Mandalay Aquarium

Defiantly spend the extra money on an audio guide. Informative and interesting, this underwater treasure is located in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The Shark Reef Aquarium is home to over 2,000 animals living in over a million gallons of water. Who said there wasn’t any water out here in the Las Vegas desert!

Ticket are $16.95 for adults, children under 12 are $10.95 and children under 4 are free. They are open Sunday – Thursday 10am-89pm, Friday and Saturday they open at 10am until 10pm.


The aquarium also features a tunnel where one can get a “diver’s point of view”. This video is a little dark but you tell the animals are above us. I was happy to see two green sea turtles. We searched and searched the waters for about 15 minutes before I caught them. Its sad to note all sea turtles are endangered.