Shark Reef

Behind the scenes at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium with our Vegas Insiders

Behind the scenes at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium with our Vegas Insiders

There’s a reason the whole country is obsessed with Shark Week, shark attacks, Jaws and everything else shark-related. It’s because they’re superawesomelymegabadassterrific, duh. So much so that the Mandalay Bay named their Shark Reef Aquarium after them (ok so technically this is speculation, but it totally seems legit). Shark Reef has…

20 Things to do in Vegas for under 20 bucks

With a flood of flashy Vegas pics on newsfeeds everywhere, lots of people think you have to be a high roller to get the full experience. But there’s plenty of stuff to do in Vegas that doesn’t require an Amex Black Card. Here’s how to ball on a budget with…

Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef celebrates the big 1-5

Dear Swarovski, please send over a swanky crystal vase (that’s pronounced vaaaahz for all you non-sophisticates out there) because we’re celebrating Shark Reef Aquarium’s 15th anniversary. And in true Vegas fashion, the appropriate thing to do is throw an all-day bash. On Saturday, June 20 the Shark Reef in Mandalay Bay is honoring…

Family fun on the Las Vegas Strip

School’s out for summer and you know what that means: Your kids are going to expect a vacation. We might be a playground for adults, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appeal to the underagers. Yeah, their eyes are probably going to pop out of their heads a couple times…

‘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…

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…

Vegas gone wild

The wildest part of Las Vegas isn’t exactly its crazy nightlife scene. If you really want to get wild in Las Vegas, come and hang out with the city’s real party animals. You’ll be surprised that you can see sharks, flamingos, dolphins and wildcats all on the Las Vegas Strip. Since the hotels…