Third Annual
Pumpkin Passage

Weekends in October

Enjoy a Month-Long Celebration of Halloween at the Pumpkin Passage

  • Sunday:
  • Monday: Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Tuesday: Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Wednesday: Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Thursday: Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Friday:
  • Saturday:

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in October at 5:00

Nature’s Art Village, a popular destination for family fun in Connecticut, announced the return of its annual month-long Halloween celebration event — the Pumpkin Passage. 

Enjoy a family-friendly Halloween experience by exploring nearly a half mile of trail decorated with Halloween lights and sights instead of frights.

As visitors wander down the trail, they will be greeted by several fun and festive attractions, including:

  • Jack-o’-Lantern Junction: Where guests can get into the Halloween Spirit amid luminous pumpkins and gleaming lights
  • The Candy Corn Corral: Where candy corn creatures tend their haunted farm with their skeleton crew — intended for smiles rather than shrieks
  • The Graveyard Grotto: A ghoulish but giggly stroll through ghosts, vampires, and clanking bones — very photo friendly
  • The Nightmare on Raptor Bay: Featuring the Cowl Cave full of spooky secrets surrounded by the festively decked-out dinosaurs
  • Mythical Mysteries: A wonderland of unicorns, witches, and dragons
  • Ollie’s Outpost: Where guests can enjoy hot apple cider and children can explore an inflatable corn maze, bounce houses, and a 20-foot slide


Join us for our third annual Pumpkin Passage this October and create unique memories with your whole family!

Children (2-12) — $26

Adults (13+) — $23

Combo Package (on-site purchase only)

(The Dinosaur Place till 4 pm + Pumpkin Passage from 5 pm) — $40

Trick or Treat Night (Oct. 30)

Children (2-12) — $29

Adults (13+) — $26



On-site performers will put on entertaining hoop and fire shows. There are also festive games and activities — inflatable ax throwing, corn hole, marshmallow toasting, and “Who’s Your Pumpkin?”

Want free tickets to The Dinosaur Place next summer? Take a photo or a video at The Pumpkin Passage, tag #thepumpkinpassage and you can be the lucky winner of a free admission for the whole family for summer 2022.

How to enter:

Photo Contest Terms and Conditions:

  1. Take your best photo and/or video of you or your family enjoying Pumpkin Passage
  2. Share the picture and/or video to your social media (Facebook, Instagram or both) with #pumpkinpassage and tag us @thedinosaurplace
  3. A winner will be chosen at random each week (more photos = more chances to win)
  4. Winners will be featured on The Dinosaur Place’s social media

How winners are chosen-

  1. All the qualifying entries from the previous weekend will be compiled and chosen on the following Tuesday of each weekend
  2. Winners will be featured on The Dinosaur Place’s social media
  3. Winners will be selected at random.


  1. Odds of winning vary by number of entries received
  2. The prize is a family 4 pack of day passes to The Dinosaur Place for our 2022 season
  3. Tickets only redeemable at The Dinosaur Place during the 2022 season
  4. Non-redeemable on days of special events 
  5. Non-redeemable in conjunction with other promotions
  6. Cannot be exchanged for cash-value

Please note that some of our attractions are weather dependent so be sure to check our website and social media pages for availability.