BEHIND THE SCENES: Early opening for guests with sensory issues

On April 2, Conner Prairie will be hosting Sensory Friendly Day. A free opportunity for families with individuals who have any Sensory Difference to connect with the local organizations that can assist them. The Welcome Center experience areas and Conner Prairie Store will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Conner Prairie will also open one hour early on April 7 and offer quieter time and free admission to people living on the autism spectrum or with other sensory or developmental challenges and their caregivers. They’ll have full access to the park and its offerings, such as interacting with baby animals, self-guided exploration of outdoor historical areas, crafts and more. Guests must arrive between 9-10 a.m. to receive free admission but can stay for the entire day.


  • Outdoor grounds reopen: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. March 27
  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Seating at 8:30–10:30 a.m. and 11:30–1:30 p.m. March 31
  • Passport to Hi-Tech: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. April 14
  • Shear Fun: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. April 28, 29
  • Heirloom Plant Sale: 4–7 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. May 12
  • Mother’s Day Brunch: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. May 13