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 and a Komodo dragon. 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


Information 702.632.4555

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

Group Admission

Group Ticket sales of 20 or more receive a discount on their admission price. Please contact the Group Sales office at 702-632-4555 option 4 for pricing and reservations.

If you are a group larger than 60 students, or if the date you have requested for an educational program is full, you may contact group sales at (702) 632-4555, option 4, to coordinate a date and time for your entire group to visit the aquarium.

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Animal Encounters

Get closer to the marine life with special events and unique experiences at Shark Reef Aquarium. Explore the traveling exhibits in our aquarium as well as some memorable things to do like feeding the sharks, sea turtles, and stingrays.

Discover 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.

Special Events

While Shark Reef is an incredible learning experience for classroom students, it can also be a unique and creative trip for other groups, such as birthday parties, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, even as a creative wedding reception location.

Teachers & Educators

Shark Reef Aquarium’s education programs are flexible, one hour or classroom sessions available for all public and private schools, grades pre-K through 12, community groups, recreation centers, scout groups, and colleges.

School Programs & Activities

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.

Mission Statement

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of animal care, to providing its visitors with an entertaining and educational experience and to the practice of meaningful research and conservation initiatives.


Shark Reef Aquarium is committed to 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.

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


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.