In celebration of World Oceans Day, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage invite guests to learn about protecting the world’s oceans and what can be done to make a positive impact on them and their marine life inhabitants (Pictured: Lionfish).
This year’s theme is “Our Oceans - Our Future” with a focus on encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter.
Shark Reef Aquarium
Visit green sea turtles, sawfish, sharks and more than 2,000 other animals in the exhibit while learning about the importance of sustainable seafood and keeping the oceans clean. Representatives from leading conservation groups, such as The Nature Conservancy and Reef Check, will be on site to talk with guests about the world’s oceans and what can be done to protect them.
Educational activities will be located throughout the aquarium, including live artwork demonstrations by the Las Vegas Art Guild, aquatic artwork displays by Wyland Galleries and children’s art projects made from recycled products. Participants of the Better Bag Challenge and those who post a “Selfie for the Sea” will receive reusable Shark Reef Aquarium market bags.
Polar Journey, an interactive experience that opened in March, focuses on the Polar regions and how climate change is having an impact on the animals living there. Through staff and interactive exhibits, guests learn how to make a difference through small changes.
Thursday, June 8
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Admission is $25 for adults; $19 for children (4 12); Children 3 and younger are free; includes Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey. Nevada residents with a valid ID receive discounted admission.
Tickets and information are available by calling (702) 632-4555 or visiting online at sharkreef.com.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Explore the habitat and participate in educational activities, such as “Seaside Search and Find,” with a focus on water conservation and marine debris. Other activities include creating reusable tote bags; trash and bottle cap art; story time; and a water color activity to contribute to the habitat’s mural entitled “What a Healthy Ocean Looks Like.”
Informational stations will provide guests with knowledge on plastic pollution, marine debris, water facts and how their daily decisions can greatly impact the world’s oceans.
Children 12 and under wearing a tee shirt with a marine life design or anything referencing marine debris and water/ocean conservation will receive complimentary admission.
Thursday, June 8 Sunday, June 11
11 a.m. 4 p..m.
Admission is $22 for adults; $17 for children (4 12); Children 3 and younger are free.
Tickets and information are available by calling (702) 791-7188 or (800) 627-6667 or visiting online at miragehabitat.com.