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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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What You Can Expect

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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.

Customer Reviews

Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

My husband and I often check out aquariums in our travels. This was better than others in this country that we've seen. It wasn't huge, but what it had to show, it certainly did and in a great way! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great variety of aquatic animals to see, fun for the whole family

Christina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

When we went to the Shark Reef, there were not a lot of people. I hear it can get crowded. It was awesome because some trainers were answering questions about the caged creatures. The hands on sting ray/ horseshoe crab area was a HUGE hit! You can touch these things and learn a lot about them from the trained staff member that is there to answer any questions you may have. The shark display is neat, as you surround them and they surround you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Simply amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was a really informative experience; i got to learn about the different fish, and the piranhas where really neat to see up close and personal!! Loved the crocodile as well!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I had a great time! The different exhibits where really nice, petting the sting rays was the highlight of my day, I have never pet one before!! Had a great time!

Shelly T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I loved seeing sharks in their environment. Using Viator I did not have to wait in a long line to get in which saved a lot of time seeing we were doing so much on this trip. I would definitely use Viator again to book other shows I want to see.

Juliet S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A well laid out aquarium with many different types of fish etc. I loved the jellyfish with the special lighting effects and being able to touch the Rays was nice. Of course the highlight was walking through the tunnel under the Sharks. A great experience

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Cool place to visit. I purchased the tickets on Viator saved a dollar a ticket but didn't have to wait on a line with 50 people in front of me. Very different attractions guitar fish etc worth the money and time good for families.

Dina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

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