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As you check in at the front desk of The Mirage, you'll be greeted by a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium stocked with angelfish, pufferfish, tangs and other exotic sea creatures - including three different kinds of sharks. Managed by The Mirage's own in-house marine biologists, the aquarium accommodates more than 1,000 coral-reef 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 adaptivity 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 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.

Dolphin Habitat
This 2.5-million-gallon Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage 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 a sandy bottom replicate the dolphins' natural environment. The facility houses only dolphins that were relocated from other facilities or born right here. No animals are taken from the wild for this project.

The Dolphin Habitat is an educational facility. Guests are provided the chance to see the dolphins in a naturalistic environment, exhibiting natural behaviors.

Guided tours for the public are conducted throughout the day. The habitat is also a site for scientific research and educational programs for students from pre-school through university age.

Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum at the Venetian hotel is managed and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The two institutions are partners in an international alliance in which joint initiatives are undertaken and resources are shared to facilitate each institution's long-term goals. The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is under the patronage of the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Dr. Mikhail E. Shwydkoi.

The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum was conceived as a venue for the presentation of exhibitions based on the collections of the Guggenheim and Hermitage museums. All programming is generated by the directors and curatorial staffs of the Guggenheim and Hermitage museums. Exhibitions change approximately twice a year.

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum

The open-air Museum shows the history of aviation in Southern Nevada, from the first flight in 1920 through the introduction of the jet. The Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum focuses on the history of commercial and general aviation, and is open 24 hours a day.

Las Vegas Art Museum
The Las Vegas Art Museum presents to its community and to Las Vegas visitors a continuous schedule of ambitious fine-arts exhibitions worthy of the growing international stature Las Vegas now enjoys as a cultural tourism destination. The Museum makes art accessible to a diverse audience through exhibitions, education, events and community outreach. The museum aspires to enhance the cultural and educational opportunities for the city's residents and visitors.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Museum exhibits consist of animated dinosaurs, southern Nevada's plant and animal life, international wildlife room, a live shark exhibit, and children's hands-on exploration room and much more.

Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art
Features works by area/regional artists. Also provides meeting space.

Tomb and Museum of King Tut
Luxor Las Vegas has once again opened the doors to what has been called the greatest archaeological find in the history of the world, an authentic reproduction of King Tutankhamun's tomb. The measurements of each of the rooms are exact. The treasures therein were reproduced by artisans using the same gold leaf and linens, precious pigments, tools and original 3,300-year-old methods, and each is meticulously positioned according to the records maintained by the Carter expedition. The exhibit houses hundreds of reproductions, including the world-famous guardian statues, King Tut's sarcophagus, and an array of statues, vases, beds, baskets and pottery. King Tut's Tomb and Museum is a 15 minute, self guided, audio tour.

White Tiger Habitat
The open-air home of Siegfried & Roy's Royal White Tigers is available for public viewing around the clock at The Mirage. Siegfried & Roy have dedicated their lives to preserving these rare animals, and their efforts have helped save them from total extinction. The Tiger Habitat contains many features designed to enhance the comfort of the animals and provide spectacular viewing for guests. The open air environment features a swimming pool with fountains and simulated mountain terrain for the tigers' enjoyment and the public's entertainment. The facility's white setting gives the animals a sense of security by allowing them to blend into the background, and special slanted glass affords better viewing, eliminates glare and helps control the temperature.

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