Shark Reef Aquarium

Las Vegas, NV

Where are we going?

Shark Reef Aquarium
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas
NV 89119

702 632 4555

What is there to do?

The only Nevada Wildlife Organization to be accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Shark Reef Aquarium is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea world of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters!

Featuring more than 2,000 dangerous and unusual aquatic animals, Shark Reef Aquarium takes visitors on a journey through an ancient temple reclaimed by the sea. 

Fourteen exhibits allow visitors to view up-close 100 aquatic species, including 15 types of sharks and a Giant Pacific Octopus. The 90,560-square-foot aquarium also is home to a Golden Crocodile, stingrays, jellyfish, sea turtles, piranhas and a rare Komodo Dragon with approximately 60 dagger-like teeth and deadly saliva. 

The newest members of the Shark Reef family are a male and female Bowmouth Guitarfish, or more commonly known as Shark Rays. 

The Shark Ray, not actually a shark but rather a member of the ray family, is referred to as a Shark Ray because its front half is wide and flat like a stingray while the back half is long and slender with tall fins like a shark. 

There are less than 12 Shark Rays on display in US aquariums, so this is pretty cool to see! Shark Reef Aquarium also offers the experience of a lifetime for those who love marine life and diving!

The Dive with Sharks program provides thrill-seekers a rush of adrenaline diving side-by-side with guides and more than 30 sharks in a 1 million-gallon exhibit.

Do you have what it takes to visit some of the most mis-understood creatures on the planet? Great, because they are in Las Vegas and ready to say meet!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $25

Children: $19 (Ages 4-12)

Discount: Nevada resident discount available.

Free Under: 3 years.


Need a little extra help?

The facility is fully accessible and there are no restrictions to those with limited mobility. They have disabled stalls in all of our public restrooms here in the Aquarium.


When can we go?

Aquarium Hours: 10am - 8pm Sun - Thurs / 10am - 10pm Fri & Sat. (Last admission 1 hr prior to close)

This attraction is open year round.


Any top tips?

Check out the Dive With Sharks experience. This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of sharks than you would find in the wild! Open to Mandalay Bay guests who are certified divers. Limited reservations.

I’m Hungry!

No food or drinks are permitted inside the Shark Reef. There are PLENTY of places in Vegas to grab food before or after your viist! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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