Introducing The Capybara – World’s Largest Rodents

Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent, weighing up to 165 pounds. Males and females look alike and they live 8 to 10 years in the wild.

They are most active during dawn and dusk, and eat grasses, aquatic plants and fruits.

Capybaras have 4-5 pups per litter. The young will ride on females’ backs while in the water and will begin grazing within a week of birth. They live in groups, with a dominant male, several females, subordinate males, and young.

Did you know? Capybara’s eyes, nostrils, and ears are found on the tops of their heads, so the majority of their bodies can remain below the water surface. This allows capybaras to learn about their surroundings while remaining hidden underwater. They can also hold their breath for up to 5 minutes underwater – a useful skill for reaching food or avoiding predators.

Introducing Octavius, our NEW Giant Pacific Octopus at SeaQuest!

This spectacular cephalopod comes from the cold, oxygen rich coastal waters of the north Pacific coastline. The largest of the octopus family, our Octavius is almost 6′ in length with a mantle (head) the size of a basketball and can grow as large as 14′ and weigh up to 110 pounds.

On your next visit to SeaQuest, be sure and shake tentacles with Octavius and even hand feed him crayfish!

Here’s a sneak peek video of Octavius in his new habitat in our California Coast exhibit and one during his feeding time!

More Facts About The Giant Pacific Octopus:

Adult Giant Pacific Octopuses usually reach an arm span of only 14 feet, but the longest ever discovered was 32 feet! Long-lived compared to other octopuses, they usually live only 3 – 5 years in the wild.

Giant Pacific Octopus eat mollusks, crustaceans and fish. Prey is captured with suckers and broken open or bitten with their hard beak.

Octopuses have the ability to change color using special cells known as chromatophores, which they mainly use to camouflage themselves. Another form of protection is their ability to release a dark ink that confuses and blinds predators as the octopus escapes.

Did you know? Octopuses are extremely intelligent, considered the most intelligent invertebrates. They can solve puzzles and mazes, use tools, and can squeeze through any space larger than their beak.

In The Wake Of Tragedy, Your Donations Count!

On behalf of everyone here at SeaQuest, we are deeply saddened by the recent shooting incident which occurred in Las Vegas Sunday evening, October 1st, 2017. We are not only a business in the Clark County community, we are also residents, citizens and families who live here and call Las Vegas our home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those directly affected by this cruel and senseless crime.

In the wake of this tragedy, we would also like to extend our most sincere appreciation to all those who participated in our blood drive this past weekend at SeaQuest Las Vegas. Thanks to the generosity of those who contributed, we received a record number of donations. We have spoken with United Blood Services and they have confirmed that all of the blood donations collected during our recent Blood Drive are immediately going to support those who were injured in Sunday nights shooting incident.

Despite the record turn out at our recent Blood Drive, United Blood Services Las Vegas needs our help more than ever and is encouraging everyone to visit one of their collection centers to donate blood. Below is the address and contact information for their Las Vegas area collection centers. We hope you will please offer your support to United Blood Services with a donation as soon as possible.


United Blood Services – Las Vegas

6930 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV  89117

(702) 228-4483


United Blood Services – Henderson

601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Bldg. D, Ste 20

Henderson, NV  89014

(702) 434-1838


For more information on how and where to donate blood, please visit the United Blood Services website by clicking here. Stay tuned as SeaQuest Las Vegas will be scheduling another blood drive very soon! #prayforlasvegas #SeaQuestCares

Trick or Treat Adventure at SeaQuest Las Vegas!

You’re Invited! SeaQuest will be hosting a very special Trick or Treat Adventure on Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 4 pm to 7pm. This Halloween celebration will feature a wide variety of treats and activities the entire family will enjoy. Come dressed in costume and visit every Trick or Treat Adventure station in the aquarium where you’ll receive candy treats, discount coupons and other vendor goodies.

Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!

Looking for something different to do on Halloween this year? Visit SeaQuest anytime on Halloween day dressed in costume and save $5 off regular admission! Offer valid on October 31st only.

Celebrate World Animal Day At SeaQuest

As animal lovers, we believe everyday is the right time to celebrate our family pets! Be it dogs, cats, birds, snakes, lizards or hamsters, our family pets brighten every day and help make our homes a happier place. But did you know there is an international day of recognition for animal rights and welfare? It’s celebrated every year on October 4, which is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals! At SeaQuest, we’re celebrating World Animal Day October 3rd through 5th, 2017.

SeaQuest Members

Each Annual Member who visits SeaQuest between October 3rd and 5th, and purchases 2 Activity Tokens will receive 2 FREE Activity Tokens to use during their visit.

SeaQuest Daily Guests

Visit SeaQuest and show us a selfie with your favorite pet and you’ll save $3 off the regular cost of admission.

SeaQuest Fans

We will also be hosting an enter to win contest during the event! Guests who share their favorite pet selfie on Facebook using hash tag #SeaquestPets will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 5 activity tokens for their next visit!

Make plans now to celebrate World Animal Day at SeaQuest, Monday through Saturday, October 3rd – 5th, 2017

SeaQuest Sponsors 3rd Annual Challenge a Troop 5K on September 30th at Craig Ranch Regional Park!

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is proud to be a cooperative sponsor of the 3rd Challenge a Troop 5K on September 30, 2017 at Craig Ranch Regional Park. Located in the KidZone area during the event, the SeaQuest booth will feature information on the different events and encounters available at the aquarium along with an assortment of live animal presentations. Want to take a selfie with a tropical bird, hold a snake or pet a desert reptile? Be sure to visit Carrie Marques at the SeaQuest booth to learn more about SeaQuest, enter to win prizes and meet one of her exotic animals in person!

SeaQuest Celebrates Teachers September 25th – 30th, 2017

At SeaQuest, WE LOVE TEACHERS! And we’re celebrating all the amazing things they do during our Teacher Appreciation week, Monday through Saturday, September 25th – 30th, 2017.

Did you know? TEACHERS ARE ALWAYS FREE at SeaQuest. Even better, during our week long Teacher Appreciation event, certified teachers get FREE admission and will also receive 50% OFF admission for every guest who accompanies them on their visit to the aquarium. Calling all teachers – don’t miss this chance to visit SeaQuest with your friends and family to learn more about our facility and the many educational benefits we have to offer your students.

Enter To Win a FREE FIELD TRIP for your class! As an added bonus, all teachers who visit SeaQuest during our Teacher Appreciation event can enter our drawing to win a FREE Field Trip for their class (up to 25 students). Just sign up at the SeaQuest admissions counter and you are automatically entered to win.

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium provides enhanced, age-specific STEM centered adventure for learners of all ages! Field Trips at SeaQuest are not just educational. They are a fun, one-of-a-kind hands on experience kids of all ages will enjoy. All field trips are hosted by our professional staff of educators, biologists and aquarists and feature a guided tour as well as many hands-on, interactive encounters along the way. Students are highly engaged throughout the learning adventure and gain a better appreciation for and understanding of our ecosystems as they explore the native habitats of sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, birds, reptiles, amphibians, tropical and cold water fish and much more. Click here to learn more about Field Trips at SeaQuest and all they have to offer.

Here’s what educators are saying about field trips at SeaQuest:

“The field trip was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend. If you visit our Facebook page ( you can see some of the awesome picture we took while there. The staff was amazing dealing with such a big group. Hopefully we can do this annually. Thanks for your continued support of Family to Family Connection!” … Cambria Frazier, Program Director


FIELD TRIPS ON SALE OCTOBER 1ST THROUGH DECEMBER 15th, 2017: Teachers who book a field trip for their class between October 1st and December 15th will receive $1.00 off the regular per person price. This limited time savings offer is valid for field trips scheduled between October 1st and December 15th only – not valid the week of Thanksgiving (Nov 20 – 25, 2017). For more details and to book a field trip for your class,  click here to email our Education Coordinator.

Did you know SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium provides exclusive fund raising opportunities for schools? Fundraising at SeaQuest is easy – work with our Education Coordinator to schedule a date for your “Night Out” fundraising event and SeaQuest will set up a custom discount code your guests will use when they pay for admission. Once your event is completed, SeaQuest will donate 25% of your guests admission back to your school. We’ll even provide a advertising flyer for you to use while promoting your event. For more details and to book a field trip for your class, click here to email our Education Coordinator.


Cast Your Vote For SeaQuest – Best Of Las Vegas 2017!

All anyone wants from life is the best of everything, right? At SeaQuest Aquarium in Las Vegas, our goal is to be the very best family fun attraction in all of Las Vegas, each and every day, all year long. The Las Vegas Weekly – “Best of Vegas 2017″ – contest in full swing. Now’s your chance to vote SeaQuest to the top!

Click here or on the voting badge below to go directly to our Best Of Las Vegas voting page and cast your vote for SeaQuest! Everyone who votes will receive a special discount code worth 25% off their next admission to the aquarium. And remember, you can vote once per day from now until Sept. 12 to make us the 2017 winner!

HOW TO VOTE:  The regular voting period has started and ends Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Click the voting badge below to go directly to our Best Of Las Vegas voting page and cast your vote for SeaQuest!  Be sure to SUBMIT your ballot when you are finished and you will land on our thank you page where you will find a special 25% OFF ADMISSION offer just for you. Thanks in advance for your support and remember you can come back once per day and cast your vote for SeaQuest again!
Results will be revealed via and the Special Best of Las Vegas Winners Magazine Sunday, November 12th.

How COOL is that? … See what Las Vegas Weekly Has To Say!

Once again, we’ve made the grade in Las Vegas! SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium was recently recognized by the Las Vegas Weekly as one of the  top 5 places to visit and escape the August heat! Special thanks to the team at Las Vegas Weekly for the great article and help spreading the word that SeaQuest is one of the top five COOLEST places in Las Vegas.

Click here to read the entire article at the Las Vegas Weekly website …