Birthday Parties | Nature's Art Village

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370


Nature's Art Village & The Dinosaur Place: 860-443-4367
The PAST & The Gateway Museum:860-437-3615


Birthday Parties

Fun, Food and Adventure All-in-One!

Celebrate your child’s next birthday by making it a fun-filled day of hands-on adventure in Discovery Depot at Nature’s Art Village in Southeastern, Connecticut. A hands-on educational activity, lunch and unique souvenirs are included in all our birthday party packages. We take care of the set up, clean up, food and fun, all you need to bring is the cake! With so many unique options available all including special souvenirs, you’re sure to leave with happy children – which make happy parents!

Birthday party space is limited and fills quickly so reserve yours today by calling 860-443-4367. Ask about discounts for Season Pass Members.

Discovery Depot Birthday Party Packages

Available year-round during regularly scheduled Discovery Depot Hours.
Party length: 1 hour 45 minutes

Discovery Depot Indoor Birthday Parties include:

  • Choice of child’s birthday party theme (List Below)
  • Age-appropriate hands-on fun and games determined by birthday party theme
  • Take-home treasures for all participating guests determined by birthday party theme
  • A dedicated party host for the entire length of the birthday party
  • Food for each participating birthday party guest. You can choose from pizza, hot dog and chips, or chicken nuggets and chips. Fountain drinks included.
  • Child’s name on LED sign outside of Nature’s Art Village (at time of arrival)
  • Tablecloths, paper goods, & utensils

Discovery Depot Birthday Party Pricing:

$250 includes up to 8 children
$25 each additional child, parents are invited to watch for free
Upgrade to a Deluxe Birthday Party Package for even more fun!
Click on a birthday party theme for the deluxe party information & pricing.

Reservation requires a $75 non-refundable deposit. Guests are asked to provide a final number of children attending the party before the day of the event. For each child who does not show, guests are subject to be charged $12.99 fee. Add any additional Discovery Depot Indoor Activity or The Dinosaur Place Outdoor Adventure Admission for 10% off regular cost when having a birthday party at Nature’s Art Village!

Discovery Depot Party Themes

Choose from a wide range of themes for your Discovery Depot child’s birthday party!
We recommend you choose the theme based on the age of the majority of the children who will be attending the party.

+- Best Friends Furr-ever! - Ages 2 & up

Regular Best Friends Furr-ever:

Dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago, but today many amazing animals are close to a similar fate! This birthday party theme will educate your child and his/her friends on Earth’s endangered animals while they create their very own stuffed animal to be their new best friend furr-ever! Each child attending the birthday party will create a furry BFF stuffed animal and receive a “adoption certificate” commemorating their new friendship along with a Nature’s Art Village drawstring bag to carry their new BFF. The birthday child will get a free birthday t-shirt for his/her stuffed animal friend to wear.

Deluxe Best Friends Furr-ever:
Deluxe Pricing: 
$430.00 includes up to 8 children
Each additional child is $42.00

Upgrade to the Deluxe Best Friends Furr-ever Party and receive everything in the Regular Best Friends Furr-ever Party plus much more: Each child attending the party will receive a t-shirt for their new stuffed animal friend, an endangered animal bookmark and an animal-themed goody bag. Plus, The birthday child will receive a REAL animal adoption from the World Wildlife Foundation (including a certificate, additional stuffed animal and carrying bag) and a $10 gift card to Nature’s Art Village.  

+- Dino-mite Dinos - Ages 4 & up

Regular Dino-mite Dinos:

Get hands-on and learn about dinosaurs with this birthday party theme! Pass around real dinosaur teeth and claws, play dinosaur-themed games and take home a bucket of crystals, minerals & tumbled stones you unearth in our Jackpot Mine! After you mine for your gems, you can identify each stone you found at the mineral IDing tables before enjoying your lunch.

Deluxe Dino-mite Dinos:
Deluxe Pricing: 
$430.00 includes up to 8 children
Each additional child is $42.00

Upgrade to the Deluxe Dino-mite Dinos Party and receive everything in the Regular Dino-mite Dinos Party and much more: Each child attending the party will receive a Miner’s Helmet with working LED light, 20% more mining time in the Jackpot Mine and a dinosaur-themed goody bag. Plus, the birthday child will receive an extra large tumbled stone and a $10 gift card to Nature’s Art Village.

+- Fabulous Fossils - Ages 4 & up

Regular Fabulous Fossils:

Become a junior paleontologist and unearth a dinosaur skeleton in the Bone Zone; learn about the dinosaur you uncover as well as how fossils are formed; handle a variety of real land & sea fossils and receive a collection of real fossils in a special collector’s box for each party guest to take home.

Deluxe Fabulous Fossils:
Deluxe Pricing: 
$430.00 includes up to 8 children
Each additional child is $42.00

Upgrade to the Deluxe Fabulous Fossils Party and receive everything in the Regular Fabulous Fossils Party and much more: Each child attending the party will receive a bonus deluxe-sized fossil, a fossil excavation kit and a paleontology themed goody bag. Plus, the birthday child will receive a paleontologist t-shirt and a $10 gift card to Nature’s Art Village. 

+- Radical Rocks - Ages 4 & up

Regular Radical Rocks:

Handle radical mineral specimens while learning all the cool ways we use them in everyday life, play geology-themed games take home a bucket of crystals, minerals & tumbled stones you unearth in our Jackpot Mine!

Deluxe Radical Rocks:
Deluxe Pricing: 
$430.00 includes up to 8 children
Each additional child is $42.00

Upgrade to the Deluxe Radical Rocks Party and receive everything in the Regular Radical Rocks Party and much more: Each child attending the party will receive a Miner’s Helmet with working LED light, 20% more mining time in the Jackpot Mine and a geology-themed goody bag. Plus, the birthday child will receive an extra large tumbled stone and a $10 gift card to Nature’s Art Village.

+- Precious Princess - Ages 3-7

Regular Precious Princess:

Your princess deserves a birthday party she’ll treasure! Learn about beautiful gemstones and precious birthstones while creating a princess crown, magic wand, “love potion” sand art and enjoy a princess “tea” party with real teacups!

Deluxe Precious Princess:
Deluxe Pricing: 
$375.00 includes up to 8 children
Each additional child is $35.00

Upgrade to the Deluxe Precious Princess Party and receive everything in the Regular Precious Princess Party and much more: Each child attending the party will receive a “Crown Jewel” and a princess themed goody bag. Plus, the birthday girl will receive a princess jewelry box and a $10 gift card to Nature’s Art Village.

+- Rags to Riches - Ages 4 & up

Regular Rags to Riches:

You’ll shout, “Eureka!” with this birthday theme as you travel back in time to 1849, the time of the Gold Rush, and pan for “gold” in Thunder Creek, get hands-on with amazing mineral samples and discover the difference between pyrite (“fool’s gold”) and real gold.

Deluxe Rags to Riches:
Deluxe Pricing: 
$375.00 includes up to 8 children
Each additional child is $35.00

Upgrade to the Deluxe Rags to Riches Party and receive everything in the Regular Rags to Riches Party and much more: Each child attending the party will receive a gold pan to take home, a extra-large pyrite nugget and a “Gold Rush”-themed goody bag. Plus, the birthday child will receive a glass diamond (hidden in the creek for them to uncover) and a $10 gift card to Nature’s Art Village. 

Prices and information subject to change without notice.