Aquariums in Las Vegas

Aquariums are super fun to explore no matter your age, and the Las Vegas strip brings the ocean and regional water habitats to the Nevada desert for visitors from all over the world to enjoy.

There are seven amazing aquariums in Vegas to choose from if you’re looking to experience what the world is like under the water.

What are the best aquariums in Las Vegas?

Best aquariums in Las Vegas - Shark Reef
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Vegas

Shark Reef Aquarium – Mandalay Bay

The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is one of the best aquariums on the Las Vegas Strip.

Home to more than 2,000 animals, including endangered sea turtles, sharks, and more, visitors can participate in several different interactive add-on exhibits, such as feeding the stingrays or sharks. Visitors also like walking through the giant tunnel where you’ll feel like swimming right along with the sea life.

They also have seasonal events like Hallow-Reef, which is one of many Halloween events in Las Vegas.

This attraction is ticketed but is one of the only large aquariums on the strip.

Silverton Casino Hotel Aquarium

The best thing about the Silverton Aquarium is that it’s one of the best FREE aquariums in Las Vegas. You don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy the 117,000-gallon tropical aquarium either, where mermaids love to entertain visitors!

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Guests can also stop by Bass Pro Shops to visit the 18,000-gallon tank that is modeled after the rock formations at Red Rock Canyon.

Top aquarium in Vegas - The shark tank at Golden nugget
The Tank is right next to the pool area at the Golden Nugget

The Tank at Golden Nugget

Not only is The Tank at Golden Nugget a 200,000-gallon shark tank, but it’s also surrounded by a swimming complex spanning three separate floors!

You can enjoy the water simultaneously with the fish in this swim-up aquarium. One Of the most prestigious pools in Las Vegas, The Tank is award-winning, stunning, and an experience you don’t want to skip.

The Tank is for the entire family, but there’s a secluded, adults-only paradise for guests 21+ only you can ask about.

a great aquarium at the Mirage in Vegas

Mirage Aquarium

The Mirage is home to one of the smaller aquariums on the strip but is worth a stop to see.

The 20,000-gallon Mirage saltwater tank is free to view and stands directly behind the front lobby desk of the hotel. There are more than 85 species of coral reef fish displayed in the aquarium; however, all of the coral is artificial.

Atlantis Aquarium Caesars Palace

The Forum Shops is one of the best places for shopping high fashion and great deals on the Las Vegas Strip.

Prominently featured just adjacent to the Atlantis Show, the 50,000-gallon Atlantis Aquarium is free for all visitors to pass by and check out.

Chart House

After enjoying a day swimming at The Tank, have dinner at Chart House, where the aquarium at Golden Nugget extends into a beautiful 75,000-gallon dining room centerpiece.

The seafood restaurant also serves amazing steaks, prime rib, and customized menus that change with the seasons.

Seaquest

Seaquest is much more than an aquarium!

This Las Vegas Attraction is so big you’ll have to venture off the strip to get there. More than 20,000 square feet of land and water adventures with animals from five continents and lots of interactive opportunities for guests.

More than 2 million people visit Seaquest annually to check out the exhibits featuring animals and habitats from Iceland, China, the Amazon River, and more. You can even pay to snorkel with reef sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of tropical fish.

There are many aquariums to see in Las Vegas, and it’s possible to see them all in one trip! Make a weekend out of finding the aquariums and seeing which under-water species you can spot for family fun on the Las Vegas Strip.


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