A Day In The Life: Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art in Connecticut

by Jennifer on August 28, 2012

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Recently we spent our Sunday at Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art in Oakdale, Connecticut.

There are many lovely nature trails to enjoy, as well as information about the flora and fauna throughout the trails but watch out for what might be lurking in the woods!

Dinosaurs abound! Near each dinosaur there is a board with information about the dinosaur, where it resided on earth and the period in which it lived. I personally, love that they spell the dino. names out phonetically for you. Phew.

Someone needs a manicure.

Some are friendly although I don’t think anyone is actually supposed to sit on them….

In the middle of one trail, you find a fun play area with a Maze and Dino slide that ‘eats’ you….

Back to the trails: Be prepared to defend yourself….Okay, not really but you can pretend.

There is even some opportunities for pure silliness as well!

And education at every turn…..

You can even watch the Volcano ‘erupt’ every hour!

After working up a appetite, we had lunch. I love that we are allowed to bring water and food into the park. However, in case you don’t feel like packing food for the day, you can purchase nibbles at the indoor ‘Cobalt Cafe’, Outdoor ‘Monty’s Munchies’ or some ice cream at the shop near the entrance/exit.

Once our bellies rested, we headed to the Splash Pad!

Playing in the water is not for kids only you know.

We also enjoyed the unique Monty’s Playground…..

Then we went a mining at Nature’s Art but I will save that for another post.

All and all, we spent 7 hours at Dinosaur Place and loved being able to create the memories and share the laughter in such a unique gem of an attraction. We went through the trails again after playing on the splash pad as well as conquered both play areas again, Next year we are getting a Season Pass for sure!

If you are searching for dino. deals, check here first.…now head out and be ready to Roarrrr!

Disclosure: We were given four passes to facilitate our review but the photos and opinions are my own.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth Atalay August 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

This place looks amazing! I can’t believe I have never taken my kids there before! I am definitely going to have to check it out before they are too old to appreciate it! Although I think even I would love it!

Jane Doiron August 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Wow! This would be a great place to take my 2nd graders. (But it’s probably too far for a field trip.) Great pics!

Gerry @ Foodness Gracious August 29, 2012 at 1:22 am

Oh my kids would be all over this especially my boy who loves the dino’s!!
Great time…

Sheri August 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

This looks like such a great place! I HAVE to bring my boys. It’s one of those things we have been meaning to do. After seeing all those great pictures…it’s a MUST.

Tera August 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

Ummmm I need to go here ASAP!! Thanks for sharing looks fantastic!!

Sarah B August 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Oh! I want to go so badly!! I did always want to be a paleontologist you know…. ;)

Debra September 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

That looks like great fun. :D

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