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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.
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  • 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

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
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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
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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
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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.

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A Fun Day at the Shark reef
, Jun 2021
Loved all the sea animals. My favorite was the jellyfish. Next was the octopus and sharks. The fish were beautiful. Bought some awesome t shirts in the gift shop. Also loved the the 6 minute virtual show of humpback whaled
Great on a hot summer day!
, Jun 2021
It’s more of a younger kid activity but my friend and I enjoyed a nice stroll through the exhibits. I loved the jellyfish tank and friend liked the fish that reminded her of scuba diving in Belize. We’re in our 50’s.
, Jun 2021
This was pretty cool and had a great time. Would recommend for anyone of any age to go. All different types of animals.
Nice but not long enough
, Jun 2021
We really enjoyed the shark reef. The only reason it did not get 5 stars is because it was too short. We took our time to see all the exhibits and were done in 40 minutes. That said what was there was very interesting and well done and I would recommend it.
Ahh! SHARK!!
, Jun 2021
This was great. Staff was very informative, and friendly. Lots of great photo ops. It’s great time for family or couples.
Great adventure
, Jun 2021
It was great. We loved it. It was a great time with the family. Nice view . We will recommend this trip
Not to happy
, Jun 2021
Was way to crowded. My mom is in a wheelchair and had a hard time with all the people seeing any of them exhibits. Thought only way to buy ticket was online when got there people where buying tickets at door. Just overall unhappy.
Shark Reef
, Jun 2021
The most memorable parts is the exhibit itself, The touch tank was really cool. I wish the aquarium glass was cleaner, nonetheless it was a nice experience.
, Jun 2021
Unpleasant, it was a very far walk for people with health issues,when asked for a wheelchair back to the entrance it was never received. Aquarium wasn't as I expected. Disappointed.
, Jun 2021
Seeing the sharks! And the staff was very kind and helpful! Thanks for making our experience great!!

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