Boo-tiful Sea Creatures and Wicked Cute Costumes Aplenty at Shark Reef Aquarium’s Hallow-Reef Festivities October 26-28

Boo-tiful Sea Creatures and Wicked Cute Costumes Aplenty at Shark Reef Aquarium’s Hallow-Reef Festivities October 26-28


Exhibits and tunnels transform into spooky chambers and corridors with trick-or-treaters, costumes and jack-o-lanterns as Hallow-Reef returns to Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Guests (and ghosts) can celebrate the Halloween season while exploring unique creatures of land and sea.

On Friday, Oct. 26, in honor of Community Day, the American Red Cross will be on site for visitors interested in donating blood. Guests 17 years and older (or 16 years old with parental consent) who come out will receive complimentary admission to Hallow-Reef and parking on the day of donation. To make an appointment, guests can visit and enter sponsor code: Shark Reef Mandalay Bay.

Also on October 26, children 12 and under who visit Shark Reef in Halloween costumes will receive complimentary aquarium admission and sweet treats. The fun continues October 27 and 28 with a discounted Shark Reef admission of $7 for children 12 and under in costume as well as contests for the best animal costume and best overall costume. Winners will be treated with a complimentary birthday party package at Shark Reef Aquarium.

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

Friday, Oct. 26 & Saturday, Oct. 27: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; last admission 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; last admission 7 p.m.
*American Red Cross booth open Friday, Oct. 26: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

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

“Sea Monsters Revealed” Makes Las Vegas Debut at Shark Reef Aquarium Inside Mandalay Bay


Shark Reef Aquarium
The world’s largest exhibition of uniquely preserved sea creatures takes center stage on October 1 with the opening of Sea Monsters Revealed at Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The use of a revolutionary polymer preservation technique, commonly known as plastination, allows the collection of once living aquatic creatures to be brought together on dry land. The process allows guests to see the outside and inside of some of the sea’s most magnificent inhabitants, including an 18-foot, 3,000-pound whale shark.

The exhibit also features a 15-foot-long mako shark and giant sunfish among its more than 18 full-body sea creatures. Additional displays include 150 individual organs and smaller specimens such as tropical fish, crustaceans and octopuses.

“For years, our guests have been fascinated and intrigued by the beautiful living creatures that call Shark Reef home,” said Adrienne Rowland, director of animal care at Shark Reef Aquarium. “Now, with this immersive and interactive experience, they can discover some of the ocean’s most exotic and elusive animals up close and personal, and in a whole new way.”

Located adjacent to Shark Reef Aquarium, Sea Monsters Revealed will provide locals and visitors alike with a greater understanding of the world’s oceans and how mankind’s interactions and conservation efforts are vital to the health and preservation of these beautiful animals.

The exhibit was developed through a partnership between BASE Entertainment and Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Co. and has been on display at some of North America’s most prestigious aquariums including the Georgia Aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium and the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa.

Sea Monsters Revealed opens to the public October 1 and runs through October 2016.

Sea Monsters Revealed will be open Sunday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Shark Reef is open Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 a.m. Last admission is one hour prior to close.

Tickets for Sea Monsters Revealed are $5 for guests who also purchase a ticket to Shark Reef Aquarium and $12 for the Sea Monsters exhibition only. Admission for Shark Reef Aquarium is $20 for adults; $14 for children (4 – 12); Children 4 and younger are free. Nevada residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price.

Tickets and information are available by calling (702) 632-4555 or visiting



About BASE Entertainment
BASE Entertainment (Producer) is a diversified entertainment company with offices in New York, Las Vegas, Houston and Singapore.  BASE develops, produces and manages intellectual properties generated for various entertainment platforms including museums and live entertainment in North America, Asia and Brazil. Sea Monsters Revealed represents a premier museum quality exhibition developed and presented by BASE. The Company also owns and operates the exhibition SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. For more information, please visit

About Professor Sui
Sea Monsters Revealed was created with the cooperation of Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Co., Ltd. and Professor Hongjin Sui, the creator of the specimens and general manager of the company.



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.