What sets the Mirage apart from the other hotels in Vegas are its animal habitats. It’s a great break from the hustle and bustle of the strip, and a great way for the children to experience some of our most beautiful creatures.
The habitats were built not only for the enjoyment of all who visit, but as an educational program so the nature, habits and plight of these stunning endangered animals can be understood - an invaluable learning experience for children.
Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden is home to a number of species within the cat family. You can get up close to the White Lions of Timbavati, the beautiful Royal White Tigers of Nevada, Golden Tigers and both Black and Spotted Leopards. Children can even meet Mohan and Majestic - the newest and utterly gorgeous recruits to the habitat - part of Siegfried and Roy’s breeding programs.
The Dolphin Habitat is home to a family of sweet bottlenose dolphins. Families can enjoy watching these graceful animals play in the water, but more importantly they are part of the educational programs prepared with the Clark Country School District. This ensures all students - from elementary to university - can study and learn about these marine mammals.
The habitats also offer other unique experiences such as a 1 hour yoga sessions in front of the underwater dolphin viewing area, painting with the dolphins where you and your new friend will create a masterpiece, or for those over 13 years you could even become a trainer for the day. This hands-on experience includes playing with and training the dolphins right in the water!
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In addition to the fun and unique extras you can participate in, such as painting with the dolphins and training them, you can also book a Guided VIP tour. This will give your family a special exclusive insight into the animal care program within the hotel.
If all the excitement of the animals worked up an appetite for you, then head to the Dolphin Snack Bar which is located just inside the Habitat. Hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be waiting to fill you up before you get back out to the animals.
The Mirage is located at 3400 Las Vegas Blvd, and the attraction is just inside. There is direct access to the I-15 or you can navigate to the intersection of Spring Mountain Rd and Flamingo Road.
The Habitats primary focus with both the Dolphins and Wild Cats are educational. These interactive programs are specially designed to be age and grade appropriate, and can be all found online. They comprise of educational tours of the Habitats, downloads of specific activities and self-guided educational programs. Have a look at their website for more information.
If you are talking about the white lions then your neighbours might not be too happy! But if you are after cute stuffed animals, post cards, t-shirts, mugs or other fun souvenirs that you can show your friends then the gift shop has everything you could want.
There are no restrictions at all when it comes to disability access. Everything is wheelchair accessible and the restrooms accommodate disabled toilets also.
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The baby changing areas can be found in all the restrooms.
This attraction is open year round.
10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.Last ammison one hour before closing. Check for seasonal adjustments.
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