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

Hours: Open 10:00am – 6:00pm
Open 7 Days a Week*

*The Shops are closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Getting Here

The Shops at Nature’s Art Village are 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.