I’ve always found the Aquarium of the Pacific to be frustrating. It’s wonderful to visit–especially with kids or out-of-towners–but the prices are not so wonderful.
However, with a little planning, there are a number of excellent discounts available, including a very good (and current!) coupon available at Albertson’s through February 21, 2012 . For more details, visit this web page: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/visit/discounts.