It was my first time at this aquarium. I've only been to the Monterey Bay aquarium so not really fair to compare any other to that great venue. I wasn't expecting much but friends had been multiple times and said it was a nice place. The aquarium isn't that big and you can probably see it all in four hours, including the mini 15-min shows they have scattered about. Outdoors has three small pools: seals, sharks and penguins. We liked the seal and sea lion show the best as it has the most action. There is much more inside on the two floors - very nice displays of sea creatures and fish. We did not go to the main movie, but they show a short one on the walls of the great hall every few minutes. The lorikeet bird pen is interesting, but you probably don't need to buy the nectar as most of the birds seemed full and children were abandoning their cups which sat neglected. Save your money instead for your own snacks or lunch. We ate at the Scuba buffet room. Some hot meals, but we had tuna sandwiches with salads which were fresh. A couple of juice and ice cream stands were outside. On the Saturday we were there, it was not that crowded, but most visitors were families. Parking was $8.00 in structure next door. We got our tickets at AAA so paid $19.75 per adult ticket.
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