View, Dive, Feed & Experience
Shark Reef aquarium is the home of over 2,000 animals including the saw fish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile. This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you'd ever find in the wild. Become an Aquarist for a day and feed our stingrays, shark or turtle in our Animal Encounters program. Shark Reef Aquarium is introducing their newest exhibit – the world premiere of Polar Journey, An Interactive Adventure. Open for a limited time, this interactive experience gives guests a glimpse into the Earth’s polar regions and the animals that call them home.
Date & Times
Shark Reef: Sun - Thu 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Last Admission: 7:00 PM
Shark Reef: Fri - Sat 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Last Admission: 9:00 PM
Polar Journey: Sun - Thu 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Last Admission: 7:30 PM
Polar Journey: Fri - Sat 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM, Last Admission: 9:30 PM
Venture to great depths of the unknown at the world’s first Polar Journey exhibit, now open adjacent to Shark Reef Aquarium. This new exhibit is the world premiere of Polar Journey, An Interactive Adventure. Developed by Attraktion! this interactive experience gives guests a glimpse into the Earth’s polar regions and the animals that call them home. Guests will be immersed through eight interactive scenes that include films, touch walls, teaching robot penguins, simulated ice flow and a 270 degree CGI film with motion simulator.
Santa Claus & Santa Jaws
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay invites your family to see Santa Claus and friend Santa Jaws before swimming to the North Pole! Come have your family get a free photo with Santa and Santa Jaws with paid child admission. Santa in the Shipwreck is available from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve.
Scuba Diving Santa
Scuba diving Santa will also make an appearance every afternoon at 4:00 PM.
From Front Desk
Walk past guest elevators to the casino floor and follow the pathway along the left hand side. Go straight until you reach the cobblestone flooring and walk towards Mandalay Bay Convention area. Walk past Border Grill and the wedding chapel, Shark Reef Aquarium is located on your left.
From Parking Garage
Enter the doorways from the garage area and follow the cobblestone walkway towards Mandalay Bay Convention area. Walk past Border Grill and the wedding chapel, Shark Reef Aquarium is located on your left.
*Guests may enter at any time during our hours of operation. All Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.