Below is a list of the top and leading Aquarium/Zoos in Las Vegas. To help you find the best Aquarium/Zoo located near you in Las Vegas, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Las Vegas’ Best Aquarium/Zoos:
The top rated Aquarium/Zoos in Las Vegas, NV are:
- SeaQuest Las Vegas – brings the majestic wonders of the planet
- Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay – sees more than 2,000 animals
- Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary – providing educational and cultural experiences
- The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel – it’s a water attraction in the desert
- Lion Habitat Ranch inc – has several lions and a giraffe live at this sanctuary
SeaQuest Las Vegas
SeaQuest Las Vegas delivers the majestic wonders of their planet, ranging from rainforests & deserts to exotic marine life. These exhibits create an interesting quest for visitors as they make their way through an Icelandic Fishing Village, the Great Wall of China, to the Amazon River, and beyond.
Their Guest is encouraged to connect with animals and learn about their ecosystems through various hands-on activities which include hand-feeding sharks, stingrays, birds & tropical animals. SeaQuest is pleased to be actively involved in both preservings and saving the lives of many animals that would otherwise not survive in the wild, rehabilitating injured animals, and even assisting as an exotic pet rescue for animals such as parakeets and iguanas that need rehoming.
Snorkel With Stingrays, Asian Otter Interactions, Fish Spa Session, Field Trips & More
“Unique place to get to interact with some wildlife & For a really fair price. Kind and courteous staff. Good places to sanitize throughout. Great day adventure for the family.” – Emma D.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is committed to natural resource conservation and implemented many initiatives to reduce their impact including; converting exhibit lighting to LED, installing variable frequency drive motors on their pumps, recycling exhibit water, sorting trash to divert for recycling, and buying sustainable seafood.
Shark Reef offers a comprehensive educational program to organized school groups of all ages, offering daily one-hour tours, as well as classroom sessions. Shark Reef adheres to high standards of animal care while providing an entertaining and educational experience, as well as contributing to education and research initiatives.
Animal Encounter, Dive with Sharks, Undersea Explorer VR Experience & More
“Beautiful, exciting, fun for everyone. Great value. I love that you can stay and enjoy the animals for as long as you like. I love that you can pet stingrays. The horseshoe crabs were a pleasant surprise. It one of the most beautiful aquariums I’ve been to. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Clean and beautiful attention to detail. I strongly recommend this must-see. I will definitely visit again.” – Jamie U.
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary is dedicated to providing a safe haven for all types of animals while providing educational and cultural experiences to all visitors. The historic seven property offers a serene home retreat for over 500 exotic birds and domestic animals that have found a refuge when their owners can no longer care for them.
The sanctuary’s board of directors, staff, and volunteers are equally dedicated to providing quality care to needy animals and providing ever-expanding educational and recreational activities for the public.
Seasonal Events, Private Tours, Animal Wellness Classes
“I had such a great time here today. I donated and gave the animals a bunch of lovin’. The grounds are kept up so nice. This is a must-stop for tourists coming into town. And for locals like myself. I met Steve and he was so friendly and knowledgeable. He talked about their Toucan bird and her history. I came here with friends and we all had a wonderful day. I can’t wait to come back again and enjoy the day here. Big animal lover! Thank you so much for all you do to keep this place going and housing these special animals.” – Michael R.
The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel
The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel is a water attraction in the desert. The “Best Free Attraction in Las Vegas,” their Las Vegas aquarium holds more than 117,000 gallons of water, and it’s home to thousands of tropical fish. There are live Mermaids swimming where you can see one or two mermaids interacting with the guests.
The mermaids have been featured in the media over the years and they have even assisted with Project Mermaids, a non-profit organization helping to bring awareness to save their beach foundation. Their aquarium is a favorite of all ages, and it’s just part of what makes Silverton Casino, the best of the family hotels in Las Vegas.
Dining, Hotel, Casino, Entertainment & More
“So cool! Definitely worth the stop! Aquarium alone is beautiful. Add the mermaids and it’s the best I’d say! Kids loved it. Check the schedule online for Mermaid times!.” – Cara A.
Lion Habitat Ranch inc
Lion Habitat Ranch inc has desires to make the people fall in love with their lions. They strive to protect and donate to wild Lion habitats. It is and has been a privilege to be accepted by all of their lions at this location back in 1989. They are constantly making improvements to their lion’s environment, well-being, and living quarters.
In 1970, they started working in close contact with all big cats and the social nature of lions has been their pleasure. Lion Habitat Ranch is doing its best to provide a loving home for all the lions and care for the rest of their natural lives. They also would be pleased if anyone else would like to share in this goal.
Behind the Scenes Tour, Feast With The Beast, Feed The Animals
“It was my 3rd trip to Vegas and was looking for something to do. I saw these as things to do. What a great experience looking at the lions, giraffes, and others. I really enjoyed lion feeding and feeding the giraffe. I have never been that close to them other than holding a young lion cub at a local fair one year. Also, the roars of the lion were awesome and loud. I would recommend this place if you wanna see them up close..” – Chad G.
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