As part of our Free Vegas series, we went to check out the Silverton Casino’s huge Saltwater Aquarium. The 117,000 reef aquarium is one of the top free attractions in Vegas and is a favorite with local children.
The Tank is really something to see; it features thousands of tropical fish, three species each of stingrays and sharks, and some awesome coral that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into an ocean paradise. But the real stars of the show are the Mermaids; Yes, the Mermaids.
The Silverton Aquarium has a number of mermaid shows where swimmers in full mermaid outfits swim among the tropical fish. From Thursday through Sunday the Silverton puts on a number of completely free shows where you can watch the Mermaids swim and interact with children.
Mermaid Show Times:
Thursday: 1:00 – 3:15pm 5:00pm – 6:45pm 7:30pm – 8:15pm
Friday: 1:00 – 3:15pm 5:00pm – 6:45pm 7:30pm – 8:15pm
Saturday: 1:00 – 3:15pm 5:00pm – 6:45pm 7:30pm – 8:15pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 12:45pm 2:15pm – 3:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:45pm
On days when the mermaids aren’t swimming you can still watch two daily feeding shows where you can watch scuba divers feed and interact with the stingrays. During the show a marine guide talks to the audience and takes questions from children.
Interactive feeding shows:
Daily: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Head Right next door to Bass Pro Shops
If you’re at the Silverton, make sure to walk right next door to the gigantic Bass Pro Shop. Bass Pro has a huge freshwater aquarium and an 18,000-gallon water feature simulating Red Rock Canyon’s beautiful rock formations. The Red Rock Water feature is filled with catfish, ducks, and turtles. Best of all, it’s completely free!