Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie We bring history to life through first-person interpretation in our outdoor experience areas, as well as through interactive exhibits inside and out.

Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today. http://www.connerprairie.org

Due to the threat of severe weather, today’s Members Only Bash has been canceled. Please keep a look out for other mem...
05/19/2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, today’s Members Only Bash has been canceled. Please keep a look out for other member events as well as the various other programs, events and festivals we have at Conner Prairie!

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Our Members Only Bash is this Sunday, May 19 from 1PM - 4PM. As a thank you to our members, we’ve planned a special da...
05/18/2019

Our Members Only Bash is this Sunday, May 19 from 1PM - 4PM.

As a thank you to our members, we’ve planned a special day, just for you. Join us for our annual members only event. Play games, win prizes, jump and tumble in bounce houses, enjoy nature presentations, and more!

Register here: http://bit.ly/2HqlLpF

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MembersOnlyBash

05/18/2019
Conner Prairie - Memory Day 2019

On May 13th, 2019 we held our first Memory Day. #PhotoMW

This was a day for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to gather in a dementia-friendly setting. Our Memory Café's are smaller gatherings in the same style as Memory Day.

Our next Memory Café is July 20th: https://www.connerprairie.org/explore/memory-cafe/

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP @MuseumWeek

May 18th is National Armed Forces Day.In addition to the Conner Prairie Admission Relief discount, Blue Star Museums Mil...
05/17/2019

May 18th is National Armed Forces Day.

In addition to the Conner Prairie Admission Relief discount, Blue Star Museums Military Admission Relief will begin May 18, 2019 and last through September 2, 2019.

Complimentary daytime general admission to active duty military and up to five family members!

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Did you know Conner Prairie holds classes? These classes are geared towards adults and teens in a variety of topics from...
05/17/2019

Did you know Conner Prairie holds classes? These classes are geared towards adults and teens in a variety of topics from historic trades, to culinary skills, to the arts.

Find the class that's right for you: https://www.connerprairie.org/explore/classes/

International Museum Day is this Saturday, 5.18! With that, the ticket desk is handing out balloon ride vouchers to the ...
05/17/2019

International Museum Day is this Saturday, 5.18! With that, the ticket desk is handing out balloon ride vouchers to the FIRST 50 GUESTS thru the doors!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #InternationalMuseumDay #TicketToRide MuseumWeek

Conner Prairie is pleased to share that Program Developer, Kim McCann, is the recipient of the 2019 Frank Basile Emergin...
05/16/2019

Conner Prairie is pleased to share that Program Developer, Kim McCann, is the recipient of the 2019 Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship!

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We are pleased to announce that Kim McCann is the recipient of the 2019 Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship. Kim will premiere her story on November 3 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Thank you Frank and Katrina Basile for your generosity and support.

One of our friends, Willow Marketing, had the opportunity to visit Conner Prairie. Looks like they had a good time!#Conn...
05/16/2019

One of our friends, Willow Marketing, had the opportunity to visit Conner Prairie. Looks like they had a good time!

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What’s better than #WillowWednesday? Willow Wednesday with our friends at Conner Prairie! We had so much fun stepping back into time and getting out of the office.

It's going to be one of our biggest seasons yet!#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP
05/16/2019
2019 Symphony on the Prairie Season Lineup

It's going to be one of our biggest seasons yet!

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Check out the lineup for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 38th season of Symphony on the Prairie at Conner Prairie!

When was the last time you rolled down a hill without a care in the world?Museum Week continues with #PlayMW#ConnerPrair...
05/15/2019

When was the last time you rolled down a hill without a care in the world?

Museum Week continues with #PlayMW

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP MuseumWeek

05/15/2019
Conner Prairie Collections Teaser 2019

Museum Week continues! On the heels of #SecretsMW: Did you know Conner Prairie has a large collection of historical objects?

This short teaser video shows a behind the scenes glimpse of our over 27,000+ piece collection.

We will continue to spotlight items from our collection in the future.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MuseumWeek

05/14/2019
Museum Week 2019

We're celebrating #MuseumWeek all week! We'll focus on various hashtags that spotlight parts of Conner Prairie!

Discover more: https://www.facebook.com/events/591495264690402/

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

#WomenInCulture 👩‍🎨#SecretsMW 🕵‍#PlayMW 🎴#RainbowMW 🌈#ExploreMW 🔎 #PhotoMW 📸#FriendsMW 👥

Today Conner Prairie held Memory Day. Memory Day is a day for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and other...
05/13/2019

Today Conner Prairie held Memory Day. Memory Day is a day for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to gather in a dementia-friendly setting. Thank you to all the families that attended, it was a wonderful event!

http://bit.ly/2vt5Sbr

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We’re here at Memory Day at Conner Prairie! The band is warming up, and there are snacks and lots of community resources supporting those with dementia! Stop by and say hi!

Happy Mother's Day!To the world you may only be a mother, but to your family you are the world.#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverC...
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day!

To the world you may only be a mother, but to your family you are the world.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MothersDay2019

Happy #TeacherApprecationWeek to all our wonderful teachers! 🏡Do you remember the first time you came to Conner Prair...
05/08/2019

Happy #TeacherApprecationWeek to all our wonderful teachers! 🏡

Do you remember the first time you came to Conner Prairie? Was it with a teacher? Be sure to tell the teachers in your life how much they mean to you.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

It’s true! Conner Prairie has a ton to offer! Check it out! #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP
05/06/2019
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It’s true! Conner Prairie has a ton to offer! Check it out! #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Conner Prairie in Fishers, IN offers a unique setting for groups of all sizes to come together and connect with history, nature and each other. They have a number of indoor and outdoor spaces that welcome groups of up to 5,000. #eventective #eventplanning http://ow.ly/FYOe50u02Tp

05/03/2019

The weekend is right around the corner!

We have a lot going on including Shear Fun and various Make & Take's, Saturday, May 4th from 10AM - 5PM.

We also have Prairie Plates, Sunday, May 5th from 6PM - 9PM. Limited seating remains!

Discover more: http://bit.ly/2ZIU3f0

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

The rolling fog certainly brings a fresh beauty to the prairie. Stop on by and check it out while it lasts!We're open fr...
05/03/2019

The rolling fog certainly brings a fresh beauty to the prairie. Stop on by and check it out while it lasts!

We're open from 10AM - 5PM through the end of the week.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Memory Day at Conner Prairie is Monday, May 13th from 10AM - 2PM! Join us for a day for individuals and families affecte...
05/02/2019

Memory Day at Conner Prairie is Monday, May 13th from 10AM - 2PM! Join us for a day for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a dementia-friendly setting.

Memory Day at Conner Prairie is Monday, May 13th from 10AM - 2PM! Join us for a day for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a dementia-friendly setting.

Click "Going" on the event and invite your friends! http://qoo.ly/x4uri

Senator Richard Lugar, 87, who served as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975 and as a U.S. Senator from 1977 to 2013...
04/29/2019

Senator Richard Lugar, 87, who served as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975 and as a U.S. Senator from 1977 to 2013, passed away this past Sunday at the age of 87.

In 2009 Senator Lugar was honored with our Spirit of the Prairie Award during a special evening celebrating the exemplary personal achievements of each recipient! (Pictured below)

Today we take a moment to honor and celebrate Richard Lugar, one of our finest public servants, with a look back at memorable moments he shared with all of us over the years at Conner Prairie.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #RichardLugar #SymphonyOnThePrairie

04/26/2019

Come on our to Arbor Day at Conner Prairie! Free saplings are available today and Saturday, while supplies last!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #ArborDay

Tonight we're headed to the Chinese House for our Annual Meeting taking place at The Bluff's, our newly built event faci...
04/25/2019

Tonight we're headed to the Chinese House for our Annual Meeting taking place at The Bluff's, our newly built event facility attached to the Chinese House! And be sure to follow our InstaStories and live Tweets throughout the evening!

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Monday, May 13th from 10AM - 2PM, Conner Prairie is hosting Memory Day, a day for individuals and families affected by A...
04/24/2019

Monday, May 13th from 10AM - 2PM, Conner Prairie is hosting Memory Day, a day for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a dementia-friendly setting.

Discover more: http://bit.ly/2vt5Sbr

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Interested in coming together with other individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a dementia-friendly setting? Join Dementia Friends Indiana for a Memory Day at Conner Prairie May 13th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Check out the flyer for more information:

What's your favorite book?It’s World Book Day and Conner Prairie just loves to read! http://bit.ly/2URZSYPOur Store ha...
04/23/2019

What's your favorite book?

It’s World Book Day and Conner Prairie just loves to read! http://bit.ly/2URZSYP

Our Store has a fantastic assortment of books, check out our Instagram Stories for more!

Image from our Discovery Station.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #Fishers #Indiana #Prairie #WilliamConner #PrairieLife #LifeOnThePrairie #LenapeCamp #CivilWar #CraftCorner #1859BalloonVoyage #NatureWalk #TreeTopOutpost #RiverCrossingPlayArea #AnimalEncounters #WorldBookDay

Happy Earth Day from Conner Prairie! 🌎 Checkout this 360 Earth view of 1836 Prairietown. To continue the Earth ❤️...
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day from Conner Prairie! 🌎 Checkout this 360 Earth view of 1836 Prairietown.

To continue the Earth ❤️, join us Friday and Saturday this week for our Arbor Day Celebration! End your visit by getting your own free 🌳 to take home and plant (while supplies last)! Discover more: http://bit.ly/2URZSYP

We seek to Inspire Curiosity in the same way Earth Day inspires awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s nature environment! And we always turn off unwanted light. ⚡️

We encourage all of you to get outside today and explore our beautiful planet!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #EarthDay #Fishers #Indiana #Prairie #WilliamConner #PrairieLife #LifeOnThePrairie

04/21/2019
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny 2019

Happy Easter from Conner Prairie!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny was a hoppin' good time yesterday! Check out a short recap of the fun. We hope you can join us next year!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #Easter #BreakfastWithTheEasterBunny

As a reminder, the Easter Eggstravaganza has been canceled for today. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. The grounds a...
04/20/2019

As a reminder, the Easter Eggstravaganza has been canceled for today. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. The grounds are still open for our other activities! https://www.connerprairie.org/plan/

Prairie weather is a force to be reckoned with!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP .
#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #Fishers #Indiana #Prairie #WilliamConner #PrairieLife #LifeOnThePrairie #LenapeCamp #CivilWar #CraftCorner #1859BalloonVoyage #NatureWalk #TreeTopOutpost #RiverCrossingPlayArea #AnimalEncounters

Due to inclement weather, Saturday's Easter Eggstravaganza has been CANCELED :(However, all other activities will still ...
04/19/2019

Due to inclement weather, Saturday's Easter Eggstravaganza has been CANCELED :(

However, all other activities will still be happening 10AM - 5PM. Locations may change. https://www.connerprairie.org/plan/

This just in! There are additional seats available in the Overlook for Breakfast with the Bunny, Saturday, April 20th, a...
04/19/2019

This just in! There are additional seats available in the Overlook for Breakfast with the Bunny, Saturday, April 20th, at 8:30AM!

Call Guest Services at 1-317-776-6000 to reserve a spot!

Check it out! We're on the cover of the Current in Fishers!Fishers is a fantastic place, and we love being a part of the...
04/18/2019
Not just a flyover: Tourism continues to grow in state and county

Check it out! We're on the cover of the Current in Fishers!

Fishers is a fantastic place, and we love being a part of the landscape!
Read the current issue: http://bit.ly/2VRdLmx

#connerprairie #discoverCP

From food and music festivals to unique shops and restaurants to high-end golf courses and sports meccas, out-of-state travelers are finding more reasons to visit Indiana. Hamilton County especially is reaping the benefit of the state’s tourism growth, while simultaneously strategizing its own way...

Easter Eggstravaganza is THIS Saturday from 2-3PM! Bring a basket and hop over to our Easter egg hunts! It's free for al...
04/17/2019

Easter Eggstravaganza is THIS Saturday from 2-3PM! Bring a basket and hop over to our Easter egg hunts! It's free for all ages with general admission.

Take part in the Eggstravaganza (weather permitting) for children ages 2–12 and collect Easter eggs filled with candy, toys, and stickers. (There are equal amounts of each, and the candy is allergy conscious.) Egg hunts are divided by age group, so everyone has a fair shot at some treats.

From 2-4 the grounds will be open for various activities!

Featherston Barn:

Harry Hopper’s 4H Rabbit Club:
Visit with club members and their furry friends. Learn about what rabbits eat, how the play, and how they like to be taken care of.

How Does A Garden Grow:
Get your hands in the dirt and explore what could be growing in our pretend garden.

Build-a-Bud Flower Garden:
Build your own pretend flower. Take a picture of your creation and post it with #discovercp.

Prairietown:

Visit with the citizens of Prairietown and learn what spring chores need to be done in order to get ready for summer. Planting, cleaning, cooking, and feeding the animals are just a few of the things with which you may be able to help.

Animal Encounters:

Stop by the barn and learn about our Heritage Breeds and visit with the youngest members of Conner Prairie’s livestock.

Treetop Outpost:

Field Guide Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a copy of the Field Guide Scavenger Hunt at the Check-in Desk, then journey out to Tree Top Outpost. Challenge yourself to find and match all of the plants and eggs along the Nature Walk.

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“So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling is in full swing! Be sure to check out our Facebook Story to see wha...
04/13/2019

“So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling is in full swing!

Be sure to check out our Facebook Story to see what you might have missed!

Then stop by and meet our 2-minute poets! Give them one word and they’ll give you a personalized poem for you to keep!

Experience storytelling in all its forms today during "So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling." Be sure to fol...
04/13/2019

Experience storytelling in all its forms today during "So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling."

Be sure to follow our Insta Story today and while you're here, tell your own story as you participate in our latest festival via social media!

Be sure to tag us in all of your social posts and you may be a winner of a Conner Prairie prize pack!

Learn more about "So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling" here: www.connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/so-the-story-goes

We're excited to have writer, publisher, graphic designer and educator Victor Dandridge appearing during "So The Story G...
04/13/2019

We're excited to have writer, publisher, graphic designer and educator Victor Dandridge appearing during "So The Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling" today! You may know him from his own imprint, Vantage:Inhouse Productions, his weekly internet review series, Black, White & Read All Over, and the pop culture podcast, Hall of Justice.

Hear from him during his "6 Sentence Story Workshop" at 11 am and 1 pm. He will also be doing a Q&A from 2:30 - 4 pm.

While you're here, tell your own story as you participate in our latest festival via social media!

Be sure to tag us in all of your social posts and you may be a winner of a Conner Prairie prize pack!

Learn more about "So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling" here: www.connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/so-the-story-goes

Enjoy traditional bluegrass music and original tunes with Old Coyote tomorrow during "So the Story Goes: A Celebration o...
04/12/2019

Enjoy traditional bluegrass music and original tunes with Old Coyote tomorrow during "So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling."

While you're here, tell your own story as you participate in our latest festival via social media!

Be sure to tag us in all of your social posts and you may be a winner of a Conner Prairie prize pack!

Learn more about "So the Story Goes: A Celebration of Storytelling" here: www.connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/so-the-story-goes

Address

13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN
46038

General information

Conner Prairie is located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers, Indiana. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ConnerPrairie.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(317) 776-6000

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