Although it’s been more than 66 million years since dinosaurs roamed the earth, The Dinosaur Place™ at Nature’s Art Village is home to over 40 life-sized dinosaurs situated in a pristine 60 acre outdoor adventure park. Stroll through over a mile of dinosaur-filled nature trails wrapping around the scenic Raptor Bay Lake. Access the nature trails by walking under the belly of a life-sized brachiosaurus, an immense creature that measures 75 feet long and 40 feet tall! Enjoy the state-of-the-art playground with 5 unique jungle gyms including the one-of-a-kind SpaceNet, designed exclusively for The Dinosaur Place™. Get lost in a"MAZE"asaurus, a dinosaur-themed maze where families can play together to find their way out by sliding down the mouth of a giant T-Rex. Jump, bounce, slide and play in the giant Jurassic Moon Bounce while encountering fun dinosaur-themed obstacles. For the brave, experience the Animatronic Dilophosaurus Encounter - it moves, roars, and more! You also won’t want to miss watching the active volcano erupt every hour and the vast assortment of educational “touch & feel - what am I?” boxes situated throughout the nature trails.
During the summer, bring along your bathing suit & flip flops and prepare to get soaked in New England’s largest SplashPad®, a zero-depth water park where dinosaur-themed water features delight children and adults of all ages. Just added in 2015, you’ll have to experience the Vortex SuperWheel, an impressive giant spinning wheel which pours thousands of gallons of water down on everyone below!
Have a dinosaur-sized appetite? Enjoy a variety of picnic areas – Yes, you can bring your own lunch! - or find tasty treats at Monty’s Munchies and delicious desserts at The Ice Cream Shop! Your prehistoric adventure awaits at The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut!
The Dinosaur Place is open April-November (weather permitting). Please Click Here for Hours & Directions. For information on the other Nature's Art Village attractions including Discovery Depot, The PAST Antiques Marketplace, The Gateway Museum & The Shops at Nature's Art Village, please visit NaturesArtVillage.com.