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Special Interest Programs I Seasonal Programs

Self-Guided Tours

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 a textbook cannot. Reservations required.
Who: Grades K–12
Dates: April: Thurs.–Sat.
May: Tues.-Sat.
September & October: Tues.–Sat.
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, 2.1.2, 3.1.6, 4.1.2, 4.1.6, 5.3.11, 6.1.21, 7.4.2, 8.1.28, WG.4.3, USH.1.2; 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;  Language Arts: K.7.1, 1.7.3, 2.7.4, 3.7.15, 4.7.1, 4.7.16, 5.7.1, 6.7.2, 7.7.1, 8.7.8, 11.7.12; Physical Education: K.1.3, 1.1.3, 2.1.3, 3.1.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.4, 4.5.1, 4.6.3, 5.6.2, 7.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.5.1, 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

Special Interest Programs

Immerse your students in history with fun, interactive special interest programs. Students will dive into the history of early Indiana with the guidance of a Conner Prairie staff member. Read about the programs below. Reservations required.

Dates: April: Thurs.–Fri.
May: Tues.-Fri.
October: Tues.–Fri.
Times: 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Groups of 25 scheduled for each program.
Length: 1 1/2 hours unless otherwise noted
Cost: $5.50/student; $5.50/adult chaperone
Teachers and school staff receive free admission.
Pre-payment is required.
Add a Self-Guided Tour for just $4.00/student and $8.50/adult.

Habitat Hunt

(Grades K-2)

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 17-19
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: K.3.1, K.3.2, K.3.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.4, 1.3.5; Language Arts: K.RI.1.1, K.SL.1, K.SL.3, 1.SL.1, 1.SL.3, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.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; Language Arts: 3.SL.1, 3.SL.3, 4.SL.1, 5.SL.1, Social Studies: 3.1.2, 3.3.11, 4.1.2, 4.3.8, 4.3.9 


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, 3.1.2, 4.4.1; Science 2.1.2, 2.4.2, 3.2.6, 4.1.1, 4.1.2; Language Arts 2.7.4, 2.7.13, 3.7.15, 4.7.1


 

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Seasonal Programs

Try one of our exceptional seasonal programs. Reservations required.

Gone for a Soldier
(Grades 4 & 8)

Immerse Discover what soldier life was like off the battlefield through participating in drills, pitching tents, and exploring typical pastimes. Gain an appreciation of the hardships pf soldier life as you await your marching orders. This program is booked as an add-on to a self-guided tour.

Dates: April 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2014

Times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $2/student; $2/adult chaperone.
Teaching and school staff receive free admission.
Standards: Soc. Studies: 4.1.8, 4.2.6, 8.1.21, 8.1.21, 8.1.31, 8.2.2, 8.2.4; Physical Education: 4.1.4, 4.6.3, 8.1.2, 8.6.2; Common Core - Language Arts: 4.SL.1, 8.SL.1

Indiana Arts CommissionWoodland 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 30-October 4
Times: 9:30 am–1:30 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: 2.2.4, 3.1.1, 4.1.2, 8.1.1; Music: 2.9.2, 3.9.2, 4.9.4

Prairie-Holiday

Prairie Holiday
Grades 2 - 6

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, 3, 4, 10, 11 & 12, 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, 4.2.6, 8.1.21, 8.1.28; 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 17. With advance reservations, school groups of 15 or more can attend the May 17 program at self-guided tour rates.