I’ll admit it, when the original Jurassic Park hit theaters I saw it 4 times. I knew every line and every scene by heart. I had all the stuffed animals and at least 3 T-shirts. I became an official dinosaur nerd.
With the release of Jurassic World in 2015, a whole new generation of dinosaur fans was born – and we O.G. dino-lovers were given a rare treat. Whether your children have caught the dinosaur bug or you just want to sharpen your own prehistoric skills, The Dinosaur Place in Oakdale is the perfect weekend guilty pleasure.
The Dinosaur Place is a part of Nature’s Art Village – a massive learning and shopping center with a little something for everyone.
The massive adventure park offers more than 60 acres of fun and adventure.
There are more than 40 life-sized dinos to find.
Some are realistic sculptures,
While others are animatronic, rustling the leaves around them to help children find their locations.
The beautiful setting is enough to keep the adults entertained.
But The Dinosaur Place is all about the kids.
They feature New England’s largest splash pad
and the A”Maze”Asaurus labyrinth.
Inside, children are invited to explore Discovery Depot where they can dig for fossils and minerals,
Hands-on fun awaits in Discovery Depot at Nature's Art Village in Montville, #Connecticut! Dig for gems in the Jackpot Mine, learn about the crystals & minerals you find and take them home in a souvenir bucket. Visit NaturesArtVillage.com/JackpotMine or call 860.443.4367 for more details. #FamilyFun #MysticCountry #CTVisit #Minerals #NaturesArtVillage Discovery Depot Hours This Week: December 29th & 30th: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. December 31st: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. January 1st: Closed January 2nd: Sessions at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Open Weekends Year-Round: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Take advantage of fun photo ops,
And create their own jewelry or shop for educational toys at the massive gift shop.
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The Dinosaur Place encourages kids to indulge their natural curiosity and learn about science and history in a fun way. They are always offering specials like local’s appreciation, Easter egg hunts and fall festivals, so be sure to follow them on Facebook!