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Natures Art Village
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Nature’s Art Village

Open every day except Tuesdays
10 am – 6 pm

Premier Tourism Destination of Southeastern CT.
Open daily 10 – 6, closed Tuesdays until April 1.

Open every day except Tuesdays
10 am – 6 pm

Just 20 minutes from Mystic, CT

Discovery Depot
Discovery Depot
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Enjoy indoor educational fun with unique science activities.

Enjoy indoor educational fun with unique science activities. Check our hand-on attractions: Jackpot Mine, Thunder Creek and the only Geode Cutting center in New England!

The PAST Antiques Marketplace
The PAST Antiques Marketplace
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14,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, and crafts displayed on two accessible floors.

14,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, and crafts displayed on two accessible floors. With more than 90 antique and collectibles dealers under one roof, The PAST Antiques Marketplace is sure to have something for the collector in all of us.

Jewelry & Gifts
Jewelry & Unique Gifts
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The Artistic Jewelry Shop features an incredible collection of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind jewelry.

The Artistic Jewelry Shop features an incredible collection of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Find a wide selection including Moonstone, Amethyst, Amber, Jade, Topaz, and more!

Minerals & Fossils
Rare Minerals & Fossils
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Gemstones, crystals, fossils and more!

A to Z Mineral Shop is as much an attraction as it is a collector’s paradise! Real Jurassic period footprints from Connecticut River Valley. Real meteorites and rare fossils will make a perfect unique gifts for all ages!

Genius Museum
Genius Museum
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Take a step through time into the Genius Museum at Nature’s Art Village and enter a village of progress!

Take a step through time and enter a village of progress! Discover a timeless town displaying the rapid transformation of American technology over two centuries, along with the geniuses who created it all.

The Dinosaur Place
The Dinosaur Place

Closed for the season!

Closed for the season!

60-acre Outdoor Adventure Park home to over 50 life-sized dinosaurs on pristine nature trails!

Largest Dinosaur-themed Adventure Park in New England with over 60 life-sized dinosaurs on miles of prehistoric trails. Includes a Splash Pad® (A unique zero-depth Water Park), a dinosaur-themed maze, dinosaur caves, and Monty’s Playground, featuring T-Rex Tower.

Copper Creek Mini Golf
Copper Creek Mini Golf

Closed for the season!

Closed for the season!

This challenging 18-hole tournament-style course offers a one-of-a-kind Old West Mining Town theme.

This challenging 18-hole tournament-style course offers a one-of-a-kind Old West Mining Town theme. There are multiple ways to play every hole, so you can try new ways each time you visit.

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ADVENTURES YOU CANNOT FIND ANYWHERE ELSE!

Nature’s Art Village is an ideal destination for families, dinosaur & nature lovers, and anyone
interested in geology and paleontology. It offers a fun and educational experience for all ages,
with a variety of activities and attractions to explore.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES
• Dig For Gems • Mine for Gold • Geode Cutting

UNIQUE SHOPPING
• Shopping • Jewelry • Crystals & Fossils
• Toy Shop • Bead Shop • Antiques

THE DINOSAUR PLACE
• 60 acres with over 60 Life-sized Dinosaurs
• 1.5 Miles of Nature Trails • Splash Pad • Unique Playscapes • A-MAZE-Asaurus

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Copper Creek Mini Golf Genius Museum

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Gift Cards

Nature’s Art Village Gift Cards are the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Gift cards can be used at:

  • The Dinosaur Place
  • Discovery Depot
  • The Shops at Nature’s Art Village
  • Copper Creek Mini Golf

Gift cards can also be purchased in person at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut.

If Gift Cards were purchased online they will be mailed through the United States Postal Service to the address given at checkout. Keep in mind that it may take up to 7 business days to receive your gift card from time of purchase based on mailing address. If you have any questions or need to change the mailing address please call 860.443.4367. Nature’s Art Village Gift Cards do not expire. Gift Card purchases are non-refundable.

Events

Nature’s Art Village hosts a range of events throughout the year,
from beading classes and jewelry sales to a family-friendly Dino Easter Egg hunt and Earth Week.
Lastly, don’t forget to check out a month long Halloween extraordinary event called, Pumpkin Passage held every October!
There’s always something fun and exciting to do at Nature’s Art Village!

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Memory Wire Cuff Bracelet
Leather Wrap Bracelets
Saturday, Feb, 24th
Beginners Class
Come make a 3-strand Cuff Bracelet out of Memory Wire and your favorite 4mm beads. Call to register!
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Wire Wrapping
Wire Wrapping Class
New wire techniques are introduced in this class to make your own jewelry from scratch!

Saturday, March 2nd

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Bird Nest Pendant
Bird Nest Pendant
Saturday, March 16th
Beginners Class
What is more spring than a nest of cute little eggs! Come make this simple wire nest design and add any number of eggs to match your little fledglings or for an adorable spring design!
Call to register!
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Macrame Anklet
Macramé Anklet
Saturday, April 16th
Beginners Class
Just in time for barefoot weather! Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your creative side and make something special that you can wear all season long!
Call to register!
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Dino Egg Hunt
Dino Egg Hunt 2024

The 14th Annual Dino Easter Egg Hunt is back at The Dinosaur Place in Montville, Connecticut.

Unleash your inner T-Rex and hunt for eggs!
Get ready to stomp, chomp, and hunt for eggs like a real velociraptor!

The 14th Annual Dino Easter Egg Hunt is back at The Dinosaur Place in Montville, Connecticut.

Saturday, March 30th

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Earth Week
Earth Week 2024
Great family events at The Dinosaur Place! Live animals, science presentations, face painting & more.

School Break, Apr. 8 -12th

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