My husband and I visited the CMA for the same reason as everyone else...to see Winter! I love that Winter's story is helping to save other injured animals. It is nice to see how they take care of the animals and I think it's great that they are trying to teach their visitors how to help the animals too. The facility itself was obviously old, but there was a lot of construction going on, so hopefully it will be even nicer when they finish! The animals all seemed happy though, which I always like to see. It was a little pricey, but my husband and I got in for free because we're teachers (bring a teacher ID if you have one and ask at the ticket booth). For an extra $40, you can touch one of the dolphins and get your picture taken. It is $60 for 2 people but only one gets to touch the animal. This seemed very reasonable to me. I've seen similar experiences going for much more. There were not a ton of animals, but enough to keep you busy for an hour or so (longer if you have kids with you). When you come in, they will give you a schedule with the events for the day which is very nice. It includes things like feeding times, educational programs, and more. All in all, we had a good time here and recommended it to our friends in the area.