#3: It's educational
Lots of people throw around the term "edu-tainment," but SeaWorld lives up to the label. The park goes out of its way to teach visitors about the inhabitants -- everything from where they live in the wild to what they eat -- all the while making sure your kids have fun. Throughout many of the exhibits, you'll find interactive stations that provide hands-on learning, such as testing your lung power against a walrus's or seeing how a manatee grinds its food. Plus, you can go to regularly scheduled special seminars or one of the many Adventure Camps, which include half-day programs for preschoolers ($50) and sleepovers for groups and families ($78).