The Deep Boo Sea Creeps into Shark Reef Aquarium’s Hallow-Reef Festivities October 27-29

The Deep Boo Sea Creeps into Shark Reef Aquarium’s
Hallow-Reef Festivities October 27-29

Special Invite to Southern Nevada First Responders


Spooky tunnels filled with trick-or-treaters, costumes and jack-o-lanterns make Hallow-Reef at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino the place to celebrate the Halloween season.

This year, Shark Reef Aquarium extends a special invitation to first responders of Southern Nevada and their families to enjoy trick-or-treating at Hallow-Reef while exploring the creatures of the sea.

First responders in Las Vegas and the surroundings communities with valid ID will receive up to four complimentary entries to Hallow-Reef, plus a parking voucher throughout the event. The invitation includes police, fire, emergency medical services and hospital personnel.

On Friday, Oct. 27, in honor of Community Day, American Red Cross will be on site for visitors interested in donating blood. Guests 17 and older who give blood will receive complimentary admission to Hallow-Reef and parking on the day of donation. To make an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: Shark Reef Mandalay Bay.

Also on October 27, children 12 and under who visit Shark Reef in their Halloween costumes will receive complimentary aquarium admission and sweet treats. The fun continues through the weekend with a costume contest and discounted Shark Reef admission of $7 for children 12 and under in costume.


Shark Reef Aquarium
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV, 89109


Friday, Oct. 27 & Saturday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; last admission at 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; last admission at 7 p.m.
*American Red Cross booth open Friday, Oct. 27: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.*       


Entry to Hallow-Reef is included in regular admission to Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey. Package admission is $25 for adults; $19 for children (4 – 12); Children 3 and younger are free. Nevada residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price.


Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium Transforms Into A Spooktacular Haunted Reef Oct. 26-28

WHAT:  Ghosts and goblins will take over Shark Reef Aquarium Friday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 28 as it transforms into Haunted Reef. Rattling chains, creaking doors and spine-chilling music will replace the jungle noises and soothing sounds of the ocean that typically fill the air. Frightful predators, including sharks and a rare Komodo Dragon with dagger-like teeth and piercing razor-sharp claws, will lurk throughout the attraction’s many exhibits. As visitors walk through Haunted Reef’s dark and eerie tunnels, they will pass bewitching decorations and spooky jack-o-lanterns lining the walls. Trick-or-treating has never been this fun!

This year, Shark Reef will host a Community Day on Friday, Oct. 26, where costumed children 12 and under will receive complimentary entry and candy treats. Additionally, each adult will receive one complimentary admission to Shark Reef Aquarium upon donating blood at the special United Blood Services booth on-site from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

Adult admission: $18; Children 5-12 years: $12; Nevada residents with valid I.D. receive a discount on admission; Adult: $15; Children 5-12 years: $10; Children four and under are complimentary.

Shark Reef Aquarium, aka Haunted Reef
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Friday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 28
Hours of operation during Haunted Reef:
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Last admission one hour prior to closing.