I know that we really enjoyed the "official tour", and after that we spent another hour or more going back through on our own just taking our time. And yes, we have been to many aquariums around the states, and always enjoy going to another one. Each one is just a little different. But, then again, we are not partiers, so this type of tour is more our style than going to the beach, or finding someplace to drink booze. Whatever you do you will have fun.