Mandalay Bay Shark Reef

‘Do’ Feed the Animals at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

This is Las Vegas, not the Discovery Channel. We’re home to Shark Reef, not Shark Week. But participating in the Animal Encounters program at Shark Reef Aquarium really isn’t that different from watching Rob Lowe riding on the back of two sharks. Fine. I made that up. It’s actually nothing like…

Join the feeding frenzy at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

Shark Week  doesn’t start until August 10, but you can get into the spirit now with the new Animal Encounter program at Shark Reef Aquarium. Three different feeding experiences give you a chance to get up close and personal with the attraction’s aquatic residents including zebra sharks, stingrays and everyone’s…

Tie the knot in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and a lot of lovestruck couples are headed to Las Vegas — the marriage capital of the world. We have hotel chapels, non-hotel chapels,  romantic weddings, outdoor weddings and even themed weddings. In Vegas there really is a wedding for everyone. The possibilities are…

Dare to be scared at Haunted Reef in Las Vegas

Slithering snakes. Perilous piranhas. Daunting dragons. And that’s just the regular exhibit! Dare to be scared when Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay dresses up for Halloween as the Haunted Reef Friday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 27. An overall eerie ambiance, including bone-chilling sounds and scary displays, will invade the…

Top 10 water attractions in Las Vegas

Summer in Vegas isn’t just hot, it’s “I feel like I’ve been marinated, charbroiled and left to shrivel up into an atrophied shell of a human … but I’m also doing shots of tequila off this sweaty stranger’s chest so I’d sort of like to see this through” hot. If…

Have playtime with zebra shark pups at Mandalay Bay

How many of your friends can tell you they pet a shark or two this summer? In Vegas, you have the chance to do just that. At the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef, you’ll get to pet three juvenile sharks (also known as “pups”) swimming within the aquarium’s touch pool. This is the same tank in which their…

Behind the Scenes: Take a bite out of Shark Reef

I never imagined that I would be around a tank full of sharks and make it out alive. Recently, I got the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the 1.3-million-gallon Mandalay Bay Shark Reef. Housing more than 1,200 species of marine life including sharks, 300-pound sea turtles and exotic fish,…

Taking it to the extreme

Jumping off buildings. Coming face-to-face with sharks. Racing at high speeds through desert terrain. Who said adventure in Vegas had to strictly be about all-night partying? (Although you may be tempted to have a drink or two before facing some of the extreme adventures Vegas offers.) On your next trip,…