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

Contact

Information 702.632.4555

Mission Statement

Shark Reef adheres to high standards of animal care, while providing an entertaining and educational experience, as well as contributing to education and research initiatives.

Conservation

Shark Reef Aquarium is committed natural resource conservation and has implemented many initiatives to reduce our impact including; converting exhibit lighting to LED, installing variable frequency drive motors on our pumps, recycling exhibit water, sorting trash to divert for recycling and buying sustainable seafood.

Education

Shark Reef offers a comprehensive educational program for organized school groups of all ages, offering daily one-hour tours, as well as classroom sessions. 

*Reservations are closed for 2016-2017.

About Polar Journey

Polar Journey

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 in the Shipwreck

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. 

Shark Reef Admission

Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey Package

Adult: $25.00
Seniors (65+): $23.00
Children (ages 4 - 12): $19.00
Children (3 & under): Free

Nevada Resident Admission

Adults: $22.00
Children (ages 4-12): $17.00
Children (ages 3 & under): Free

Present your Nevada issued ID at time of purchase at the Box Office

Best Value Package

Available at the Shark Reef Box Office.

Includes: one admission to Shark Reef and one admission to Polar Journey, once 6x9 photo and a souvenir gift.

Adult: $37.00
Child (ages 4 – 12): $32.00

Best Value for Nevada Resident

Adult: $34.00
Child (ages 4 – 12): $30.00

Annual Pass

Adults: $50.00
Children (4-12): $30.00
Children (3 & under): Free

 

Annual Pass Benefits

Unlimited entry to Shark Reef Aquarium & Polar Journey

10% off Shark Reef Gift Shop Merchandise

10% off Birthday Party Rentals

10% off Cashman Photo Enterprises

Access to the Dive with Sharks Guest Dive Program

Dive with Sharks Program

This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you'd ever find in the wild. There are over 30 sharks; including Sandtiger, Sandbar and White Tip Reef Sharks. 

Experience Overview:

  • Guided Tour of the Aquarium
  • Exhibit & Equipment Orientation with Dive Guide
  • Dive Experience with Dive Guide
  • Showers and Dressing
  • Total Experience Time: 3 to 4 hour

Includes:

  • Dive Experience
  • Video of Dive
  • Up to 4 admissions for diver's guests to Shark Reef Aquarium (Tour & Exhibit only) to view dive

Pricing

1 Diver: $650
2 Divers: $1,000 (must be booked together)

All divers must be dive certified and 18 years or older. This program is available to Mandalay Bay guests, M life Gold and above, and annual pass guests who are open water certified divers.

Cancellations:
A cancellation or date change must be requested more than 72 hours in advance. All confirmed dives will be subject to a cancellation or change fee of $75 per diver. Late cancellations (less than 72 hours) and no shows will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Dive with Sharks FAQ

Dive with Sharks Request

Animal Encounters

Stingray Feed

Reach into our touch pool and feed our fabulous stingrays and ancient horseshoe crabs a smorgasbord of shrimp, krill, and fish. You'll enter Shark Reef Aquarium at 9:15 AM and enjoy the aquarium all by yourself with a private VIP tour before heading off to begin breakfast with the rays.

The hosted one hour program includes:

  • Special early entry into the aquarium before opening to the public
  • Guided tour through the exhibits with one of Shark Reef's resident experts
  • Exclusive opportunity to feed stingrays and horseshoe crabs with a Shark Reef Aquarist
  • Photos of the experience
  • Admission to Shark Reef Aquarium

4 maximum guests (ages 5 and over)

Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult (ages 18+).

Offered 9:15 AM daily.  Reservations required.

Pricing

Adult: $50 per person
Children: $40 per person

Annual Pass Holders:
Adult: $45 per person
Children (ages 5-12): $25 per person

Book Stingray Feed

Shark Feed

Have you ever wondered how sharks eat? Are they ferocious eaters? Watch and decide for yourself during this interactive shark feed. Stand alongside Aquarists as they teach you about how the food is prepared, what kinds of food we use, how we feed them, and other myths and truths about shark behavior. Then grab a feeding tong and try your hand at serving lunch to our resident zebra sharks.

The hosted one hour program includes:

  • Admission to Shark Reef Aquarium
  • Participation in an intimate, interactive zebra shark feeding session (based on animal behavior) alongside Shark Reef Aquarists
  • Watch a feeding session of our large sharks and rays alongside Shark Reef Aquarists
  • Learn about shark conditioning
  • Photos of the experience

Want to learn more about the animals at Shark Reef? Add on a Guided Tour before your exclusive experience:

  • Guided tour through the exhibits with one of Shark Reef's resident experts
  • Exclusive tour through Shark Reef's Behind the Scenes areas

4 maximum guests (ages 13 and over)

Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult (ages 18+).

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:15 PM Times are subject to change.

PRICING

Adult: $80 per person

Annual Pass Holders:
Adult: $70 per person

GUIDED TOUR

$25 per group

Book Shark Feed

Sea Turtle Feed

Our new sea turtle interactive feeding program offers you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the gentle giants of Neptune's Fury. This exclusive, personal interaction allows you to feed our 300 pound sea turtles and go above our 1.3 million gallon shipwreck to experience meal time at Shark Reef. You will also get to meet some of the other toothy residents of this exhibit.

The hosted 45 minute program includes:

  • Admission to Shark Reef Aquarium
  • Participation in an intimate, interactive sea turtle feeding session alongside Shark Reef Aquarists
  • Photos of the experience

Want to learn more about all of the animals at Shark Reef? Add on a Guided Tour before your exclusive experience:

  • Guided tour through the exhibits with one of Shark Reef's resident experts
  • Exclusive tour through Shark Reef's Behind the Scenes areas

4 maximum guests (ages 13 and over)

Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult (ages 18+).

Sunday - Friday at 12:45 PM Days and times are subject to change.

Pricing

Adult: $80 per person

Annual Pass Holders:
Adult: $70 per person

Guided Tour

$25 per group

Book Sea Turtle Feed

Accreditation

 

Shark Reef Aquarium is the first and only facility in Nevada accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The AZA is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science and recreation. The AZA accreditation ensures that you are supporting an institution dedicated to providing excellent care for animals.

Notices

Tour includes work areas where floors may be wet; wear shoes with nonskid soles—no flip-flops, dress shoes, or heels. For the safety of the animals, you will be asked to remove sunglasses, bracelets and other jewelry. Food, beverages, and video are not permitted. To access feed areas, participants must be able to navigate through foot baths and up to 5 stairs.

 

All tours leave on time, late arrivals will be joined with the group, no refunds or discounts for missing all or part of the tour. All tours are subject to change due to animal procedures or unforeseen circumstances. Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for a refund. No refunds for no shows or less then 48 hours notice. Management reserves all rights.

Behind The Scenes: Shark Reef
Underwater Proposal

How deep is your love? Make one of your most memorable days even more special with a private tour and a surprise proposal presented by one of our divers.

The hosted one hour program includes:

  • Guided tour through the exhibits with one of Shark Reef's resident experts
  • A diver will present a custom marriage proposal to your significant other
  • Photographer to capture this unique moment

2 guests minimum

Available daily. Dives are scheduled in the morning and afternoons.  Exhibits will vary.

Pricing:

$100 for two guests, additional guests at general admission rates.

To book this special moment, please call 702.632.4555, select option 6.

3 for $57 Package

MGM Resorts in Las Vegas have a number of interesting things to do. The Shark Reef Aquarium is just one of our many attractions that can be customized for your vacation experience. Visitors can select any three of the following attractions at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas for only $57! Click the links below to learn more about each attraction:

 

Purchase attraction tickets online or visit an MGM Resorts Box Office* or Concierge location. You may also call 866.606.7111 to purchase tickets for all attractions.

*Excludes Circus Circus Box Office
Management reserves all rights.

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Venue Details
Property Map

Location

Mandalay Bay

Walking Directions

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.

Phone Number

Information 702.632.4555

Age Requirements

*Guests may enter at any time during our hours of operation. All Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Website

http://www.sharkreef.com

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