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Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are our most popular offering. Although we call them self-guided, our staff are stationed throughout the grounds ready to direct activities, answer questions and help immerse your students in the past. During your self-guided tour, explore at your own pace and visit the areas that meet your field trip goals. Each visit covers a variety of Indiana academic standards including social studies, language arts and science. Best of all, we subsidize every student's visit so you can get the most out of your limited field trip dollars. Advance reservations are required.
Who: Grades K–12 
Dates: For the rest of 2014, self-guided tours are available August-November 1, 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: $5.00/student; $8.50/adult chaperone
Teachers and school staff get in free.
Standards: Soc. Studies : K.1.1, 1.1.1, 1.3.9, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.1.8, 3.3.11, 4.1.2, 4.1.6, 4.1.8, 4.4.1, 4.4.3, 5.3.11, 6.3.13, 6.4.2,  8.1.1, 8.1.17, 8.1.18, 8.1.24, USH.1.3, USH.4.4, USH.9.4 Science:  K.1.1, K.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.4.1, 2.3.2,  3.2.6, 4.2.6, 4.4.1, 6.1.7, 7.1.2, 8.2.6, 8.3.10; Physical Education: K.1.3, 1.1.3, 2.1.3, 3.1.1, 4.5.1, 4.6.3, 5.6.2, 7.1.1, 8.6.2;  Common Core Standards - Language Arts: K.SL.1, K.SL.3, 1.SL.1, 1.SL.3, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.3, 3.SL.1, 3.SL.3, 4.SL.1, 5.SL.1, 6.SL.1, 7.SL.1, 8.SL.1, 9-10.SL.1, 12-12.SL.1: Indiana College and Career Readiness: K.SL.1, K.SL.2.1, K.SL.3, 1.SL.1, 1.SL.2.1, 1.SL.3.1, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2.1, 3.SL.1, 3.SL.2.1, 4.SL.1, 4.SL.2.1, 5.SL.1, 5.SL.2.1, 6.SL.1, 7.SL.1, 8.SL.1, 9-10.SL.1, 11-12.SL.1

Nature Programs

IEnhance your General School Tour with one of our guided Nature Programs. Grade Levels vary by program. See program description for details. Reservations are required three weeks in advance. Please call Guest Services at 317.776.6000 or 800.966.1836.

Habitat Hunt

(Grades K-2)
Habitat Hunt

Be an ecologist for the day as you investigate the different kinds of plants and animals in Conner Prairie's natural environments. Learn about habitats and how living things have adapted to make Indiana their home. Observe three different mini-eocsystems and record who and what lives there.
Dates: September 16-18, 2014
Times: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Groups of 25 scheduled every hour.
Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $2/student; $2/adult chaperone
Teachers and school staff get in free.
Standards: Science: Science: K.3.1, K.3.2, K.3.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.4,1.3.5,  Common Core Standards - Language Arts: K.RI.1, K.SL.1, K.SL.3, 1.SL.1, 1.SL.3, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.3, Indiana College and Career Readiness ELA: K.W.1, K.W.2.1, K.W.2.2, K.SL.1, K.SL.2.1, K.SL.2.3, 1.W.1, 1.W.2.1, 1.SL.1, 1.SL.2.1, 1.SL.2.3, 2.W.1, 2.W.2.1, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3


Living off the Land

(Grades 3-5)

The land we call Indiana has an abundance of natural resources that made it a good place to settle. Practice observation, inquiry and critical thinking skills as we explore our Nature Walk and take a look at those natural resources from the perspective of those that settled here in the past. Focusing on the forest, prairie and river, discuss how humans have changed the environment and continue to have an impact today.
Dates: September 23-24, 2014
April 23-24, 2015
Times: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Groups of 25 scheduled every hour.
Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $2/student; $2/adult chaperone
Teachers and school staff get in free.
Standards: Science: 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 4.2.4, 4.2.6, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, Social Studies: 3.1.2, 3.3.11, 3.3.13, 4.1.2, 4.3.8, 4.3.9, 4.3.12: Indiana College and Career Readiness: 3.SL.1, 3.SL.3, 4.SL.1, 5.SL.1. Common Core Standards - Language Arts: 3.SL.1, 3.SL.3, 4.SL.1, 5.SL.1

Other Programs

Churning Up Chores
(Grades 2–4)

Dates: September 18,19, 25, 26 & 30, 2014
October 9, 10, 14, 17, 23, 24, 28, 30 & 31, 2014
April 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30, 2015
May 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 21 & 22, 2015

What was life like for early settlers in Indiana? What did they eat? What sort of work did they do? Experience their world by doing some of the same chores they do every day, like baking on a hearth, churning butter and dipping candles.
Times: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Groups of 25 scheduled every hour.
Length: 90 minutes
Cost: $5.50/student; $5.50/adult chaperone
Teachers and school staff get in free.
Standards: Soc. Studies 2.1.2, 3.1.8, 4.4.1; Science: 2.1.2, 2.4.2, 3.2.6, 4.1.1, 4.1.2; Common Core Standards - Language Arts: 2.SL,1, 2.SL.3, 2.SL.1, 3.SL.1, 3.Sl3, 4.SL.1; Indiana College and Career Readiness: 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.3.2, 3.SL.1, 3.SL.2.1, 3.SL.2.3, 3.SL.2.5, 3.SL.3.2, 4.SL.1, 4.SL.2.1, 4.SL.2.3, 5.Sl.1, 5.SL.2.1
 

Seasonal Programs

Try one of our exceptional seasonal programs. Reservations required.

Indiana Arts Commission
Woodland Indians: Art and Culture
Grades 2 - 8

Experience the rich tradition and deep-rooted history of the Lenape Indians. Talk to members of the Delaware Tribe who travel all the way from Oklahoma to teach you about the Lenape culture. Attend six sessions, including an outdoor dance program.
Supported by the Indiana Arts Commission.

Dates: September 29-October 3
Times: 9:30 am–1 pm
Length: 4 hours (includes 30-minute lunch)
Cost: $6/student; $6/adult chaperone.
Teaching and school staff receive free admission.
Pre-payment is required.
Standards: Soc. Studies: 3.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.1.3; Music: 2.9.2, 3.9.2, 4.9.4

Prairie-Holiday

Prairie Holiday
Grades 2 - 5

Share in the spirit of goodwill as one of our costumed staff guides you through thi holiday adventure! The Zimmerman family's cherished coat has gone missing and their celebration won't be the same without it. Join them in the search through 1836 Prairietown. Along the way, you will meet townspeople who need your help preparing for winter and the coming season. Discover how their traditions compare to ours today. The program fee includes admission to Gingerbread Village.

Dates: December 2,-4, &10-2, 2014
Times: 9 am–12:20 pm
Length: 1 3/4 hours
Cost: $5.50/student; $5.50/adult chaperone.
Teaching and school staff receive free admission.
Standards: Soc. Studies: 2.1.4, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 3.2.5, 3.3.9, 4.2.6, 4.4.1;  Language Arts: 2.7.3, 3.7.1, 4.7.15, 5.7.2; Common Core Standards - Language Arts: 2.SL.1, 2.SL.3, 3.SL.1, 3.SL.3, 4.SL.1, 5.SL.1


Civil War School Program
Grades 4 - 8

Explore social, political and military Civil War topics by participating in six engaging sessions. Meet soldiers and a Civil War nurse, listen to exciting tales of both Northern and Southern spies and experience a real cannon firing.

Dates: May 14 & 15, 2015
Times: 10 am–1pm
Length: 3 hours (includes 30 minute lunch)
Cost: $6/student; $6/adult chaperone.
Teaching and school staff receive free admission.
Standards: Social Studies: 4.1.8,  8.1.24, 8.1.25; Language Arts: 4.7.1, 8.7.1

Note: If you would like a Civil War experience that includes a battle re-enactment and hundreds of Civil War re-enactors, consider a visit during the public Civil War Days on Saturday, May 16. With advance reservations, school groups of 15 or more can attend the May 16 program at self-guided tour rates.