Nevada Zoos and Aquariums
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV
The last thing you expect to find in the desert-surrounded city of Las Vegas is an ocean that’s home to more than 200 sharks and 2,000 other sea creatures, from colorful tropical fish to the rare golden crocodile. But visitors have come to expect the unexpected on the Strip, and because the neon-lit street already gives rise to a pyramid, a pirate ship battle and a volcano, perhaps the man-made Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay isn’t so unusual after all. Shark Reef brings you up close and personal with the sea’s most menacing creatures through closed, open-air and interactive exhibits. More than just a fancy aquarium, the Shark Reef focuses on education and conservation. Only man-made coral is used, and displays highlight efforts we can all make to preserve these natural habitats. Even the salt water is clean and efficient; made in-house by mixing imported salt with de-chlorinated tap water, two million gallons are filtered every hour.
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m
Adult: = $20.00
Seniors: 65+ =$18.00
Children: 4-12 =$14.00
Children: 3- under Free
Visit there website here for full details www.mandalaybay.com
Sierra Safari Zoo. Reno, Nevada
Sierra Safari Zoo is now the largest zoo in Nevada. We currently have over 150 animals of 40+ species. We lovingly nurture and raise every one of them to be as friendly and happy as possible. We have been working throughout the winter on expanding and improving several habitats. We have completed work on our new giftshop and it is now open to the public. We hope that this new air conditioned facility will provide our visitors with a more pleasant and comfortable visit than ever before. Also available for public use are a scenic picnic area and a pleasant covered patio. The picnic area is available after normal hours for private parties and includes full access to the zoo.
Hours change seasonally, check the website for current hours,
Military (valid ID)……..$7.00
Visit there website for full details www.sierrasafarizoo.org