Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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780 reviews   (4.11)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Marvel at the incredible Shark Reef Aquarium in the heart of the desert at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Explore the 14 exhibits containing exotic and endangered fish, reptiles and — of course — sharks. Enjoy up-close views of more than 100 sharks, including 30 in the 1.3 million-gallon (4.9 million-liter) main tank, one of the largest in the US. By walking through two underwater tunnels, get an even better sense of what it's like to be under the sea.

What's Included

Admission Ticket

Box Office fee

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Parking/Valet fees

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • If booked same day, tickets cannot be picked up less than 2 hours after placing order
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • VR films for ages 5 and older, younger children can enter the exhibit but must be accompanied by an adult. During VR experience children under 5 will need to rotate with a guardian or parent.
  • You may enter the attraction up to 59 minutes after the selected time on your ticket
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants aged 0-4 are free of charge and do not require a ticket
  • Neither vaccine or negative test is required for admission
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Casino at Mandalay Bay
Make your way to Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino to visit Shark Reef, an underwater odyssey in the heart of the desert.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Shark Reef Aquarium
Enter the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino to witness an incredible array of aquatic and reptilian life. Shark Reef contains more than 2,000 animals in 14 exhibits, which offer visitors the chance to escape the desert heat and immerse themselves in a marine oasis.

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 pufferfish, green sawfish, piranhas, 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.

Also included is the Undersea Explorer VR Experience, After an immersive pre-show area, take your seat in the 36-seat motion-platform theater, don your headset and be transported to the ocean depths. You'll soon be swimming with a humpback whale, diving next to a 15-foot tiger shark and more!

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


jonald_h, 12-01-2023
Number 1ti my bucket list. So far so great we back soon. We glad to see you again. God speed and take good care.
Dione_S, 11-01-2023
Getting to experience the aquarium with my boyfriend that hasn’t been here in 25 years. He had a blast
Super Fun with Kids
honorthefeminine, 07-01-2023
This was a super fun place to take our kids in Vegas. Don’t miss the VR experience after the aquarium. I recommend going to early in the day, especially if you have little kids with you. So many sharks! This was my 9 year old’s favorite stop of our 2 week vacation.
Nice place for family vacations
Angel L, 06-01-2023
Nice option when you travel to Las Vegas with kids. The place is cute, and interesting. Very well maintained. Organized service. We recommend it
silvinoc413, 01-01-2023
My first time see in up so close had lots of fun. I would recommend this to any one to have a good experience

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