Nature's Art Village

Montville, CT

Where are we going?

Nature's Art Village
1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike
CT 06370


What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Dinosaur Place: $16.99 - $23.99 + tax. Discover Depot $9.49 - $12.99. Museum $7.75. Mini Golf $11.99

Children: Same as adult, except Museum - $6

Discount: 10% military discounts

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

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


Any top tips?

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!

I’m Hungry!

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! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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