3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Type: Aquarium / Zoo, Free Attraction
If you're not paying attention, you may just overlook the most spectacular attraction at the Mirage. Most people first catch a glimpse during check-in, but others make a special trip just to see. It's a super huge 20,000-gallon saltwater tank behind the front desk and with an indoor coral reef that is home to more than 450 fish! The tank is home to exotic fish from more than 85 species including angelfish, puffer fish, tangs and other exotic sea creatures.
Several of the top aquarium design experts collaborated to create the ultimate undersea environment. The interior was carefully created to simulate an intricately detailed, coral reef. To preserve the living reefs in the ocean, no live coral is used in the tank. The aquarium's filtration and life support systems were also updated with technology that will improve visibility and support new artificial corals and nearly 1000 specimens. This 20,000 gallon spectacular is home to new, brighter artificial corals that call to mind the exotic beauty of such tropical locales as Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In order to protect the environment it celebrates, The Mirage donated the exhibit's old reef system to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The Mirage Lobby Aquarium is located directly behind the front desk.