Plan your Visit | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art VillageNature'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


Plan Your Visit

Enjoy a day filled with educational family fun and adventure at The Dinosaur Place & Discovery Depot at Nature’s Art Village!

Visit The Dinosaur Place: Outdoor Adventure Park!

Discover a unique adventure and create treasured memories with fun family attractions you will never forget!

Attention Guests: Our T. Rex Tower Playscape require children to wear socks for safety. Please bring a pair with you during your next visit!

*Some attractions have limited hours. See Hours Page for more details. Tickets are available for purchase in the Ice Cream Shop.


To extend your day, check out Discovery Depot and The Gateway Museum!

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Indoor Activity Center

Uncover a special time with your family by interacting with our array of indoor educational activities. Each activity comes with a unique souvenir!

*Check Hours Page before visiting. Discovery Depot is located in the bottom floor of the main building, beneath The Shops at Nature’s Art Village


Genius Museum

A Village of Progress

Open 7 days a week!
Click Here for Hours.

Explore an indoor village of progress, showcasing the 200 year growth of American trades. Featuring innovations from printing presses to potato planters, discover the technology that defined a nation.

  • The Barber Shop
  • Snap Shot Photography
  • The Print Shop
  • Steam Engine Boat
  • The Shoe Shop
  • The Laundry Shop
  • The Farm


Hungry as a Dinosaur?

planfoodShould hunger strike while enjoying your day spent at Nature’s Art Village choose from a variety of food options available in the Cobalt cafe or one of our seasonal locations throughout the village sure to satisfy a roaring appetite.


Places to rest your weary claws.

planhotelPeruse these affordable family-friendly hotels that are within a short drive. Many of these properties also offer discount packages that often include lodging, attraction tickets and even breakfast, so be on the lookout for a great deal!


Explore local attractions.

planattractionNature’s Art Village in Montville, CT is conveniently located near countless activities in the heart of Mystic Country, so your family vacation is guaranteed to be as action packed or relaxed as you like.