Pricing + Hours

What you need to know before coming to
Nature’s Art Village and The Dinosaur Place!

Nature’s Art Village

Many believe that we are just The Dinosaur Place and maybe they know a thing or two about our fossils, gems, and minerals but we are an entire village! Located in a little subdivision of Montville, Connecticut called Oakdale, Nature’s Art Village has something for everyone to enjoy so let’s dive into the basics so you know exactly what to expect.

Hours:

Open Saturday + Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm

Pricing:

Thunder Creek Gold Panning: $9.49 per person

Jackpot Mine: $12.99 per person

What you need to know:

  • • The Jackpot Mine, Geode Center and Thunder Creek Gold Panning are open on Saturday and Sunday only
  • • Currently The Bone Zone is closed until further notice
  • • Parents may observe free of charge

Open Friday, Saturday + Sunday: 12:30pm-5:00pm

Hours (all shops):

Open Daily: 10:00am-6:00pm

What you need to know:

  • Artful Gift Shop offers shoppers a wide selection of home décor items and unique gifts to choose from for a special someone or just for you.
  • The A to Z Mineral Shop takes visitors on a journey around the world, viewing Pyrite from Peru, Amethyst from Uruguay, Agate from Brazil, Chrysanthemum Stone from China, and the list goes on. The A to Z Mineral Shop is as much an attraction as it is a collector’s paradise. 
  •  Ancient Fossil Shop is a collection of prehistoric flora and fauna that will educate and entertain the entire family.
  • The Absolute Bead Shop is the largest beading supplies shop in New England. Choose from semi-precious stone beads, pearl strands, seed beads, Tila beads, delica beads, findings, wire, tools, books, and so much more.
  • The Artistic Jewelry Shop features an incredible collection of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind jewelry.
  • Ageless Toy Shop features everything from wooden toys to plush animals to crystal growing kits. From educational to pure enjoyment, the toy shop has a large selection of special toys for you to choose from.

Open Daily: 10:00am-6:00pm

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DINOSAUR PLACE MAP

Closed for the season. See you in the Spring!

  • • Socks and Masks are required on T-Rex Tower
  • • Foot coverings are required on the Splash Pad (sandals, water shoes, old sneakers etc.)
  • • There are changing rooms and you may also rent a locker for $5 (we hold your car keys as a deposit)
  • • We do sell socks and water shoes at the entrance in case you need them
  • • Our trails are ADA compliant and are stroller, wagon and wheelchair accessible
  • • We have a Monty’s Munchies snack bar in the park, but outside food is also allowed (no glass or alcohol).
  • • Re-entry is not permitted! Please, make sure you bring everything you will need for your visit into the park with you. You will not be allowed back in if you leave to go to your car
  • • Current discounts: Military discount of 10%.
  • • We do not have any coupons
  • • We accept only Visa & Mastercard
  • • Currently, we only sell tickets at the door. We do not have reservations or advance tickets. We are a 60 acre park with plenty of room and have never once reached capacity.
  • CLICK HERE to view our food menu

Closed for the season. See you in the Spring!

Pricing:

  • $11.99 per person (adults and children 6+)
  • $10.99 per person (seniors 60+)

What you need to know:

  • • No food or beverages other than water are allowed on the course
  • • Do not climb on anything or you will be asked to leave. If you lose your ball, ask the attendant for assistance.
  • No one under the age of 6 may enter the course under any circumstances. A toddler-friendly course (Pee Wee Putters) can be found on the grounds of The Dinosaur Place in Lapilli Landing.
  • This attraction is not included with your admission to The Dinosaur Place