There is nothing in the world quite as dynamic as the never-ending razzle-dazzle of Las Vegas. Entering the city limits is like stepping into a realm of fantasy. Glamour, excitement, entertainment, and games of chance...all yours, 24 hours a day. Vegas offers something for everyone.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating the public in the natural sciences both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the worlds wildlife and ecosystems and explore the human relationship with the environment.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is proud to announce the installation of its newest permanent exhibit, WHALES, in January 2004. WHALES is part of the Marine Life Gallery, and compliments our current shark displays that feature live leopard sharks and a shark egg hatchery. Other underwater inhabitants such as eels, lionfish, and seahorses continue to enhance the room in surrounding tanks.
"Magicians of the Century" Siegfried & Roy invite you to enter into their Secret Garden where Royal White Tigers, Magical White Lions, panthers, leopards, and a four-ton Thai ceremonial elephant named Gildah, live.
Enter this tropical atmosphere, surrounded by palm trees and lush foliage, and a different world that is exotic, enchanting and full of adventure lies before you. The exquisite animals enjoy relaxing in their environment, which was modeled after their natural habitats.
This 2.5-million-gallon Dolphin Habitat is home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Its purpose is to provide a healthy and nurturing environment for dolphins, as well as to educate the public about marine mammals and their environment - including their role in the ecosystem.
Four connected pools, an artificial coral reef system and sandy bottom replicate the dolphins' natural environment. Most of the dolphins were born here; the remaining few were relocated from other facilities.
The Dolphin Habitat is both an educational and research facility. We host educational programs for students from kindergarten through university age. Guided tours for the public are conducted throughout the day. Guests see the dolphins in a naturalistic environment, exhibiting natural behaviors. Research is conducted under the guidance of the Dolphin Care Specialists.
Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a kaleidoscope for the senses. You'll want to take a moment to appreciate the intricate detail blooming before your very eyes. Submerge your soul in this magnificent garden abounding in fragrance, texture and color. Row upon row of exotic plants and flowers weave a glorious tapestry displaying the unique highlights of every season and holiday.
Crafted by a team of 100 horticulturalists, the Bellagio's conservatory features elegant, elaborate arrangements of plants and flowers in its bright, airy atrium. The picturesque arrangements, water fountains, and pagoda make the conservatory a perfect spot to snap a photo.
To honor the lion and help safeguard its preservation for future generations, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has created a one-of-a-kind Lion Habitat as a showcase for public education and appreciation for this majestic creature of nature.
The lion has been a part of the MGM heritage for many years, beginning with the legendary Leo, whose roars have welcomed generations of moviegoers to epics of the silver screen. The eight lions in the habitat are all descendants of MGM's first marquee lion.
The lions live in custom accommodations on an 8.5-acre ranch 12 miles from the MGM Grand. They are owned and cared for by noted feline expert Keith Evans, who has been training exotic animals for more than 30 years.
Lied Discovery Children's Museum is a leading educational and cultural institution in the metropolitan Las Vegas area, offering exciting and important learning experiences in the arts, sciences and humanities. With more than 100 innovative hands-on exhibits in 25,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the largest children's museums in the United States.
The Lied Discovery Children's Museum remains committed to its mission to provide high quality programs and exhibits to the greater Las Vegas community, especially children and families from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds. In doing so, the Museum has been voted the Best Museum in southern Nevada by readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal for 11 years in a row.
Managed by The Mirage's own in-house aquarists, the aquarium accommodates more than 1,000 coral-reef animals representing 60 species from Australia, Hawaii, Tonga, Fiji, the Red Sea, the Marshall Islands, the Sea of Cortez and the Caribbean. These sea animals were all selected for their adaptability to the environment and compatibility with other species.
One of the most elaborate and technically advanced aquariums in the world, the tank is 53 feet long, eight feet from top to bottom, and six feet from front to back. The acrylic used in the aquarium is 4 inches thick. The interior was carefully created to simulate an intricately detailed, artificial coral reef. To preserve the living reefs in the ocean, no live coral is used in the tank.
The Fremont Street Experience is a world famous, one of a kind entertainment venue in the heart of Las Vegas' downtown central core comprised of a 90 foot high, four block long electronic canopy that presents spectacular sight and sound shows. These nightly shows are free to the public and deliver an incredible array of sight and sound musical adventures employing the world's largest electric sign and over 550,000 watts of concert quality sound. Complementing this unique, high tech entertainment canopy is an open air pedestrian mall lined with Las Vegas' most legendary vintage casinos and hotels. In addition, the pedestrian mall has numerous stages and venues presenting a wide range of shows, musical ensembles and concerts for a constant flow of fun loving entertainment. The Fremont Street Experience district entertains over 15 million annual visitors and serves as a backdrop for movies, television, commercials and special events.
The Fremont Street Experience is an exciting pedestrian promenade located in the neon center of Las Vegas, surrounded by ten casino/hotels. The Fremont Street Experience is a public-private partnership between the City of Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience Limited Liability Company, with contributions from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The $70 million project resulted in this award winning, must-see attraction.
The Fremont Street Experience has created an entirely new commercial and entertainment venue. This beautifully landscaped area includes a misting system, retail carts, kiosks, and FREE mall entertainment. Plus, one-of-a-kind Light and Sound Shows derived from over 2 million lights and 540,000 watts of concert quality sound, presented each night at dusk.