SeaQuest Trumbull

SeaQuest Trumbull: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, SeaQuest Trumbull Reviews: 3.5/5

SeaQuest Trumbull
3.5
Zoos • Aquariums • Other Zoos & Aquariums
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Immerse yourself in a world of discovery as SeaQuest takes you on an adventure through rainforests, deserts and the depths of the seas. With exciting exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, you’ll be able to get wet with the stingrays, feed the toucans, encounter the caimans, marvel at the sharks, take selfies with the snakes and more. Creating an unforgettable experience for every guest by connecting them with amazing animals from all over the planet.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Jasmine M
1 contribution
Worth the visit
Mar 2021 • Family
My cousins were on spring break and because of covid they haven’t been able to do school trips. We drove an hour to Seaquest and it was worth it. It’s very interactive we got to pet a ton of animals and it was great. It’s pretty small but worth it none the less. The employees were all super nice. Although they seemed a little stress and busy. They have hand washing stations and hand sanitizer everywhere. It was super clean too.
My main complaint is the feeding machines kept eating up our coins. We lost like 3 coins which normally wouldn’t be an issue but the coins are expensive.
Overall a great please to visit. Staff is great, place is clean and the experience is well worth a drive and the entrance price.
Written March 31, 2021
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Michael D
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Get out the house and through these doors!!!
Mar 2021
I frequent Sea Quest nearly every week with my 7 year old son. We have a great experience every time, even with the masks.
I see a lot of wasteful comments pointing out the animal enclosures that look too small. Honestly there are 3 that look this way; kinkajou, toucan, and sloth but when you see how they stay in their den, near a heater, or on a perch you can see clearly this is more than enough space for them to move around freely when they feel the need to play.
No animal should be caged but the workers do an excellent job to make sure they are well taken care of compared to many places we've been to or seen online when in captivity.
There is so much in this place and I hope they could expand to bring more love to the animals as well as the community that needs it.
If you have ever been to the Beardsley Zoo then you should not complain about price for what you receive with Sea Quest.
The tokens are $2 a piece or less with a discount or you buy more but you don't have to buy tokens to enjoy this place.
When you do think about the cost that is offset by the low ticket prices.
If you are visiting once or more than that you should look for the discounts that can save you around $4 per ticket and if you get a year membership you can get free tokens as well as pay for itself in a couple of visits that you will get to enjoy on rainy days (like right now, see you there!! Our 9th time in 2 months!!)
If you get a membership you also get discounts on tickets and possibly tokens or animal events.
I don't even want to write this review because I want this place all to myself but there is plenty to go around and you will love it.
Use common sense, if you have a child reaching towards an animals face... yeah they are animals... they can go for a nibble. No one of them is breaking skin.

I was critical before this place opened, before I had ever visited.I paid for tickets at regular price 2 times for my son and I before figuring out they had discounts in a simple google search.
In the times of Covid, this place is a godsend!
Get out of the house, come look at how these workers love their jobs, and share some love with the animals as well as make some new friends with the newbies who may be overwhelmed by the experience.
Be Seeing You!
Written March 18, 2021
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Heather C
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Great experience at Sea Quest
Feb 2021
Very hands on for the kids. Guests are able to enter and interact with almost every animal. Unique opportunities that are not usually available at standard zoos (kinkajou, sloth, kangaroo). You can use tokens to feed an alligator from a fishing pole, hand feed hundreds of parakeets in an enclosure, play with bengal kittens, etc. Walking through the exhibits, the staff was friendly and encouraged additional interactions including holding a python and parrots. We opted for the additional VIP experience which included 3 interactions and 6 tokens. My kids had an amazing experience swimming in the tank with sting rays, small sharks and tropical fish. They were then able to feed and pet the sloth and kinkajou. The facility is small and only takes about 2 hours to see everything, yet the experiences are truly once in a lifetime! I highly recommend!!
Written February 18, 2021
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Aviva0427
New York City, NY10 contributions
Yikes
Feb 2021 • Family
It’s a bit of a bait and switch. You pay to get in and then to do anything you have to pay more using tokens and each token is $2, and most of the more interesting things require 3+ tokens. But frankly, I was most worried for the sad, cramped conditions of the animals. It was smelly, crowded, and not well maintained. Not to mention how crowded it was for COVID-19. They have all these signs that say that everything was cleaned with the 19-step cleaning process, which is cute, I guess. Covid-19 - 19 step cleaning? But I find it hard to believe that there is any standard.

And it’s in a mall. No natural light, no ventilation. Not for the animals or the humans during a pandemic.
Written February 16, 2021
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cbbct
North Haven, CT48 contributions
Not enforcing masks or social distancing
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited Seaquest Trumbull for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. It was a rainy day, so we were looking for something fun to do that was inside. It would’ve been a fun & interesting experience for all of us, except my husband and I were so stressed out trying to keep our distance as everyone was clustering together, walking up right behind us or right by us, & not respecting social distancing guidelines. There were also many people (adults & children) not wearing masks properly or not wearing them at all. The staff walking around did not say anything to anyone about their masks or lack there of, nor did I notice anyone wiping down anything while we were there. There were also not nearly enough hand sanitizer dispensers for a place that is based on “touch & feel exhibits. We rushed out as we couldn’t wait to get out of there & get away from everyone. We definitely did not feel safe at all. We will not be returning until the pandemic is over. Very disappointed.
Written September 3, 2020
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Beverly61
Glastonbury, CT595 contributions
worth a visit for sure
Jul 2020
Saved a bit with a groupon purchase. In a mall which was a bit hard to find if you are not from the area. Grandkids had a good time - ages 4 & 11. They were def. short staffed as when we got half way around there was no staff visible. We could've entered a few spots that we probably shouldn't have entered and touched. Lots of different fish in huge tanks, touching area with canaries was nice. There were more touch areas but didn't know you needed to register 24 hrs. before. Bengal cat was waiting for a vet visit so we couldn't do that one either. I liked having one of the parrots climb my arm.
Written August 1, 2020
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Momof6
1 contribution
Nice place but exercise caution
Jan 2020 • Family
Overall a nice little place where you can interact with and feed animals. Beware of the pigs...they allow you to go into the cage and feed them but they bite. My three year old was bitten and I was horrified. Staff didnt seem surprised. The incident has happened multiple times before...yet they continue to encourage feeding the pigs.
Written March 4, 2020
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Dee
Trumbull, CT51 contributions
Not worth the party cost.
Feb 2020 • Family
I’m not sure how much people have to pay for a child’s bday party here but it doesn’t not seem worth it. There is a lot of down time for the kids to watch a movie. Then a brief trip through the exhibits with all the other people visiting followed by a very brief animal interaction. Then back to watching a Disney movie. While having cake. Not worth the money of having a party here.
Written February 17, 2020
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yanks250125
New Britain, CT56 contributions
Decent exhibits. Poorly maintained?
Feb 2020
Lots of nice exhibits for being in a mall and was nice for the kids to get up close to a lot of the animals. But they ran out of tokens (used to get the food to feed the animals) which had us waiting 30 minutes to restock. Also a lot of the feeders were empty so we couldn't feed them if we wanted to (maybe on purpose so they didn't eat too much?). Used a groupon to get in for $40 for 4 of us which was decent. Would go back.
Written February 17, 2020
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Bug
1 contribution
terrible terrible visit
Nov 2019
These animals are suffering immensely. No natural light, unfit and filthy habitats constantly subjected to people yelling, poking and prodding them. Innumerable animal deaths. If you have an ounce of compassion you will be disgusted by what you see. These animals are being exploited for profit. It is a deeply disturbing experience.
Written February 14, 2020
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