We visited on a rainy weekend day and were impressed with this centre and its very helpful, friendly staff.
The location is excellent - but you do have to pay for the public car park. However as the centre is by the sea you can increase your visit with time on the beach or walking the promenade or visiting Scarborough's other many amenities.
Tried to get the online discount but not able to get tickets on the day so had to pay full price - was expensive but still reasonable value for an interesting and information packed visit.
Our granddaughter (6) loved watching the penguins being fed and the otters who were sleeping and out of sight first time round but had woken and were active when we went later to see if they were out.
The jellyfish tanks were fascinating and sea horses also impressed - particularly the dragon.
Bit disappointed with the cafe - busy and noisy when we were there - not too badly priced but not very interesting choice.
Your ticket allows a revisit on the same day and next time we go we will set off earlier and return to the centre after spending time on the beach.