7My wife and I brought 4 of our kids, ages 2, 4, 7, 10 from Ohio. The drive wasn't much fun, but well worth it.
For only $60 each, we were given an amazing experience. It started with a scavenger hunt from 8:00-9:00pm. It was fun and wore the kids out, and got us a chance to see most of the aquarium. Then from 9:00-9:15 we saw a dive show, where the diver performed tricks and interacted with the kids from the other side of the glass. Then we got a slice of pizza, as much soda as we could drink, and some goldfish crackers. At 9:30 we broke into groups and got a glass bottom boat ride and a behind the scenes tour. Around 10:30 we did a little family craft project and made a fall themed wall decoration. Around 11:00 we got ready for bed and were all set up around by 11:30pm. Around 6:30 they came and woke us up. We had cereal and juice for breakfast. Then had to leave for an hour or so, but were allowed back in the following day. Best trip ever.
Only suggestions are be prepared to stay up late, pack an extra blanket because the cold air blows on you.