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Shark Reef

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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
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Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
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3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
The Strip
+1 702-632-7777
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the activities that can't be missed in Vegas. This was one of my choices for the 3 for $57 package. When you enter the aquarium, the forest like ambience sets the right feeling. There are a variety of aquatic beings here....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank eudaimonictraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Aquarium is located inside the Mandalay Bay and is good for 30 minutes for most people. I think that this experience is more for kids than adults and is pretty small compared to most of the aquariums I have been to. You do see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bandit153
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are several of these exhibits around the county/world and this is the only one in Las Vegas that I am aware of. Located in the Mandaley Bay Resort complex, at the far southern end of their property. While is is clean and modern, I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mrurabe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shark reef is a bit small for the money. The polar experience is for little kids. There is a beautiful sea turtle in the aquarium that is the star of the show. The sharks are small to mid size. We went on a Monday. Wasn’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 133janies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good aquarium, but I wouldn't tell anyone they're missing out. It's not a large aquarium so don't plan on spending a lot of time there. It's more for families with kids. It was worth going to, but I wouldn't go again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your time reading all the signs throughout the exhibit, it's very informational. But the exhibit is definitely for younger kids. The wonder of the ocean is amazing! The jellyfish tank is just breathtaking to watch. The sand tiger ship wreck experience is amazing to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank besamehermosa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small shark reef aquarium. I dint think it is worth the money you pay to go in. I'm sure the children would love it, but as an adult I would not spend the $25 to go in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Global565259
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with this small but very nice aquarium. Very visible exhibits. We waited a long time to get into the Polar Journey and it was a waste. The supposedly fun motion ride was a joke. They posted all kinds of warnings about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kathy203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ultimately, this was a nice aquarium, but pricey given its size. Our daughter is very into sharks, but after 45-minutes we had seen all that there was to see. The touch pool, jelly fish, and octopus tanks were well done. But the flagship attraction, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank princessebird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice place. $25 to get in. It was short, but cute. I enjoyed the shark reef and walking in the "tunnel", seeing the sharks swim above you. It's quite humid in this aquarium, be warned.

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from simiseeu | Reviewed this property |
If all you intend to see is the Shark Reef, then as the others have stated, you can buy your tix directly at the locale. If you want to see other attractions, for instance the three pack where you get entrance to any three... More
Eric S
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Rosario V | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure on a package for 7 at a discount but there is a promotion where you are able to go to 3 attractions for the price of 2 you can buy that at the shark reef and there is a list available on what attractions are... More
July 16, 2016|
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Response from MikeBLisle_Illinois | Reviewed this property |
Actually my friend and I just went through the exhibit leisurely on our oen. It is a fun time and I think your kids would love it. There were a lot of kids there, oohing and ahhing
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Chicago, Illinois
typhoon lagoon age restriction? (9 Replies)
Hi, going in April with 5 yo granddaughter, her first trip! I know if she could swim across shark reef in Typhoon Lagoon it would be one of the highlights of her trip. The official WDW website says any height, but six years old. Has anyone experienced any exceptions to this rule? I am asking not because I dont think rules apply to us, :) but because at our local indoor aquatic center they have 2 large slides with have a height requirement of 48 inches, which she is under by 6 Inches. I asked...More
January 20, 2013|
Response frompartypa|
Sorry, no exceptions :( She will have tons of fun though, even without the reef swim It will give you reason to go on her 2nd trip, perhaps for her 6th Birthday :-)
Chandler, Arizona
What's the one inexpensive MUST DO (or see) in Vegas? (24 Replies)
I travel to Vegas a couple of times a year (always stay at NYNY) but don't venture out much (no car this trip). I've seen things like the lions, Hoover Dam, Shark Reef, Titanic, etc...so I'm looking for some new ideas from the experts. We will be there this weekend (Sun - Tues) and I am interested in what YOU think is a must do or see. No hip and tendy bar scene, please...we are oldish (as My 10 year old calls me!) Many thanks!! I appreciate all the wonderful insight on this board!
June 29, 2009|
Response fromBeth G|
Voodoo Lounge before the club scene begins, great view.
Long Island, New York
MyVegas rewards- question about when to purchase (3 Replies)
I have used my rewards towards the Shark Reef and the Secret Garden attractions. Because the rewards are for discounted tickets, I still need to pick dates and purchase the discounted tickets. I’d like to wait until I’m in Vegas to decide what days I want to go, since the tickets do not have any assigned time-slot. If I complete the purchase once I’m in town, can I use a receipt on my phone to pick up the tickets or do they need to be printed out ahead of time? Thanks!
August 13, 2018|
Response fromAllymozza|
Claim your rewards before you go. You then just take the code and id to the relevant M life desk to have them give you the voucher. Don’t wait until you get to Vegas, loads and loads of the rewards are not available once you’re there and turning off location services no longer works as I discovered in March. Hope this makes sense.