Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Situated just off the Strip, this aquarium is home to more than 2,000 animals, including 100 sharks, piranhas, rare golden crocodiles, and a 300-pound endangered sea turtle. As one of the largest aquariums in North America, Shark Reef contains almost 1.6 million gallons of water in its 14 exhibits, which include a jungle-themed area; a touch pool with sharks, rays, and horseshoe crabs; and a 1.3-million-gallon shipwreck zone. The aquarium also features two shark tunnels that afford a diver’s underwater view. Animal feedings take place periodically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Make sure to read the aquarium’s brochure as you browse the exhibits; it’s filled with unusual info such as which seafood is sourced inhumanely and should be avoided.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Kids' Programs
- Parking Available
- Self-Guided Tours