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