The Bone Zone | 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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The Bone Zone

Become a junior paleontologist and work as a team to uncover dinosaur fossils!

  • Work together with Dr. Bones to unearth and identify a dinosaur skeleton
  • Take home a kit of genuine fossils and an activity sheet
  • 30 minutes (15 min to dig and 15 min to learn and identify)

The Bone Zone activity takes place at select times each day (when Discovery Depot is open). If you wish to take part in this activity, please sign up for The Bone Zone you would like to participate in upon arriving at Nature’s Art Village. For today’s Bone Zone schedule, please call 860.443.4367.

Enjoy indoor fun at Discovery Depot and let loose your inner paleontologist! The Bone Zone is the perfect family-friendly children’s activity for all dinosaur lovers! Work as a team with help of Dr. Bones to uncover a dinosaur skeleton in our southwestern-style, replica paleontologist dig site. Have fun carefully brushing away the top layers of sand and gravel to reveal the dinosaur as it was actually found! Truly an amazing experience and a whole lot of hands-on fun for kids and adults to do but the fun doesn’t stop there… Each junior paleontologist takes home a kit of REAL FOSSILS and an activity sheet to continue your adventure! For the super adventurous junior paleontologist, choose the Bone Zone Deluxe Package which includes an additional large fossil from our special selection and an information card describing this bonus treasure!

The Bone Zone is recommended for ages 4 & up.  For the safety & health of all guests, children in diapers or pull-ups are not allowed to participate in The Bone Zone activity.

More Discovery Depot Adventures Await…

Combine Discovery Depot Adventures, like the Jackpot Mine, Thunder Creek & The Bone Zone, and save with our special package options!

Click Here for Discovery Depot Hours & Directions.

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