SeaQuest Las Vegas is an interactive aquarium for folks of all ages.
We bring the majestic wonders of our planet, ranging from rainforests and deserts to exotic marine life. These exhibits create an exciting quest for visitors as they make their way through an Icelandic Fishing Village, the Great Wall of China, to the Amazon River and beyond. Guests are encouraged to connect with animals and learn about their ecosystems through various hands-on activities which include hand-feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals.
Anyone in search of a more daring experience can enjoy walk-in aviaries, coming face-to-face with crocodilians by feeding the caiman, or snorkeling in the premier 36,000-gallon exhibit filled with reef sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of tropical fish. SeaQuest offers a private event venue ideal for school field trips, birthday parties, and more.
Did that suck you in? Me too! It sounds super exciting.
If you want to interact with the animals or participate in an interactive feedings (not the feeding tokens), those start at $19.99/person and go up to $499.99 depending on experience and package.
SeaQuest Las Vegas Experience & Pros and Cons
Whenever we do reviews, we like to give all the details through our experiences, but then also give you a quick breakdown of the pros and cons as well as tips for your visit. Here’s our take:
We visited SeaQuest on a weekday and while it wasn’t busy it took us almost 20 minutes from when we arrived in line before we were greeted at the counter (and we were the only ones in line!) with two families being waited on.
When we arrived to the front with our tickets, they told us they weren’t accepting Reptile Army tickets (a deal we shared in our Facebook group last year) even though they specifically note across their website “Regardless of the date you choose, your tickets are valid any time and never expire per their website.” – super frustrating nonetheless.
After all was said and done and almost $80 later, we purchased admission and 15 tokens to feed the animals (which was recommended as a minimum). I would not spend $80 for this experience again.
I’ll share the rest of our review broken down in pros and cons.
Lots of animals to see, mainly fish, stingrays, some sharks
They offer a guided experience where you can learn a bit more about each animal and their ecosystem which I would recommend if you have kiddos that are older
Large areas separated by geolocation which is nice when it gets too busy in one area
Sit down area towards the end for a snack break, coloring, or restrooms
Watching the kids feed the animals is fun
Most of the animals are domesticated – iguanas, fish, and tiny cages
Felt very outdated and not very well kept – I wish it felt more CLEAN, tanks seemed very foggy so it was hard to see through them and the place just seemed a bit run down
Animals seemed overfed, so when you get the tokens, a lot of food seems wasted since they are constantly fed all day
Lobby area with gift shop was very bare and overpriced for items that I have seen at the Dollar Store or Walmart
Everything costs tokens – feeding, petting, etc. – kind of feels like a money-grab as you walk through
Tips For Your Visit
Otter Feeding Time
If you really want to get a good experience, I’d recommend skipping the feeding tokens and instead purchase an interactive package with the otters (only at select times!). During our visit they were sleeping and while they were cute, it was definitely a missed moment.
While the staff don’t typically seem to be around all the time, if you catch one walking by, ask them questions! They are actually pretty knowledgable about the animals and their habitats.
While they did have a small area for taking a snack break, they do not offer snacks on site (and if they did, it was not readily available!). Vending machines were empty, frozen yogurt machine was broken, and I didn’t see anything else.
Nice thing is that you can bring your own snacks! And don’t forget water!
Bring Your Own Handzies
Bring your own Handzies or hand sanitizer. It felt a bit dirty going from room to room, handling the feeding tokens, the animal food, etc. They do have a small bathroom to wash hands, but I’d rather be prepared!
Have You Checked Out SeaQuest?
Let us know what your thoughts were of SeaQuest Las Vegas or if you’ve been to another SeaQuest location around the country. While I am not sure if we will visit again for the price, I’d recommend taking advantage of it if you have the POGO Pass as you get a free admission with code NVMOMS.
Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.
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