Visitor Info

Special Events

While Shark Reef is an incredible learning experience for classroom students, it can also be a unique and creative trip for other groups, such as birthday parties, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, even as a creative wedding reception location.

Birthday Parties

Hold an exciting adventure for your child's next birthday at Shark Reef Aquarium. Parties are 2.5 hours long and consist of 1 hour in the aquarium and 1.5 hours in the party room. Aquarium themed plates, cups, napkins, flatware, decorations, and invitations are all included. Best of all, we do all of the set-up and clean up for you! Choose the start time that works best for you - 10:00 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

The basic Birthday Party package costs $150 for the party room rental, and requires the purchase of a discounted admission ticket of $11 for each adult and $7 for each child between the ages of 4-12; guided tours are an additional charge. Maximum number of guests Shark Reef Aquarium can accommodate is 30 people total. Call (702) 632-4555, option 5, for more information, additional options, and to make a reservation.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Badge Programs at Shark Reef Aquarium are arranged through the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. Programs are 2 hours long and activities are specifically designed for Brownies, Juniors, and Seniors to earn a Water Badge. A special Shark Reef Aquarium patch will be given to all Girl Scouts who complete this program. If your group is interested in participating in this exciting event, please contact the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada for more information.


Bring our school to your school! Education staff members will present our age appropriate activities and lessons to your class in sessions of 45 minutes each. Group size is limited to a maximum of 40 students per session. Call (702) 632-4555, option 2, for more details, to make a reservation, and for pricing. Please note: No live animals are part of this program.

If you would like a representative from the Shark Reef Aquarium Education Department to visit your school during Career Day and Reading Week, please call (702) 632-4555 and press option 2.

Private Rentals

Shark Reef Aquarium is a unique venue for private events for groups of up to 1500 guests. Use your imagination and create an unforgettable experience. (PDF of Rental Policies)


Weddings by Mandalay Bay can arrange for early morning weddings. For more information please contact chapel.

Guided Tour

Learn about Shark Reef Aquarium's amazing predators with an exclusive one-hour guided tour for you and your family. Bring your inquisitiveness and your questions and join one of our Educator's on a personalized, educational, and entertaining journey alongside our residents of the rainforest and denizens of the deep. Be prepared to discover Shark Reef Aquarium in a whole new way!

Cost is $25.00 per group, plus admission to the Aquarium for each guest. Tours last approximately 1 hour and can accommodate groups up to 8 people.

Reservations required based on availability. To make a reservation or for more information, please call (702) 632-4555, option 2.