A couple of years ago a small aquarium opened in our neck of the woods. Since we've been to several aquariums before, and since I rarely agree to pay full price for anything, we haven't spent the $14 per ticket and visited.
All in all, it was a great day out. I think hands-on learning - actually touching and seeing things rather than just reading about them - is the best kind of learning! For anyone local, I do think it's best to wait for a coupon or discount of some sort before visiting. I understand the need for ticket prices to cover costs, but I'm not sure Sea Life merits $14 a ticket. My free-for-you perspective.