Plan Your Visit
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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.
Tickets are available for purchase in the main building.
To extend your day, check out The Dinosaur Place or the Gateway Museum!
The Dinosaur Place
Open April – November
Discover a unique adventure and create treasured memories with fun family attractions you will never forget!
- Encounter over 40 Life-Sized Dinosaurs on 1.5 miles of pristine nature trails
- Make a SPLASH in New England’s largest Splashpad®*(a zero depth water playground)
- Navigate through a”MAZE”asaurus and slide through the mouth of a T. Rex!
- Slide, climb and play on Monty’s DINO-Sized Playground
- Satisfy your mammoth appetite at Monty’s Munchies or the Ice Cream Shop*
*Some attractions have limited hours. See Hours Page for more details. Tickets are available for purchase in the Ice Cream Shop.
A Village of Progress
Open 7 days a week!
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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
Hungry as a Dinosaur?
Should 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.
Places to rest your weary claws.
Peruse 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!
Explore local attractions.
Nature’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.