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.
On Wednesday, March 14th I was honored to be a guest of Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness’ State of the City address, where he announced a collaborative initiative between the City of Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern schools, and Conner Prairie to establish a citywide campus for the future. This groundbreaking program, called Fishers First, delineates how Conner Prairie, the schools and the city can work together and bring unique and unequalled learning opportunities to propel our kids into the competitive higher education and work arenas.
The Fishers First collaboration between our three organizations began with a conversation around long term sustainability of Fishers, which led to the goal of creating a world-class educational journey for Fishers students that would combine experiential learning with innovation, collaboration, and new experiences outside the classroom.
I am proud of Conner Prairie’s increasing role as a community resource while supporting Mayor Fadness’s vision of success for the region. This new initiative means that Conner Prairie can begin to realize its dream to utilize over 1,000 acres of land and 3.3 miles of river frontage. We will now be a city-wide learning laboratory for students of all ages to learn first-hand about the science and sustainability of natural resources, agriculture, community engagement and cultural experiences, health, wellness, and recreation and leadership development.
As Mayor Fadness invited Superintendent Dr. Allan Bourff and myself to join him on the podium to discuss our vision of this initiative, I was reminded of how fortunate we are to have a world class city, educational system and interactive learning museum in one distinct location whose combined resources will ensure an unmatched opportunity for Fishers' children.