way they had it set up was cool. It was like looking out of a sunken ship with sharks swim all around you. Not too keen walking on glass floors with them under neath you, still enjoyed...More

1  Thank davidM6299TH
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Nothing special

Having seen many large Aquatic centres around the world this was a major disappointment. Can be completed in less than 20 minutes and not worth the walk / tram ride from the MGM

2  Thank SuperLizardLover
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Unimpressed

I'll start by admitting that the lady taking the pictures at the beginning probably ruined the entire experience for us, but we also have an excellent aquarium a couple hours from home that is much better than this one. The photo lady literally yelled at...More

7  Thank brittanymarie44
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Things to do in Vegas with Kids

This was another place that we looked into with our children, since we were staying overnight, we wanted to be able to do things with our children other than the shops or look at the different hotels. So we went to the aquarium and even...More

5  Thank Ryan O
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