Pricing | The Discovery Depot at 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

Discovery Depot
Hands-on Indoor Activities

American Express is not accepted at Nature’s Art Village.
All other major credit cards are accepted.


Thunder Creek

 $9.49 per participant
Upgrade to Deluxe!
For ages 2 and up.
Learn the technique of gold panning and find as many nuggets as you can in our gold sluice.
Keep everything you find!


Jackpot Mine

$12.99 per participant
Upgrade to Deluxe!
Recommended for ages 4 and up.*
Use your hands to dig for crystals and minerals in our replica silver mine.
Keep & identify all the gems you find at the Mineral Identifying Tables!


The Bone Zone

$12.99 per participant
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Recommended for ages 4 and up.*
Become a junior paleontologist as you work as a team to uncover a dinosaur skeleton.
Learn about the dinosaur you find and keep a kit of real fossils!

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Crafts Center

Crafts start at $4.00
Perfect for all ages!
Create a masterpiece of your very own in your unique crafts center. Choose from spin art, sand art, glitter tattoos and more.

Geode for PricingGeode Cutting

Geode with cutting start at $8.99
Perfect for all ages!
Choose your very own geode and watch it get cut open revealing its breathtaking center, unseen for million of years! Buy a friendship geode that makes the perfect matching halves for you and your best friend to share and symbolize your unique bond.

*For the safety and well-being of all guests, children in diaper/pull-ups are not allowed in The Jackpot Mine or The Bone Zone.

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Extend your day! Visit The Dinosaur Place outdoor adventure park and the Gateway Museum: A Village of Progress…

The Dinosaur Place

The Dinosaur Place

Outdoor Adventure

The Dinosaur Place* Admission Includes:

*Some attractions have limited days & hours, please see The Dinosaur Place’s Hours Page for details.

The Dinosaur Place is Open April through November!

For wintertime fun & adventure visit Discovery Depot at Nature’s Art Village!
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Genius Museum

A Village of Progress

Explore an indoor village of progress, showcasing the 200 year growth of American trades.

Admission Cost:          

Age 60+ $9.75
Age 18-59 $11.75
Age 5-18 $8.50
Under 5 Free