Step back in time and join a bustling community where people, animals, objects, and daily routines are exactly the same as they were over 150 years ago.
Soar high above Conner Prairie in a helium-filled balloon, and learn how manned flight moved from dream to reality.
Immerse yourself in Hoosier life during the Civil War and enlist to help defend the state from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders.
Live like a Lenape Indian as you toss a tomahawk, climb inside a wigwam, and try your hand at fur trading in Conner Prairie’s earliest historical area.
Step inside the barn of a real working farm, where you can feed, pet, and play with livestock, while learning from their caretakers.
Enter one of Indiana's first brick homes where you can discover the story of William Conner and how Indiana's history changed here.
Connect with nature and play freely in a 4-story treehouse surrounded by special activity areas where guests of all ages can dig in and have fun.
Design a new invention, fly a plane, and create an electrical circuit in this fun ever-changing indoor exhibit that celebrates innovation in Indiana.
Show the world your creativity and make a unique take-home project in an exciting indoor craft area.
Create, climb, explore, play, and pretend in a one-of-a-kind indoor play area perfect for kids through the age of 8.
Last week, we received a $6,300 grant from the Subaru of Indiana Automotive Foundation. Members of our development department traveled to Lafayette to accept the award.
The grant gets us closer to being able to fund an estimated $26,000 project to make some critically needed improvements and upgrades to our Animal Encounters experience. Specifically, the funds will help install a hand-washing station inside the barn, which visitors have indicated they would like so they may clean up after engaging our animals.
Conner Prairie was one of 11 grant recipients this year among 147 organizations from throughout the state that applied to Subaru’s foundation for funding. Also, we were the only Hamilton County organization to receive funding. The foundation awards grants twice each year to nonprofit organizations in search of capital funding in arts and culture, health and welfare and education programs.
Other improvements we are in the process of funding for Animal Encounters include the installation of new plumbing, lighting and signage, building a new entry ramp to improve accessibility to the barn and more.
Animal Encounters is one of our most popular visitor destinations. People can interact with calves, sheep, goats and chicks while learning about each specific animal and about agriculture as a whole from specially trained staff members.