Wondering where to take your kids in Las Vegas during the day? Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat—a mini zoo of dolphins and exotic big cats right on the Strip—may be just the ticket. Located at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, where famed Vegas magicians Siegfried and Roy ran their famous animal show from 1989 to 2003, the attraction allows visitors to wander through tropically landscaped grounds to water areas, home to a small pod of bottle-nose dolphins, and the Secret Garden, which houses leopards, panthers, white lions, and rare white tigers—both solid white tigers and white tigers with black stripes.
While there are no formal or scheduled shows here, trainers do interact with both animals and visitors. In addition to the underwater viewing areas, stadium seating at the dolphin habitat offers a different vantage point from which to see the dolphins.
Although not offered on Viator, for an additional fee, it's possible to take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about animal care and maintenance, encourage dolphins to paint a canvas that you can take home, or learn how to swim with or train dolphins (from $159). These add-on experiences run at scheduled times throughout the day; advance reservations are recommended.
The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is located in the Mirage Hotel and Casino, across from the Venetian and between Treasure Island and Caesar's Palace. The area is open daily from 10am to 5pm with final entry at 4pm (most visitors can experience the park in under two hours). Tickets cost $22 for adults and $17 for children ages 4 to 12; it’s free for children under 4. The park has two small gift shops fronting the dolphin and young white lion enclosures. as well as a snack bar.