Nature’s Art Village

Premier Tourism Destination of Southeastern CT

Great Fun for the Whole Family

Welcome to Nature’s Art Village! We are Connecticut’s fastest growing family-fun destination and we have an attraction for the whole family. Lots of things to do just 20 minutes from Mystic, CT!

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Things to Do:

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Santa in the Village
Weekend with Mr. & Mrs. Claus
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FREE EVENT: Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 4 - 6 PM, and on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1 - 3 PM!

FREE EVENT: Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 4 - 6 PM, and on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1 - 3 PM at Nature’s Art Village!

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 or collector in all of us.

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!

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!

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

60-acre Outdoor Adventure Park home to over 50 life-sized dinosaurs on pristine nature trails! New England’s largest 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
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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. In addition to being educational, we are sure that you will agree it is fun and unique!

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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.

Gift Cards purchased online 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.

Sun., Dec. 4th — Wire Rings Class
Sun., Dec. 4th — Wire Rings Class

Beginners Class. Learn new wire techniques and make simple (but oh! so cute!) wire rings. Materials: 21g 1/2 round wire...

Sun., Dec. 11 — Swarovski Christmas Trees Jewelry
Sun., Dec. 11 — Swarovski Christmas Trees Jewelry

So cute and sparkly! Come create these great gifts just in time for the holiday. *Kits will be available for...

Sun., Jan. 8th — Winter Tree of Life
Sun., Jan. 8th — Winter Tree of Life

Intermediate Class Twist and spin wire to create a wearable work of art! Materials: 18g, 26g round wire of color...

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 17-18 — Santa is Coming to The Village!
Sat.-Sun., Dec. 17-18 — Santa is Coming to The Village!

Free Event: Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 4 – 6 PM, and on Sunday, Dec....

Introduction to Crystals
Introduction to Crystals

Identifying Crystals and How to Use Them

In this class, we will look at some of the more sought after metaphysical quartz crystals and talk about their shapes and uses in meditation and beyond.

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