Located in Fishers, Ind., Conner Prairie is a nationally acclaimed history destination. The outdoor museum’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science and encourages visitors to explore Indiana's natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. The museum offers several historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property, including Animal Encounters, open April-November. Indiana's first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Hours and Admission:
March 24-October 30: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; closed Mondays. $17, adults; $16, seniors (65+); $12, youth (2-12); free, members and youth under 2. $12, adults, and $8, youth, group tours for 15 or more (reservations required.)
November 3-December 18: Thursday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; closed Mondays, closed November 24. $8, adults, seniors (65+), youth (2-12); free, members and youth under 2; $7, groups of 15 or more.
December 19-31: Monday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; closed December 24-25. $8, adults, seniors (65+), youth (2-12); free, members and youth under 2; $7, groups of 15 or more.
January 5-31: Thursday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; open Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 16. $8, adults, seniors (65+), youth (2-12); free, members and youth under 2; $7, groups of 15 or more.
1859 Balloon Voyage: $12, members; $15, non-members. Paid general admission to Conner Prairie is required to ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage attraction. Balloon voyages are weather dependent.
Access Pass: Conner Prairie is proud to partner with other central Indiana museums to make family fun available to more area families. Families that participate in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps or Hoosier Healthwise Insurance can visit Conner Prairie for just $1 per family member per visit. Aides enjoy complimentary admission with employee ID or proof of employment.
Military Discount: Conner Prairie is proud to offer admission relief to military members and veterans. The museum provides free general admission to active duty, retired and veteran military members and 50 percent off general admission for up to five immediate family members. Military ID is required. This discount is valid only for daytime general admission.
Conner Prairie is also a Blue Star Museum. Because of this designation, the museum offers free admission to active duty military personnel and up to five immediate family members – spouse and children – from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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