The Craft Center | 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 Craft Center

The Craft Center is available upon request during regularly scheduled Discovery Depot hours.

Best Friends
Furr-ever!

Create your very own Best Friend Furr-ever by selecting one of our stuffed animal friends and stuffing it yourself! Don’t forget to add a heart to show how much your new BFF is loved!

  • Over 15 different stuffed animals to choose from
  • Receive a Nature’s Art Village BFF Adoption Certificate
  • Receive a Nature’s Art Village drawstring backpack to carry your new BFF
  • Add-on clothing, outfits & costumes

Looking to have a birthday party based on this activity? Click here for details on our party packages!

Glitter Tattoos

Add some glitter and glitz to your next trip to Discovery Depot at Nature’s Art Village with Glitter Tattoos.

  • Over 50 tattoo designs
  • Many glitter colors
  • Styles for both girls and boys
  • Non-toxic and safe to use on sensitive skin
  • Waterproof and will last for several days

Spin Art

This hands-on activity will have your head spinning! It is fun and easy to do and teaches children about color, color mixing and abstract art. Watch as paints mix and swirl to become new colors. Children can create amazing, one-of-a-kind works of art—with every spin!

Spin Art T-Shirts

Let your creative side spin and create a one-of-a-kind piece of spin art with a little twist…YOU CAN WEAR IT! Imagine the look on your artist’s face when they see the finish product!

  • Easy to do
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Fun for all ages
  • A unique souvenir from your visit

Sand Art

The Sand Art is an excellent hands-on activity for kids of all ages. Sand crafts are filled with imagination, fun and accomplishment. The whole family can interact and make imaginative works of art as one of the many activities in the indoor hands-on discovery museum for children. Each child picks a bottle of their choice and cleverly layer colors of sand to fill to the top. They will have their very own keepsake piece of art that they designed to keep forever and be able to remember the fun they had at Discovery Depot at Nature’s Art Village in the heart of Mystic Country!

Our Craft Center is recommended for all ages, with parental supervision. Try some of the other hands-on activities in Discovery Depot like Thunder Creek, Jackpot Mine or The Bone Zone!

More Discovery Depot Adventures Await…

Click Here for Discovery Depot Hours & Directions.

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