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    Conner Prairie to open historic outdoor grounds for its 2017 season on March 28

    3/21/2017
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    CONTACT
    Duane Brodt
    Director of Public Relations
    Conner Prairie
    brodt@connerprairie.org
    (800) 966-1836

    FISHERS, Ind. (Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Conner Prairie) – Conner Prairie will open its historic outdoor grounds for the 2017 season one week from today.

    Spanning nearly 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, the museum welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages each year. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers nine outdoor, historically themed destinations and three indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math.

    Conner Prairie will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through April 9. Days of operation change from April 13-30; the museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

    Admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors age 65 and older, $12 for youth ages 2-12 and free for members and children under age 2. Group tour pricing for 15 or more is $12 for adults and $8 for youth ages 2-12.

    Coming up in April will be a special early opening for guests with sensory issues on April 8; Easter on the Prairie and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 15; Follow the North Star on April 21-22 and April 28-29; Arbor Day on April 28; and Shear Fun! on April 29-30. Details on these special events and others can be found at connerprairie.org.

    Conner Prairie is proud to partner with other local museums to make family fun available to more families throughout the region. Families that participate in any of the state assistance programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps or Hoosier Healthwise Insurance, can utilize our Access Pass and visit for $2 per family member per visit. Aides enjoy complimentary admission with employee ID or proof of employment.

    The museum also offers admission relief to military personnel by providing free daytime general admission to active-duty, retired and veteran military members and 50 percent off the general admission price for up to five of their immediate family members. A military ID is required.

    Conner Prairie’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences.

    Spanning nearly 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

     

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    Conner Prairie’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its nearly 1,000 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Conner Prairie is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat (username: connerprairie), Flickr and YouTube.