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.
At Conner Prairie, we pride ourselves in how we inspire curiosity and create wonder in children and adults alike. Our ground-breaking rare breeds program is a great example. This is truly a “rare” program in our region so I’m happy to announce that, in July, we’ll be making several enhancements to the Animal Encounters barn, which will include information about our heritage breeds.
The exhibit panels will change seasonally to show the different types of experiences taking place in the barn throughout the year. Guests will be able to explore our new breed book and baby-arrivals board to learn all about the types of rare animals that call Conner Prairie home. In addition, there will be a new hand washing station, a dedicated staff storage space and new lighting fixtures to enhance the guest experience as they meet our four-legged friends. I am excited to roll out these new improvements and upgrades to one of our most-cherished places at Conner Prairie, especially in time for us to host the 2018 Heritage Livestock Conference in early November.