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The Shops at Nature's Art Village

The Shops at Nature's Art Village are six amazing shops at one convenient stop covering over 10,000 square feet. The Shops feature a one-of-a-kind collection of fossils and minerals, the region’s largest beading supplies shop, an amazing artistic jewelry shop and a vast assortment of educational toys and beautiful giftware.

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The Shops at Nature's Art Village are one of the most unique shopping destinations in Connecticut featuring six impressive shops at one amazing location. With knowledgeable and helpful staff, wide-open aisles, and a selection that can't be matched, The Shops at Nature’s Art Village are a destination you will want to come back to again and again! Here is a small taste of what you can find in each of the six shops:

Artistic Jewelry Shop: You are unique! Shouldn’t your jewelry be? The Artistic Jewelry Shop, located within The Shops at Nature’s Art Village, features an incredible collection of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Find a wide selection of Ammolite, the only fossil recognized as a gemstone and Larimar, the gorgeous sea-blue stone of the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking for a Sapphire necklace, Ruby ring, Emerald bracelet or Amethyst earrings, The Artistic Jewelry Shop is your destination. Interested in the metaphysical properties of various gemstones? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can assist you in finding a special gem that is just right for you.

Absolute Bead Shop: The Absolute Bead Shop, located within The Shops at Nature’s Art Village, is the largest beading supplies shop in New England! Choose from semi-precious stone beads, pearl strands, seed beads, tila beads, delica beads, findings, wire, tools, books and so much more. We carry trusted brands such as Swarovski, Miyuki, Bead Smith and Euro Tool. And if we don’t have it, we will do our best to find it for you! Whether you are already an avid beader or wish to explore your creativity with one of our popular beading and jewelry making classes, you will find all the materials to create the perfect piece! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you find the perfect materials for your masterpiece. Stop by the Absolute Bead Shop and see what all the buzz is about. You’ll absolutely be hooked.

Ageless Toy Shop: Carrying the finest toys from well-known brands such as TY Beanie, Safari Ltd., Playmobil, Folkmanis and Melissa & Doug The Ageless Toy Shop, within The Shops Nature’s Art Village, is sure to have the perfect toy for children of any age! We carry everything from wooden toys to plush animals to crystal growing kits. Want the newest collectible dinosaur figurines? We have the area’s largest and most complete selection of everything dinosaur including dino-games, sculptures, figurines and more. (We are the home the The Dinosaur Place, if you didn't know) Looking for something for the entire family to enjoy? Try a puzzle from Ravensburger or make a volcano come to life with one of our amazing science kits. From educational to pure enjoyment, we’ve got quite a selection of special toys for you to choose from. There’s just no comparison, The Ageless Toy Shop is an educational and fun adventure all to itself. Let your imagination loose and find that perfect toy for your child (or yourself!) in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village.

A to Z Mineral Shop: The A to Z Mineral Shop, located within The Shops at Nature’s Art Village, takes you on a journey around the world, viewing Pyrite from Peru, Amethyst from Uruguay, Agate from Brazil, Chrysanthemum Stone from China, Tourmaline from Maine, Fluorite from Illinois, and the list goes on. Housing a spectacular collection of crystals and minerals for sale from every corner of the earth, including one of the tallest amethyst geodes in the United States, the A to Z Minerals Shop at Nature's Art village is as much an attraction, as a collector’s paradise.

Ancient Fossil Shop: Enter the Ancient Fossil Shop, within The Shops at Nature’s Art Village, and prepare to be in awe from the get go. Gaze at the amazing life-sized prehistoric skeletons of dinosaurs and fascinating flying and sea creatures in this beautiful two-story gallery. Enjoy our collection of pre-historic reptiles that will not only educate but entertain the entire family. A collector’s paradise set within a museum atmosphere, both children and adults are amazed by the many ancient wonders on display including fossil ammonites (prehistoric ocean snails mined in the Sahara desert), the awesome Triceratops life-sized dinosaur skeleton and Knightia fish fossils from Green River, Wyoming just to name a few. This amazing gallery inside The Shops at Nature’s Art Village is the perfect space to enjoy some of the most incredible wonders of the earth.

Artful Gift Shop: The Artful Gift Shop offers shoppers a wide selection of home décor items and unique gifts to choose from for that special someone or just for you. Whether you choose an amazing piece of hand-blown art glass, Italian handbag, or a perfect memento of your trip, it is sure to be unique. We carry items made by the finest craftsman and artisans from across the globe such as Glass Eye Studios, Joan Baker Designs, Kitty’s Critters and Mywalit. You will always find the perfect gift here at the Artful Gift Shop inside The Shops at Nature's Art Village.

Pricing: Free admission.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Food/Beverage Services, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Indoor Activity

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Location:

1650 Hartford-New London Tpke. (Route 85)
Montville, CT 06370

Hours:

Daily 10-6.

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