Hours & Directions | 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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Hours & Directions

Destination Hours

The Dinosaur Place opens April 1st, 2017
Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Last entry allowed in 1 hour before closing

The Dinosaur Place will be closed to the public April 8th, 2017 from 10:00am until 1:00pm for our annual Dino Egg Hunt event. Advanced registration is required for this event. The park will open to the public on April 8th beginning at 1:00pm.

Attraction Hours

All open attractions are included with general admission*

*Weather permitting, hours & openings subject to change without notice. Last park admission/entry sold 1 hour before closing. Please call 860.443.4367 for more information on today’s hours.

Getting Here

The Dinosaur Place is conveniently located in the heart of Mystic Country in Montville, CT. Approximately 20 minutes west of Mystic, CT. Please be aware if you are using a GPS you may need to use “Oakdale, CT” for the town (Oakdale is suburb of Montville).

For your convenience parking is always FREE!  We encourage you to call 860.443.4367 if you need further directions or assistance.

GPS/Mailing Address

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike
Oakdale, CT 06370

From NYC, Fairfield or New Haven
I-95 North

I-95 N to Exit 74 (CT-161).
Turn left on CT-161.
Travel approx 5.5 miles to CT-85.
Turn left on CT-85.
In less than 1 mile The Dinosaur Place will be on your left.

From Providence or Mystic
I-95 South

I-95 S to Exit 82 (CT-85).
Turn right on CT-85.
In approx 7 miles,
The Dinosaur Place will be on your left.

From New London Ferries

Turn right out of ferry parking lot.
Stay in middle lane.
Take exit for I-95 S/ New Haven.
Take Exit 82 (CT- 85).
Turn right onto CT-85.
Travel approx 6 miles.
The Dinosaur Place will be on your left.

From Worcester, Putnam or Norwich
I-395 South

I-395 S to Exit 2 (Formerly Exit 77)(CT-85).
Turn right on CT-85.
In approx 4 miles,
The Dinosaur Place will be on your left.

From Springfield or Hartford
I-91 South – Rte 2 East

I-91 S to Exit 30 (I-84 E)
Take I-84 to Exit 55 (CT-2 E)
Take CT- 2 E (Norwich/ New London).
Merge onto CT- 11 S
via Exit 19 towards, New London.
Take the CT- 82 exit,
Exit 4, towards Salem/Hadlyme.
Turn Left onto E Haddam Rd/ CT-82.
Take first right off the rotary onto CT-85.
In 5 miles The Dinosaur Place will be on your right.

Middletown Area
Route 66 East

Take CT- 66 E to CT-16 E.
Take CT-16 to CT- 2 E
(left ramp towards Norwich/New London).
Merge onto CT- 11 S
via Exit 19 towards, New London.
Take the CT- 82 exit, Exit 4,
towards Salem/Hadlyme.
Turn Left onto E Haddam Rd/ CT-82.
Take first right off the rotary onto CT-85.
In 5 miles The Dinosaur Place will be on your right.