Corporate Sponsorship

Since its inception in 1934 by corporate giant and philanthropist Eli Lilly, Conner Prairie has inspired curiosity and fostered learning in exciting ways for millions of guests from throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area, the state, the nation, and beyond.
Throughout the year…

…parents, grandparents and caregivers bring their children to Conner Prairie to explore and experience history, to view and participate with nature and the outdoors on the museum’s 800 acres, to learn from science that reflects the past, present and future, or gain insight into Indiana’s Civil War past.

…adults, no matter their age, come to Conner Prairie to explore new exhibits or revisit favorite sites, engage with nature, or partake in the a number of special and entertaining adult-oriented interactive programs.
…educators, too, know the importance and impact of a Conner Prairie trip for their students, as evidenced by the more than 50,000 students, educators and chaperones who visit each year.

Available corporate opportunities represent a full-spectrum of partnerships, in both scope and financial commitment.  As one of the country’s most respected and growth-oriented cultural institutions, Conner Prairie offers:

  • year-round programs and exhibitions
  • hands-on activities for children and adults
  • heritage classes
  • family fun and lifelong learning.

Sponsorships include:

  • direct engagement with guests,
  • marketing and promotional components,
  • opportunities for employee discounts and volunteer activities,
  • exclusive client/constituent events.

Corporate sponsorship reinforces your support of our educational and community-oriented goals, while reaching your target market.  


Sponsorship Levels:

Title Sponsor: $20,000+
Presenting Sponsor:  $15,000+
Participating Sponsor:  $10,000+
Supporting Sponsor:  up to $5,000

For more information regarding Conner Prairie Corporate Sponsorship opportunities contact Joe Hammer, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, 317.776.6000 ext. 292.

Corporate Partnerships

We’ve been very pleased with our Conner Prairie partnership. Not only has it been good for our employees and our business, but it’s exciting to support and be part of this Indiana cultural treasure.”


Nancy and Jay Ricker, Founders and Owners, Ricker’s Oil

Finding a “win-win” situation is always a good thing. And as Nancy and Jay have said, that’s precisely what they found in a Ricker’s-Conner Prairie partnership.

We know the same would hold true for your company.
Corporate support is vitally important to Conner Prairie.  But equally important, becoming a partner with Conner Prairie will open the door to experiences for your employees and their families, and clients – all year long!

We look forward to adding your company to our list of corporate partners.

Corporate Partnership Levels

Benefactor:  $25,000+
Patron:  $10,000+
Advocate:  $5,000+
Friend:  $2,500+
Supporter:  $1,000+

Benefits include, but are not limited to, employee discounts, special event and meeting space discounts, year-round on-site acknowledgement, web based acknowledgement and promotion opportunities.

For more information regarding Conner Prairie Corporate Partnerships contact Bill Jerrow, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, 317.776.6000 ext. 292.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to benefiting from the team-building that comes from volunteering together, corporate volunteers provide Conner Prairie with valuable support. Volunteer as a department, as individuals or simply as a company-wide way to give back to our community. By request, we can make a special presentation on your company premises to explain these opportunities to your employees. Please consider joining our corporate volunteer team!

Contact Jody Thomas at 317.776.6000 ext. 264 for more information.