Great fun & Amazing Shopping | Nature's Art Village | Montville, CTNature's Art Village

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370

Nature's Art Village & The Dinosaur Place: 860-443-4367
The PAST Antiques & Genius Museum:860-437-3615

Natures Art Village

Nature’s Art Village: at a Glance

Welcome to Nature’s Art Village! We are Connecticut’s fastest growing family fun destination and we have an attraction for the whole family! 

Imagination Runs Wild!

The Dinosaur Place! Explore a 60 acre outdoor adventure park home to over 50 life-sized dinosaurs on pristine nature trails! Stop by New England’s largest SplashPad® (A Unique Zero-Depth Water Park), a dinosaur-themed maze, Monty’s Playground, featuring TRex Tower & more! Check out this 2019 article on us: CT Dinosaur Themed Splashpad!

The Dinosaur Place

Next, move your adventure indoors to Discovery Depot! A hands-on indoor activity center featuring a replica silver mine, a gold panning sluice and a southwestern-style fossil quarry reproduction!

Discovery Depot

Moving on to the other side of the village, pre-history becomes modern history as you leave the dinosaurs behind to enter The Genius Museum: A Village of Progress. Learn about the technology of yesterday as you stroll through a timeless village showcasing 200 years of American trades & innovations. Check out our newly added Steam Engine Exhibit, where the machines have been restored here by our staff and are fully functional for tours!

Steam Engine

Impulse buyers beware!

Home to the most unique shopping experience in Connecticut! Indulge yourself at The Shops at Nature’s Art Village with hand-picked gemstone jewelry, fossils & minerals from around the world, educational toys & games, the region’s largest selection of beading & jewelry-making supplies and much more! Don’t let the shopping end there, Nature’s Art Village is home to The PAST Antiques Marketplace, a showcase of over 90 vendors selling one-of-a-kind antiques, crafts & collectibles. The PAST Antiques Marketplace is proud to be Yankee Magazine’s 2014 Editor’s Choice “Best Antiques Stop”.

The Shops Natures Art Village

Get out and play!

The newest addition to, Nature’s Art Village, is Copper Creek Mini Golf! This 18-hole, tournament style, mini golf course is one of the toughest and well designed courses you will find in New England. 

Copper Creek Mini Golf

Located on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut or call 860.443.4367 for more information on any of these incredible attractions!

Click the video below for a tour of Nature’s Art Village.

Explore the Village

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*No Pets allowed anywhere on the property