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.
We’ll debut a new, original series of museum theater performances on Saturdays throughout the month of February that focus on the lives and achievements of select African-American historic figures in Indiana.
“Black Hoosiers: Untold Tales” is part of “Giving Voice: African-American’s Presence in Indiana’s History,” a collaborative initiative between Conner Prairie and Asante Children’s Theatre. The work of African-American playwrights will be performed first, followed by a facilitated dialogue with the audience about issues of race, history and identity. Partnering facilitators include Ernest Disney-Britton from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Tamara Winfrey-Harris from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Monologues will be performed that portray Lillian Thomas Fox, a civic leader turned journalist for the Indianapolis Freeman and Indianapolis News; Dr. Martin Jenkins, who pioneered research into black children of superior intelligence in grades 3-8; and Willa Brown, who earned a master's degree in teaching then moved to Chicago and became the first African-American woman to earn a pilot's license in 1938 and a commercial license in 1939.
Show times are 7-9 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 inside Lilly Theater on the second floor of our Welcome Center. The play is $6 for non-members and $5 for members.