A deep blue world of exotic aquatic creatures, fantastic underwater realms and fearsome undersea predators is waiting to be explored at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.
This is not your typical aquarium. Shark Reef Aquarium is an immersive interactive experience that submerges visitors in an undersea ocean of incredible sights, sounds and up-close encounters. Journey through the ruins of an ancient sunken temple and see over 2,000 dangerous and unusual animals including rare sharks, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, deadly piranha and a Komodo dragon. The climactic final exhibit is the harrowing shark encounter, a 1.3 million gallon shipwreck where visitors travel through an acrylic tunnel and get an almost 360-degree view of the deadly razor-tooth predators swimming all around them.
The Animal Encounters program lets you become a marine biologist for a day and feed our stingrays, sharks or turtles. Shark Reef Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Polar Journey, is an interactive adventure that takes you to the mysterious frozen depths, allowing a rare glimpse into the Earth’s polar regions and the animals that call them home. The Touch Pool lets you touch an ever-changing collection of animals including sharks, rays or horseshoe crabs.