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The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth the price

We read a lot of reviews that complained about the admission cost. I agree that it is not cheap... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southbury CT
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Well worth it for the kids!!

A little bit of everything for everybody. Trails around the pond on the walking trail with exhibits... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
Orange, Connecticut
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Fun Family Activities Encounter over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on our 1.5 miles of Dinosaur Trails in our unique dinosaur park, monkey around at Monty's Playground, get lost in our A"Maze"asaurus, and cool off at the Splashpad (New England's largest...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
+1 860-443-4367
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 21 month old Grandson loved his first visit. He loved walking around and spotting all the life size dinosaurs. We spent at least an hour in the playscape area, climbing, sliding and exploring. His favorite,hands down,was the splash pad. He loved wading around, splashing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandkids that are all under 10 love this place and ask me to go every summer. They love the splash pad and the maze. The playgrounds are great. There is plenty to do for an all day trip. They even dug for gold one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank michoffice8599
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for kids, playgrounds are great. Will definitely come back during August so the kids can enjoy the water park (sprinklers). Will recommend to bring snack and drinks.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank diany01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely plan a visit during the summer months as the price to get in is not cheap by any means, but with the playground, splash pad, maze, and dinosaur hike it is well worth it. Two hours for travel well offset the 5+...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kjordan3366
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend a trip to The Dinosaur Place, very entertaining for our four and six year old grandchildren. Lots to see and do. The volcano that goes off every hour is part of the attraction as well as the huge playground. The splash...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Slipper47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit with a 5 and 7?year old. There is a Dinosaur trail complete with hourly volcano eruptions, playground, huge splash pad, mini golf and an ice cream shop. That is a separate area and admission. The main building houses a mine,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sherri W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read a lot of reviews that complained about the admission cost. I agree that it is not cheap. But we had 2 kids (4 and 6) totally thrilled for hours here. For about price of a movie and snacks they were able to play...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DJ660
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the Dinosaur Place with our Summer Camp Kids. From the Splash Pad, to the Play scape, to the strategically placed Life Sized Dinosaurs located throughout the trails, this attraction is a great time for children. There is a nice picnic area, too as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank allisonb171
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

A little bit of everything for everybody. Trails around the pond on the walking trail with exhibits was very cool and interesting. Exploding volcano was a little anti-climatic. Enjoyed the large playground for the kids and splash pad is probably the biggest I've ever seen....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Trafficman968
Reviewed July 28, 2019

This theme park brings to life the jurassic period in a way that should engage kids of all ages. We saw toddlers on the trails that were fascinated by the life size dino replicas, and the woodland setting feels very authentic for their habitat. Everything...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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August 31, 2019|
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Response from DJ660 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - we went in nice weather and stayed outside. A big part of the attraction was the outdoor splash pad, playgrounds and dinosaur trails. They do have some indoor activities but I don't know that a November trip there with... More
July 31, 2018|
Response from Joanne A | Reviewed this property |
It cost us $100 yesterday for a family of 4, so I would guess about $125.
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June 28, 2018|
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Response from vhale1955 | Reviewed this property |
6 to 12 years old is best, but adults and teenagers can enjoy if they are interested in dinosaurs.