Okay, the weather this summer has been, well, New England weather, to say the least! Some days have been stormy, but many have turned out to be A-OK, so come on out with your family this summer, and enjoy some quality time together regardless of the forecast!
Outdoor Adventure at the Dinosaur Place is an attraction on its own. The life size dinosaurs are always entertaining, New England’s largest aquatic playground called Monty’s SPLASHPAD® is guaranteed fun in the summer heat and the playscape speaks for itself. But did you know that The Dinosaur Place offers a day full of fun indoors even if the weather outside isn’t great?
Once you walk into Nature’s Art, your eyes will widen with excitement at the unique items located in the gift shop. Shop around within the jewelry and gift section before you check out the toys and of course, dinosaur related merchandise. Browse in the Fossil and Mineral Gallery, surrounded by life-sized prehistoric skeletons and breathtaking crystals from the four corners of the globe. Check out the Cobalt Café and grab lunch or a coffee during your visit.
Downstairs is the indoor Activity Center. There, children and adults of any age will have a blast with a plethora of educational fun! Children and adults love to dig for gems in Jackpot Mine or Pan for Gold in Thunder Creek, keeping all the treasures that they find as a souvenir of a great day! Take an adventure in paleontology and unearth a dinosaur skeleton in our Bone Zone, receiving a collection of genuine fossils to take home! Create something memorable while participating in the Arts and Crafts Station that offers Sand, Candle and Spin Art. How about being the first to see what’s inside an ancient volcanic gas bubble that is more than millions of years old? In the Activity Center these gas bubbles, otherwise known as geodes, are available for sale, cutting included. The amazement is unleashed after you pick the lucky bubble, cut it open and be the first to see what’s inside.
If you can’t make it for the entire day, consider taking advantage of the August special, Monty’s Strike it Rich Deal. Offered after 3pm, the child package includes a ticket to Pan for Gold, admission to Outdoor Adventure including the SPLASHPAD®, and a gift card for $4.50, all for only $20, it’s a value of $30! Parents receive discounted outdoor admission of $14, a value of $18. So, don’t let those long afternoons of summer drag, visit The Dinosaur Place and “Strike it Rich” after 3pm!
For even more fantastic family fun, be sure to check out nearby attractions in the Mystic Country region of CT. Spend the day at New England’s finest beach and boardwalk, Ocean Beach Park in New London, or enjoy a trip through history on the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat ride in Essex, … the possibilities are endless- visit www.mysticcountry.com for ideas!
The Dinosaur Place is located at 1650 Hartford-New London Tpke., Oakdale. Call 860.443.4367 or visit our website for hours, admission prices and special events: www.thedinosaurplace.com . See you soon!
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