Did you ever think your next family day out would be spent on a 60 acre outdoor adventure park - with DINOSAURS!
That's right kids, The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village is where you can come face to face with over 40 life sized dinosaurs as you take to the walking trails!
Take a family photo under the belly of the 40-foot tall Brachiosaurus – the tallest dinosaur ever discovered, and large enough to drive a car under!
Stroll the scenic trail along the 7-acre Raptor Bay and you may feel the vibrations of our rumbling volcano, but don’t get too close … if the wind is right you may even get wet!
Not only that, you can take on the dinosaur-themed maze, as well as New England's largest Splashpad! Kids can play on Monty's Playground, or bounce the day away on the Jurassic moon bounce!
Don't miss enjoying some time at Copper Creek Mini Golf too. This outdoor mini golf course is a challenging, 18 hole adventure with a fun, Western theme. Suitable for kids over 8 years as it's more sophisticated than other mini golf courses
Also at Nature's Art Village is Discovery Depot, a fun hands-on indoor activity center for those inquisitive kids. They can enjoy a replica silver mine, try and find their fortune with the gold planning sluice, or check out the southerwestern-style fossil quarry reproduciton!
Make a stop at The Gateway Museum too, where prehistory becomes modern history! Kids can learn over 200 years of American trades and innovations - learning has never been so fun!
Did we mention that Nature's Art Village also has 1.5 miles of nature trails too for those active and adventurous families who want to enjoy nature at it's best.
With shops and dining too (yes, there is an ice cream too), Nature's Art Village is certainly becoming one of the hottest places around for that family day out!
Why not join in the fun!
Dinosaur Place: $16.99 - $23.99 + tax. Discover Depot $9.49 - $12.99. Museum $7.75. Mini Golf $11.99
Same as adult, except Museum - $6
10% military discounts
The hours of the attractions within the Dinosaur Place may vary from the opening hours!
The mini golf doesn't permit children under 6 years on the course. Anyone using the Splashpad must wear flip flops or water shoes, and anyone climbing the T-Rex Towers must wear socks!
If you do find yourself with those roaring tummies, there is the Colbart Cafe which sells pizza, and made to order sandwiches too! There is an ice cream shop, as well as Monty's Munchies with hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pizza and more!
Healthy Eating Cobalt Cafe sells salads, and vegetarian options. They also accommodate gluten and dairy-free needs in the Cobalt Café and Monty’s Munchies snack shack.You can also bring your own lunch and enjoy it at the many picnic tables! Make sure you take bottled water!
Their dinosaurs, “active” volcano and plant life each have educational signs posted nearby that teach children and adults about their life cycles, the time in which the dinosaurs lived and much more!
There are 6 shops at Nature's Art Village just waiting to you! There are beads, toys, puzzles, fossils, minerals, and lots of great gifts for everyone!
The first nine holes of the mini golf are wheelchair accessible, and those in wheelchairs play these holes twice. Also their paths are fully equipped for wheelchairs
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They have changing stations in both the women’s and men’s bathrooms
10am opening time, but individual attraction hours will vary. Mini golf opens 1pm in the off season
April 1 through Nov 25. Individual attraction days will vary
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