Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Rd.
Fishers, IN 46038
317-776-6000
800-966-1836
info@connerprairie.org
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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:

  • Makesmith Workshop - This new permanent exhibit explores the fundamentals of creating through hands-on activities using textiles, wood, metal, pottery, and more.
  • Animal Encounters - Step inside the barn of a real working farm where you can feed, pet, and play with livestock while learning from their caretakers.
  • 1836 Prairietown - Step back in time and join a bustling community where people, animals, objects and daily routines are exactly the same as they were many years ago.
  • William Conner House - Enter one of Indiana’s first brick homes where you will discover the story of William Conner and how Indiana’s history changed at Conner Prairie.
  • Lenape Indian Camp - Live like a Lenape Indian as you toss a tomahawk, climb inside a wigwam and try your hand at fur trading.
  • 1859 Balloon Voyage - Soar high above Conner Prairie in a helium-filled, tethered balloon and learn how manned flight moved from dream to reality.
  • 1863 Civil War Journey - Immerse yourself in Hoosier life during the Civil War and enlist to help defend the state from Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his raiders.
  • Treetop Outpost - A four-story treehouse will be the centerpiece of this new experience, inviting visitors to climb to the top and take in the view. Connect with nature as you walk along the White River and through scenic woods and prairie terrain.
  • Discovery Station and Craft Corner - Create, climb, explore, play and pretend in a one-of-a-kind play area perfect for children up to age 8 that’s open year-round.
  • Conner Prairie Store - The Conner Prairie Store located inside the Welcome Center offers unique gifts, old-fashioned candy, toys, games, jewelry and more.

Indiana's first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Hours:
March 2-26:Open 10 am-5 pm, Thursday-Sunday. Closed Monday-Wednesday. Closed November 23. Indoor exhibits and play spaces are open. Outdoor grounds closed except during a select number of special events.

April 1-30: Open 10am-5 pm, Tuesday-Sunday. Indoor play spaces, exhibits, and outdoor areas are open. Closed on Easter, April 1.

Admission:
$18, adults; $17, seniors 65 and older; $13, youth 2-12; free, members and youth under 2.

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 $2 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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EVENTS

Prairie Tykes - Wool Wonders

April 26-27, 2018

Follow the North Star

April 27-28, 2018

Arbor Day

April 27, 2018

Shear FUN

April 28-29, 2018

Prairie Pursuits - Basic Knife Making

April 28-29, 2018

Light Painting

April 30, 2018

Mother's Day Brunch

May 13, 2018

Prairie Plates - Pizza Day in Prairietown

May 17, 2018

Adventure Camp

May 29-July 30, 2018

History on Tap

June 1, 2018

Science Camp for Girls

June 4-8, 2018

Science Camp for Boys

June 11-15, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Summer Series

June 15-September 2, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - The Music of Star Wars

June 15-16, 2018

Archaeology Camp

June 18-22, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

June 22-23, 2018

Maker Camp

June 25-July 6, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Star Spangled Symphony

June 29-July 4, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

July 6-7, 2018

Art Camp

July 9-20, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - The Beach Boys

July 13-14, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Strauss' Don Juan

July 20-21, 2018

Photography Camp

July 23-27, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Yacht Rock Revue

July 27-28, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - TBD

August 3-4, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Classical Mystery Tour - Music of the Beatles

August 10-11, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - ABBA - The Concert

August 17-18, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Who's Bad - Music of Michael Jackson

August 24-25, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - The Music of Tom Petty with Southern Accents

August 30-31, 2018

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Robert Randolph and the Family Band

September 1-2, 2018


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