If it weren't for the fact that we only paid $4.99 per person due to a military discount, I would have been very disappointed with this aquarium. It is rated as the #1 aquarium in the U.S., but I didn't find it to be any better than other aquariums we have been to. There are small viewing areas for many of the exhibits and on a crowded day, it makes for long wait times with little else to look at. Parking at the aquarium was very reasonably priced and the aquarium itself only takes a couple hours to complete unless you watch all the shows. If we ever go back, it will be during the off season because the heavy summer crowd made this a rather unpleasant experience.
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