The Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage
The 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 and an artificial coral reef system 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. Educational programs are hosted for students from kindergarten through grade 12. Tour guides also are on hand to answer questions from the public 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.