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

02/14/2020
Conner Prairie - William Henry Harrison

Join us on Monday, February 17, for Presidents’ Day with Free Day admission.

Discover more: https://www.connerprairie.org/presidentsday/

Spotlight: William Henry Harrison - American military officer, politician and someone who should've worn a coat: served as the 9th president of the United States in 1841. He died of typhoid, pneumonia or paratyphoid fever 31 days into his term (the shortest tenure), becoming the first president to die in office.

We're also offering $20 off membership if you purchase on-site on Monday!* Discover more: http://bit.ly/2UPcfn9

#PresidentsDay #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #WilliamHarrison

*The discount is only for NEW memberships, and is not valid on donor level members and may not be combined with any other offers.

02/11/2020
Conner Prairie - Teddy Roosevelt

Join us on February 17 for Presidents’ Day with Free Day admission. We will celebrate the Presidents with games, quizzes, crafts, parties, and more!

Discover more: https://www.connerprairie.org/explore/things-to-do/presidents-day/

Spotlight: Teddy Roosevelt - An American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, writer and soft speaker with a big stick who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909.

#PresidentsDay #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #TeddyRoosevelt

Play embraces spontaneity, self-selection, freedom to stop, happiness, active engagement, imagination, repetition and co...
02/07/2020

Play embraces spontaneity, self-selection, freedom to stop, happiness, active engagement, imagination, repetition and co-construction of knowledge. Play also means SLIME!

Registration continues for our 2020-2021 Preschool on the Prairie school year! Hurry and register your preschooler now before spots run out: http://bit.ly/2Pz12m7

3-day program is already full for 2020/2021, however we have a handful of spots remaining in our 2-day program!

#PreschoolOnThePrairie #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

02/06/2020
Conner Prairie - Abraham Lincoln

Join us on February 17 for Presidents’ Day with Free Day admission. We will celebrate the Presidents with games, quizzes, crafts, parties, and more!

Discover more: https://www.connerprairie.org/presidentsday/

Spotlight: Abraham Lincoln - American statesman, lawyer and comedian(?) who served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

#PresidentsDay #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #AbrahamLincoln

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀Spotlight: February 7: Playtime on the Prairie – Shadows (ages 0-2): http://bit....
02/04/2020

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀

Spotlight: February 7: Playtime on the Prairie – Shadows (ages 0-2): http://bit.ly/2tx9pIg

• Adventure Camp registration open: http://bit.ly/2s1pUvi

• February 4 & 5: Exploring Indiana History and STEM: http://bit.ly/2uiLlt0

• February 8: Children's Entertainment Series: Ruditoonz: http://bit.ly/319TdZR

• February 8: Prairie Pursuit Classes: Inkle Weaving & Beginning Lathe Turning. Register now for 2020 Classes: http://bit.ly/2NgLliP

• February 17: Presidents’ Day, FREE Admission: http://bit.ly/2UlcF4p

Discover what else is happening at Conner Prairie: http://bit.ly/2ZIU3f0

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Today is the last day of Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend. Today at Conner Prairie #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardho...
02/02/2020

Today is the last day of Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend. Today at Conner Prairie #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholders will gain FREE admission when presenting their debit or credit cards along with ID!

Visit museums.bankofamerica.com for more info.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MuseumsOnUs

Today starts Bank of America’s Museums on Us weekend! Don’t forget that today and tomorrow #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardh...
02/01/2020

Today starts Bank of America’s Museums on Us weekend! Don’t forget that today and tomorrow #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholders will get FREE admission to Conner Prairie when presenting their debit or credit cards along with ID.

Visit museums.bankofamerica.com to find out more!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MuseumsOnUs

01/31/2020
Conner Prairie - Collections Series - Ep. 1 - Dugout Canoe

Check out episode one of our Collections: Story Through Objects series where you will discover more about our early 19th century Dugout Canoe, a part of the Conner Prairie Collection. 🛶

Have your kids ever played in the canoe replica found in our Lenape Camp? We'll it's based on this original canoe excavated from a tributary near Conner Prairie on the White River in 1964. This tulip poplar canoe was believed to be owned by a fur trader.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

This weekend is Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend! Come visit Conner Prairie and #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholde...
01/31/2020

This weekend is Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend! Come visit Conner Prairie and #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholders will be granted free admission when presenting their debit or credit card along with a photo ID.

Visit museums.bankofamerica.com for further details!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MuseumsOnUs

☀️ 2020 camp registration is open! ☀️Discover more about discounted rates, register now: http://bit.ly/2RlgV0AGet a whol...
01/30/2020

☀️ 2020 camp registration is open! ☀️

Discover more about discounted rates, register now: http://bit.ly/2RlgV0A

Get a whole summer's worth of fun and adventure packed into one week!

#CampCP #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Registration continues for our 2020-2021 Preschool on the Prairie school year!Hurry and register your preschooler now be...
01/29/2020

Registration continues for our 2020-2021 Preschool on the Prairie school year!

Hurry and register your preschooler now before spots run out: http://bit.ly/2Pz12m7

3-day program is already full for 2020/2021, however we have 5 spots remaining in our 2-day program!

#PreschoolOnThePrairie #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

☀️ theCityMoms has your guide to Summer Camps around Indy and Conner Prairie's Summer Day Camps make the list! ☀️Get a w...
01/27/2020
theCityMoms

☀️ theCityMoms has your guide to Summer Camps around Indy and Conner Prairie's Summer Day Camps make the list! ☀️

Get a whole summer's worth of fun and adventure packed into one week!

Register now: http://bit.ly/2s1pUvi

Call Guest Services at 317-776-6000 or e-mail [email protected].

#CampCP #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

NEW POST: theCityMoms' 2020 Summer Camps Guide, presented by Indy Parks and Recreation has arrived! And we're telling you, you need this must-read in your life.

Special camp offerings are coming this year from:

☀️ Brownsburg Parks and Recreation
☀️ Conner Prairie
☀️ Heritage Christian School
☀️ Indiana Repertory Theatre
☀️ Indianapolis Art Center
☀️ JCC Indianapolis
☀️ The Little Gym of Carmel

What is YOUR kiddo's favorite summer camp experience? Tell us below! #hosted

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀Spotlight: Adventure Camp registration NOW OPEN: http://bit.ly/2s1pUvi• January ...
01/23/2020

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀

Spotlight: Adventure Camp registration NOW OPEN: http://bit.ly/2s1pUvi

• January 24: Playtime on the Prairie – Robots (ages 3-5): http://bit.ly/2pHIjMa

• January 25: Memory Café: http://bit.ly/35zJEDY

• Register now for 2020 Historic Trade Classes: http://bit.ly/2NgLliP

• Register for Preschool on the Prairie: http://bit.ly/2Pz12m7

Discover what else is happening at Conner Prairie: http://bit.ly/2ZIU3f0

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

01/22/2020
Conner Prairie - Adventure Camp

2020 camp registration is NOW OPEN! 💦🌞

Get a whole summer's worth of fun and adventure packed into one week!

Register now for Adventure Camp or one of our Specialty camps: http://bit.ly/2RlgV0A

#CampCP #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

01/21/2020
Conner Prairie - Preschool on the Prairie

At Preschool on the Prairie, we believe early learning is driven by child-led play.

Discover more: http://bit.ly/2Pz12m7

Registration is now open for our 2020-2021 Preschool on the Prairie school year. 3-day program is already full for 2020/2021, however we have a few spots remaining in our 2-day program!

#PreschoolOnThePrairie #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

2020 camp registration is NOW OPEN for Plus Level Conner Prairie Members and above.Register now: http://bit.ly/2RlgV0A#C...
01/21/2020

2020 camp registration is NOW OPEN for Plus Level Conner Prairie Members and above.

Register now: http://bit.ly/2RlgV0A

#CampCP #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Join us for a Memory Café on Saturday, January 25, 12-2 p.m.Discover more: http://bit.ly/35zJEDYThis is a welcoming, saf...
01/20/2020

Join us for a Memory Café on Saturday, January 25, 12-2 p.m.

Discover more: http://bit.ly/35zJEDY

This is a welcoming, safe, space for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any type of Dementia, and their caregivers. Memory Café themes center around music from days past, taking a short walk to one of our historic buildings* to do some 19th century hearth cooking, visiting our many farm animals, or dipping beeswax candles.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

#MemoryCafe #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

*Carts will be available for those who need assistance.

Have you or your child been to a Conner Prairie Summer Camp? It's a can't-miss experience! ☀️2020 camp registration open...
01/17/2020

Have you or your child been to a Conner Prairie Summer Camp? It's a can't-miss experience! ☀️

2020 camp registration opens January 21 for Plus Level Members and above, and January 22 for all others.

Get a whole summer's worth of fun and adventure packed into one week!

Discover more: http://bit.ly/2RlgV0A

#CampCP #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Interested in stories? 📖 Sure you are! We all are. Join us on January 18, from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, for Outdoor Excursio...
01/16/2020

Interested in stories? 📖 Sure you are! We all are. Join us on January 18, from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, for Outdoor Excursions – Lenape Storytelling

Discover more: http://bit.ly/3518qgw

This is an outdoor excursion to our Lenape Indian Camp where you will meet a Fur Trader. He will tell you stories of the wilderness and Frontier lore in a warm cabin with a cozy fire. Afterwards you will come inside and do a craft related to the stories you will hear.

Upcoming Themes:

January 18 – Lenape Storytelling
February 29 – Leap Year (Animals that Jump)
March 21 – Blooms and Bugs

#OutdoorExcursions #LenapeStorytelling #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

01/16/2020
Conner Prairie - Inside iscover Station and Craft Corner

Did you know Discovery Station and Craft Corner are open all year? 🎨

Open Thursday - Sunday, 10AM - 5PM.

*Discover* more: http://bit.ly/3aiDvj0

This indoor area is the perfect place for guests through the age of nine. Here you can create, climb, explore, play, and pretend! Children develop their critical thinking skills and have big-time fun at the same time. There's even a special area for infants. Whether climbing the forest-themed play area, dressing up like a favorite critter, or building a puzzle, this is the perfect place for families, all year long.

#DiscoveryStation #CraftCorner #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Join us on January 20 for FREE Admission to Conner Prairie in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 🆓Discover more: http:...
01/15/2020

Join us on January 20 for FREE Admission to Conner Prairie in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 🆓

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

We will spend the day honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and explore King's vision of what could be achieved through peaceful protest.

Some of the on-going day's activities will include:

• Tree of Dreams – Let Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech inspire you to add your own dream for the future to our Tree of Dreams

• Peaceful protest through music with Mr. Daniel – Mr. Daniel is back to teach and sing songs at 10:30AM.

• Anything Can Happen Theater – Role play with our staff on the stage where anything could happen

• Imagination Playground – Let your imagination run wild as you build and create

• Peaceful Protest Exhibit – What is the impact of peaceful protest? What does it mean to you?

• I have a Dream Speech – played in Lilly Theater

#MLK #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

01/15/2020
Conner Prairie - Teresa Altemeyer and Collections

Take a glimpse inside the Conner Prairie Vault. 🔒

We hope you've had a chance these past few months to check out the beautiful work done by artisit Teresa Altemeyer on our second floor. 👩‍🎨

In this video you will see Teresa's work and how Conner Prairie prepares an exhibit, takes an exhibit down and maintains our collection.

Also get a sneak peek of our newest ehibit on the second floor: From Field to Forest - The Nature Photographs of Thomas Mueller.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #Collections #Vault

Students are Exploring Indiana History and STEM today at Conner Prairie!Connect students to history and science through ...
01/14/2020

Students are Exploring Indiana History and STEM today at Conner Prairie!

Connect students to history and science through this fun, interactive program. As they rotate through several stations, students participate in science activities and learn how they connect to Indiana history. At each station they will work on challenges during which they will explore a variety of science topics and concepts.

Discover more: http://bit.ly/2t7YbtF

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #STEM

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀Spotlight: January 24: Playtime on the Prairie – Robots (ages 3-5): http://bit.l...
01/14/2020

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀

Spotlight: January 24: Playtime on the Prairie – Robots (ages 3-5): http://bit.ly/2pHIjMa

• January 18: Outdoor Excursions – Lenape Storytelling: http://bit.ly/2FxeNxa

• January 20: MLK FREE Admission Day http://bit.ly/2FFbGnj

• January 21 and 22: Adventure Camp registration opens: http://bit.ly/2s1pUvi

• January 25: Memory Café: http://bit.ly/35zJEDY

• Register for Preschool on the Prairie: http://bit.ly/2Pz12m7

• Register now for 2020 Historic Trade Classes: http://bit.ly/2NgLliP

Discover what else is happening at Conner Prairie: http://bit.ly/2ZIU3f0

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

01/10/2020
Conner Prairie - CP Clip - Donkeys and Sheep

CP Clip: Cuteness overload. 💗

During your visit to Conner Prairie, you might see our donkeys grazing out in the pasture. Although you may not interact with them, donkeys have an important job here at Conner Prairie. They help watch over our sheep and goats, keeping them safe from predators and allowing us to practice rotational grazing, which ensures our sheep and goat flocks have the best quality grass to eat.

While they are not heritage breeds themselves, our donkeys play a vital role in our historic agriculture program and are a very special part of our herd.

Discover more about our animals: http://bit.ly/2HxdSym

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #CPClip

Discover Preschool on the Prairie at Conner Prairie. 🧒 👦Their first week back included questions like, “Why is it called...
01/10/2020

Discover Preschool on the Prairie at Conner Prairie. 🧒 👦

Their first week back included questions like, “Why is it called Conner Prairie?” and statements such as, “I’m getting married!” 😂

Children have also explored many new materials including clay, chalk bits, worms, light panels, ice, sleds on the grass and cardboard stars!

Spots still available: http://bit.ly/2Pz12m7

#PreschoolOnThePrairie #ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀Spotlight: January 21 and 22: Adventure Camp registration opens: http://bit.ly/2...
01/07/2020

See what's coming up at Conner Prairie 👀

Spotlight: January 21 and 22: Adventure Camp registration opens: http://bit.ly/2s1pUvi

• January 10: Playtime on the Prairie – Cold Things: http://bit.ly/2pHIjMa

• January 18: Outdoor Excursions – Lenape Storytelling: http://bit.ly/2FxeNxa

• January 20: MLK FREE Admission Day http://bit.ly/2FFbGnj

• January 25: Memory Café: http://bit.ly/35zJEDY

• Register for Preschool on the Prairie: http://bit.ly/2Pz12m7

• Register now for 2020 Historic Trade Classes: http://bit.ly/2NgLliP

Discover what else is happening at Conner Prairie: http://bit.ly/2ZIU3f0

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Conner Prairie is looking for eager and dedicated people over the age of 18 to join our 2020 Core Experience Team. The d...
01/06/2020

Conner Prairie is looking for eager and dedicated people over the age of 18 to join our 2020 Core Experience Team. The deadline to apply is January 10th.

Fill out the application now! http://bit.ly/2FezNJ4

Volunteer in all areas of our historic grounds in modern clothes and costume. Talk about nature and science, explain Civil War field medicine, portray costumed characters in historic clothing, help guests with crafts and hands-on activities, play Lenape games, and more.

This engaging and rewarding program will connect you others, nature and provide a personal connection to history and science.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Today is the last day of Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend. Today at Conner Prairie #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardho...
01/05/2020

Today is the last day of Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend. Today at Conner Prairie #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholders will gain FREE admission when presenting their debit or credit cards along with ID!

Visit museums.bankofamerica.com for more info.

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MuseumsOnUs

Check out a recent podcast about Surrogate Grandparenting as an outcome of the Conner Prairie Youth Volunteer Program! P...
01/04/2020

Check out a recent podcast about Surrogate Grandparenting as an outcome of the Conner Prairie Youth Volunteer Program! Presented by The Grand Life.

It includes interviews with retired Conner Prairie interpreter Betsy Gerard and volunteer youth coordinator Sarah Morin.

Listen now 👂 http://bit.ly/39DZPUa

Learn more about our Youth Volunteer Program, submit an application, or apply for a travel and clothing scholarship here: http://bit.ly/2MDJaGb

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP

Today starts Bank of America’s Museums on Us weekend! Don’t forget that today and tomorrow #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardh...
01/04/2020

Today starts Bank of America’s Museums on Us weekend! Don’t forget that today and tomorrow #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholders will get FREE admission to Conner Prairie when presenting their debit or credit cards along with ID.

Visit museums.bankofamerica.com to find out more!

#ConnerPrairie #DiscoverCP #MuseumsOnUs

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

Monday 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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The Conner Prairie Story

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.

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While visiting family in Indiana, my niece suggested we visit this wonderful place this past Spring and thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone should come, bring your families and spend the day in this awesome living history museum and experience life as lived by our ancestors. I created this video so I could share some of the wonder that I experienced on my trip. I hope you enjoy! Thanks to everyone at Connor Prairie for all you do to bring our past to life!!
As always the Headless Horseman was a nice event for the family.
Is there a place to park a stroller while one is on the hay ride?
I’d encourage Conner Prairie to consider adding some signage to improve the parking experience during Headless Horseman. Signs directing to exit, some type of identification for rows to help find your vehicle, lighting along walk ways and maybe separate walking vs driving paths to improve safety especially at night. Otherwise we had a great time and love this event! ;)
You guys need to check your ticket policy for Symphony. Rejecting people with tickets after sitting in 3 hours of traffic is BS.
A few more pictures from Saturday...
Best membership around. My grandsons absolutely love everything there from the animals to the concerts. #LeoandLuca.
Matthew the blacksmith is awesome! We could sit and listen to him tell stories and talk about his craft all day.
We had an amazing trip! Thank you for an experience that all ages can enjoy!