I was definately worth it -- visiting just twice in a year pays for the passes ($120 for 2 adults and if you have kids or grandkids that includes 2 free kids passes for the little ones).
We havent been down there in about 7 years, because the last time we went it just had a weird vibe -- there were fire alarms going off and stuff leaking from the ceiling and we just didn't have a very good time.
They've cleaned it up a lot since then,and added new exhibits like a freshwater area for otters and a third area to view the open ocean exhibit from ground level.
The most exciting part for me was the aviary, of course. Jason's present to me was a teleconverter lens for my camera that gives me telephoto capabilities -- perfect for wildlife photography.
Jason was delighted that they added two amazing cichlid tanks, since that is his passion.
You can check out the rest of my photos (I'm still editing and uploading) in this flickr set.