Discovery Station -
Year-Round Indoor Play and Learning
Free with General Admission
Enter a world of imaginative fun full of costumes; play areas including a market, train station and pioneer garden; and loads of toys and activities. This kid-size town is perfect for young children and gives them plenty of room to free-play.
Parents jump in and play alongside the kids or enjoy comfy seating with other families. Restrooms and a Mom's room are nearby. Perfect for play dates!
All aboard! Collect tickets or climb into a train pedal vehicle for a turn-of-the-century railroad adventure.
Grab your shopping list and hit the market! Then become the shopkeeper and stock shelves, use the cash register and ring up customers with pretend money.
Old-Fashioned Indiana Basketball
Sink a soft basketball in a real basket (a peach basket) just like in the olden days. Try to bounce it off the barn wall for a winning shot.
Become a 19th-century farmer, train engineer, Victorian lady or farm animal when you step into these unique hand-made costumes.
Take your basket over to the tree and pick some apples. Unlike a real tree, you can put the apples back on too!
On the Farm
Milk Rosie, the pretend cow, or gather carrots, potatoes and onions from the garden. Fill the wheelbarrow and take your goods back to the kitchen.
Bake pies and bread in the wood burning oven, set the table for dinner or invite your friends over for tea.
Play AND Learn
Discovery Station has been thoroughly researched to meet the educational, social and developmental needs of young children. From cognitive, motor and social skills to imaginative play and problem-solving, Discovery Station touches on all of the crucial childhood learning areas.
Discovery Station is made possible with generous funding from the Conner Prairie Alliance.