Come tinker around in our indoor workshop!
Design a new invention, fly a plane, and create an electrical circuit in this fun ever-changing indoor exhibit that celebrates innovation in Indiana.
Create, climb, explore, play, and pretend in a one-of-a-kind indoor play area perfect for kids through the age of 8.
Show the world your creativity and make a unique take-home project in an exciting indoor craft area.
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.
Kevyn would no doubt be pleased that Shear Fun continues to be successful as a fun and educational program for families of all ages. This amply named program continues to grow with 2,365 people participating this year (more than doubled from last year). It’s obvious that guests had fun and want to see more because we doubled the amount of memberships sold from the prior year (81 in 2018). This is a testament to all the hard work and dedication our programming and agriculture teams do to make Shear Fun a family experience.
Shear Fun welcomes and engages guests with wonderful experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Where else can you get an inside look at how to move livestock like expert Tim Curts does for us every year with his amazing Border Collies? Where else can you see physics in action with compound machines like historic spinning wheels? Where else can you see the entire process of wool coming from an animal to make a blanket or scarf? It’s only at Conner Prairie, a place where history, science and nature interplay to make unique experiences every day.