The famous magicians, Siegfried and Roy, are the inspiration behind the wondrous accomplishment of the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat located at the Mirage Hotel and Casino and if you're a fan of wildlife and nature, this is a great place to hang out for the better part of an afternoon. The vegetation is also spectacular for a relatively small place, and you'll be enchanted by the lush and verdant gardens.
A Tale of Many Dolphins
In the Dolphin Habitat, you can walk right up to the edge of the pool and watch dolphins performs jumps and other tricks. If you get a VIP pass, you can actually pet and take pictures with some of the dolphins. The Dolphin Habitat's primary focus is scientific research and education, so at some point, you could learn some fun facts about dolphins from any of the friendly trainers.
Lions, Tigers, Leopards, and Siegfrieds, Oh My!
In the secret garden, you can sit quietly and absorb the sounds of Royal White Tigers, Magical White Lions, panthers and leopards. The environment was modeled after their natural habitats, so you'll find the animals to be quite relaxed. Siegfried has quite a close connection to these animals, so you may even discover him wandering the grounds.
Painting With the Dolphins
Bet you didn't know that dolphins could paint? You'll be taken back when you witness the artistic talents of Mirage hotel dolphins working along with you to create a truly unique piece of art. With a canvas in your hands, watch as these creative bottlenose friends bring their art to life. You'll get the keep the masterpiece, a certificate and a photo of your experience. Price is $199 and admission is included. Must be at least 8 years old.
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Yoga with Dolphins
Well, it's sorta kinda yoga with dolphins but more like you do the yoga while dolphins watch you...which is a unique experience. This 1-hour morning session of stretching, breathing and dolphin posing the underwater viewing area will help you find peace and serentify. After sivasana, it's your turn to stare back a those dolpins. Full Spa facility access included.
A Habit Worth Having
For an all-day adventure pass of only $19.95, this is a really worthwhile investment. If your little one won't make it all day, try going after 3 p.m., when it's cooler and more likely for the tigers to be awake.
- All-Day Adventure Pass: Adults: $19.95
- Children 4 -12: $14.95
- Children 3 and under: Free
Annual Pass (unlimited access for one calendar year)
- Adults: $49.99
- Children 4-12: $37.50
Secret Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat Coupons
The Mirage hotel has known to give away free passes to local teachers in the past, so that might be one option if someone in your family is a local educator. Otherwise, check out MyVegas points, which may allow you the opportunity to enter the park for free.