Plan Your Visit | 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


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Plan Your Visit

Enjoy a day filled with educational fun and adventure at Discovery Depot & The Dinosaur Place!

Discovery Depot

Click Here for the Hours Page before visiting.

Uncover a special time with your family by interacting with our array of indoor hands-on activities. Children of all ages will love panning for “gold” in our Thunder Creek, unearthing for fossils in The Bone Zone, or digging for gemstones in our Jackpot Mine.dicdepotcollage

Tickets are available for purchase in the main building.

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To extend your day, check out The Dinosaur Place or the Gateway Museum!


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Outdoor Adventure

Open April – November
Discover a unique adventure and create treasured memories with fun family attractions you will never forget!

*Some attractions have limited hours. See Hours Page for more details. Tickets are available for purchase in the Ice Cream Shop.

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A Village of Progress

Open 7 days a week!
Click Here for Hours.

Explore an indoor village of progress, showcasing the 200 year growth of American trades. Featuring innovations from printing presses to potato planters, discover the technology that defined a nation.

  • The Barber Shop
  • Snap Shot Photography
  • The Print Shop
  • Steam Engine Boat
  • The Shoe Shop
  • The Laundry Shop
  • The Farm

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Hungry as a Dinosaur?

planfoodShould hunger strike while enjoying your day spent at Nature’s Art Village choose from a variety of food options available in the Cobalt cafe or one of our seasonal locations throughout the village sure to satisfy a roaring appetite.

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Places to rest your weary claws.

planhotelPeruse these affordable family-friendly hotels that are within a short drive. Many of these properties also offer discount packages that often include lodging, attraction tickets and even breakfast, so be on the lookout for a great deal!

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Explore local attractions.

planattractionNature’s Art Village in Montville, CT is conveniently located near countless other great activities in the heart of Mystic Country, so your family vacation is guaranteed to be as action packed or relaxed as you like.

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