The Aquarium is located at the Boulevard Mall and is easily accessible from Summerlin, Green Valley and basically any part of the valley. Plus and this is pretty important, the parking is FREE and plentiful.
Now about SeaQuest, it is utterly delightful. You have the opportunity to see sea life very close and personal. There are different habitats with different fish and reptiles so your little ones can learn about different climates and some of the species that call them home. One of the first exhibits is from the rain forest and you see vegetarian piranhas! Yes they are related to the real “meat eating” piranhas. You can purchase little cups of food to feed them with and it a little disconcerting to see them swarm around the food. But quite interesting and something you normally would never have the opportunity to see. Have you ever seen a Water Monitor up close and personal? This is a large lizard and you know he was kinda cute for a reptile! Children and adults have the opportunity to pet a boa constrictor and to learn about conservation.
Feeding The Stingrays
Feeding the white stingrays can be a little tricky because of where their mouth is in relation to their eyes. So they have to swim vertically and you must drop the food where they can get it. Yes, you can get wet so come dressed comfortably and casually. Seeing the workings of their mouths and seeing their gills and skin up close really is indescribable. Another WOW moment for me was seeing the iridescent jellyfish up close. Jellyfish can be harmful to humans but they are glorious creatures. Children of all ages will be excited to see in the exhibits a Pacific Regal Blue Tang or more commonly known as the “Dory” fish.
SeaQuest Aquarium is also a true community partner. They have hosted many children’s charities events and have several events weekly with the local schools here in the Las Vegas valley. The animals, reptiles, fish and birds are well cared for and are treated with love and respect by the staff. Which brings up another great facet of visiting SeaQuest, the staff! They are friendly and caring and always have a smile and are always ready to answer any questions. Included with the staff are regularly scheduled mermaids. These mermaids are available for Birthday parties and selfies. Another popular attraction is the slumber party, yes children can stay overnight .
Experience snorkeling with dozens of various species of stingrays, reef sharks and hundreds of tropical fish! Interact with these soft, engaging creatures on a whole new level! Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled time for your snorkeling class, followed by your 45 minute snorkeling session. Water depth is 3-5 feet. Reservations are required for this attraction. For a complete list of exhibits - seaquestaquariums.com/vegas/
3528 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV, 89169