Shark Reef Aquarium

Las Vegas, NV

Zoos & Wildlife
5 (1 reviews)

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Address: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA How do we get there? Number: 702 632 4555
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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!

Activity location


Shark Reef Aquarium is located near the South Convention Center of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, near Russell Road and Las Vegas Blvd. South

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How much does it cost?






$19 (Ages 4-12)



Nevada resident discount available.


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3 years.


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Shark Reef Aquarium FAQ’s

Several initiatives are taken by Shark Reef to encourage the message of conservation and preservation. Recycling facility water and implementing imitation coral into exhibits to preserve natural resources are just two of ways Shark Reef sets the example.

There are three changing tables: one in both the men’s and women’s restrooms outside the touch pool, and one in the unisex restroom by the classroom.

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!

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.

The store has shirts, hats, stuffed animals, books, ice cream, shark teeth, paper weights, books, necklaces, key chains, toys, etc. so take that pocket money!

Shark Reef offers a comprehensive educational program for organized school groups of all ages. Two sessions are conducted daily Monday thru Friday. The program includes a 1-hour guided tour of the aquarium as well as a 1-hour classroom session conducted by our Education team.

There are three changing tables: one in both the men’s and women’s restrooms outside the touch pool, and one in the unisex restroom by the classroom.

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.

You can host your birthday party at the aquarium! Parties are 2.5 hours long and offer 1 hr in the aquarium and 1.5 hours of party fun!

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