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!

Things to Do:

dinosaur park
dinosaur park
fluorescent minerals
jewelry shop
hiking trails ct
Art Contest
Nature's Art Contest!
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Win three tickets to The Dinosaur Place! For grades K-8.

Picture our Monty T. Rex on his Winter Holiday and win three tickets for FREE entry into The Dinosaur Place during the summer of 2023! For Grades K-8.

Bead Sale
Jan. 26-29 - Bead Sale
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Win three tickets to The Dinosaur Place! For grades K-8.

Warm up and stock up on beading supplies!
From 10% to 60% OFF.

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., Feb. 5th — Heart Pendant Wire Class
Sun., Feb. 5th — Heart Pendant Wire Class

Just in time for Valentines Day — come make an adorable wire pendant with love at its core!

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.

Bead Sale
Thurs. Jan. 26 - Sun. Jan. 29
Bead Sale
Leather Wrap Necklace
Sunday, February 12 • 1-4 PM
Leather Wrap Necklace
Bead & Wire Class

Beads & Leather come together in this simple-to-make necklace. Space is limited! Call to reserve a spot: (860) 443-4367.

Seed Bead Class
Sunday, February 19 • 1-4 PM
Superduo Bracelet Beading Class

Come and learn how to make a delightful bracelet in this Beginner-friendly class. Space is limited! Call to reserve a spot: (860) 443-4367.

Bird Nest Pendant
Sunday, March 5 • 1-4 PM
Bird Nest Pendant
Beading Class

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 reserve a spot: (860) 443-4367.

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! Space is limited!
Call to reserve a spot: (860) 443-4367.

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