your visit


Everybody's talking about their trip to Conner Prairie.

At Conner Prairie, the Indiana history you read about in text books becomes a vibrant learning experience full of activities for students and teachers to see and do. You can talk with the potter, feel the heat from the blacksmith’s forge, play games with the local pioneer children and help with the farm chores.

Our programs cover a wide variety of Indiana academic standards including inter-disciplinary curriculum for every grade level. Subjects including social studies, language arts, math and science are all incorporated into your visit. Students get the perfect mix of learning, adventure and fun all in a scenic and safe environment where our dedicated staff is always on hand ready to help you.

We know in this economy your field trip dollars are limited, so we try our best to keep your costs as low as possible by substantially subsidizing every student’s visit.

NOTE: To be eligible for school group rates, you must have 15 or more students in your group.

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An adventure awaits you and your students.

2015-2016 School Programs CatalogTo reserve your school group, view our School Programs Catalog, then call (317) 776-6000 to book your reservation.

Please have the following information ready when you call:

Number of students

School address

School & alternate phone number


Programs of interest

Time zone

NOTE: Reservations are required for all programs.

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Customize your trip based on your curriculum.

Create your own field trip adventure! Self-guided tours give you and your students access to all of the historic areas allowing you to cover a variety of Indiana academic standards, including social studies, language arts, math and science. Students will explore and engage in history bringing the past to life in ways textbooks cannot. Reservations are required. Please fill out the form below. Please note: if you make your Self-Guided Tour reservation online, it is not a confirmation of your field trip. You will receive an email from Conner Prairie that following week to confirm the date and time of your field trip.

Who: Grades K–12
Dates: April: Thursday - Saturday // May: Tuesday - Saturday // September & October: Tuesday - Saturday
Times: 9:30 am–2:30 pm (Groups scheduled every 15 minutes)
Length: 3 to 4 hours recommended for a complete experience 
Cost: $5.50/student // $8.50/adult chaperone (Teachers and school staff get in free)

Reserve Your Tour

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Be prepared for great things.

Here, you'll find everything you need to plan for your upcoming field trip. You'll find a check-in form, an information sheet for chaperones, a map of Conner Prairie with behavior guidelines, information on each historic area and suggestions for classroom activities to supplement your visit. Click on the image to the left to view an informative presentation that will walk you through everything you need to know! The link below will take you straight to the Teacher Orientation section of our site so you can get going. Finally, you can download a handy Teacher Orientation Packet here. Have fun. We're looking forward to hosting you and your students.

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We've got your lunch covered!

It's easy, you can pre-order a Prairie Sack Lunch for $5-$8 depending on the age group of your students. Lunches include your choice of sandwich, beverage, cookie, and chips or apple wedges. Pre-orders must be placed and guaranteed at least five business days prior to your visit. Payment may be made in full when guarantee is made or on tour date by credit card, check or cash. Outdoor picnic shelters are available for school groups. You will be contacted by one of our school tour coordinators to schedule your group’s lunch time. Indoor seating if not otherwise occupied can be arranged for in advance for a nominal labor fee. Ask your sales group contact. 

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All the details.

Payment & Cancellations

To be eligible for school group rates, you must have 15 or more students in your group. Pre-payment three weeks in advance is required for some programs. To receive a refund for pre-paid programs, cancellations must be made three weeks prior to the program date. Programs operate rain or shine. All times effective August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015.

Group leaders

For Pre-K–grade 1, at least one adult leader must accompany each group of five students. For grades 2–12, one adult leader must accompany each group of ten students. Group leaders are responsible for students' behavior and must accompany and supervise students at all times.

Conner Prairie Store

Take history home with you! Discover pioneer and history books, educational items and games perfect for classroom use. Students will love the toys, games and other souvenirs. Looking for pioneer clothing? The Conner Prairie Store carries costumes for boys and girls that are perfect for heritage days. Call (317) 776-6006 for more information.


Conner Prairie strives to provide an educational and fun experience for all guests. Please notify Guest Services if your group has anyone with special needs.


Conner Prairie is conveniently located just six miles north of Indianapolis.


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