WHAT: This Halloween, sharks, piranhas and komodo dragons won’t be the only terrifying creatures lurking in the shadows at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay as the attraction transforms into the spooky, hair-raising Haunted Reef Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov 2. Visitors will make their way past the Aquarium’s most feared predators of land and sea as sounds of rattling chains, creaking doors and spine-chilling music fill the air. Tunnels that typically provide solitude and serenity will instead feel eerie and foreboding.
Haunted Reef will host its annual community day on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31. Kids ages 12 and under dressed in a Halloween costume will receive complimentary admission to Shark Reef Aquarium, as will adults who donate blood at the designated on-site United Blood Services booth from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day.
This year, Haunted Reef brings Halloween and Dia de los Muertos together to ensure a frighteningly good time all weekend long. Even after Halloween ends, there will be trick or treating and decorations that pay tribute to Dia de los Muertos, the three-day Mexican celebration that honors deceased family members through November 2.
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.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 31 – Sunday, Nov. 2
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
WHERE: Shark Reef Aquarium aka Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.