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At Conner Prairie, we inspire people of all ages to experience and learn more about science, history, art and nature. It is a place where the past is used to connect, learn and grow, a place where the past illuminates and inspires the future.

Our mission is fueled and sustained by the generous support of our Donor Members. In fact, more than half of our operating budget comes from donors—people like you who believe in making history come alive and inciting lifelong curiosity.

Our Donor Members understand and believe in the value of Conner Prairie – a place like none other. Donors help provide a space for families to connect, to explore, and to make memories. We could not provide the space for thousands to see, hear, learn and explore at Conner Prairie without the support of our generous donors.

Voyager $200 - $499

Voyager Level Membership

Your small gift today can have a big impact tomorrow! A gift of $210 provides a child with the opportunity to attend summer camp. A gift of $300 ensures that a dozen students can be inspired at Conner Prairie, an opportunity they may not have otherwise.

When you make a gift to Conner Prairie, you are putting the sparkle in the eyes of our guests, the smiles on the faces of thousands of schoolchildren each year. Give today to make a difference in the life of a child. In appreciation for supporting our mission, you and your family will enjoy additional perks of a Voyager membership.

What you get

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    All the benefits of our Plus Level Membership ?

    • Unlimited FREE general admission for a whole year.
    • Discounts on camps and Balloon Voyage rides.
    • Save every time you make a purchase at Café on the Common or our Conner Prairie Store.
    • Free admission to special events, including Festival of Machines, Curiosity Fair and Headless Horseman on select nights in October.
    • PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps and other select programs.
    • Free admittance to other Smithsonian Affiliated Museums across the country.
    • Reciprocal benefits to 250+ history museums across the country.
    • The option to add a designated caregiver to your membership at no charge.
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    Four (4) guests for DAYTIME general admission (cardholder must accompany guests).

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    $8 tickets for 1859 Balloon Voyage for you and your guests.

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    Free Admission and Express Passes to Headless Horseman for household members and two (2) guests (cardholder must accompany guests) ?

    • Express pass gives you VIP entrance and you may choose your hayride time.

Explorer $500 - $999

Explorer Level Membership

A gift to Conner Prairie is an investment in a brighter future. Your gift ensures the continuation of our efforts to improve the community, including our youth interpreter program. Each year 100 youth aged 10-18 develop skills, confidence and leadership abilities that ensure they are prepared for tomorrow.

Your gift of $500 can provide half the funding necessary for a Youth Agriculture Captain field trip and a gift of $750 funds a year of training for seven of our youth interpreters. Give a gift today for a better tomorrow. In appreciation for your generous donation, you and your family will enjoy the additional perks of an Explorer membership.

What you get

  1. 1

    All the benefits of our Plus Level Membership ?

    • Unlimited FREE general admission for a whole year.
    • Discounts on camps and Balloon Voyage rides.
    • Save every time you make a purchase at Café on the Common or our Conner Prairie Store.
    • Free admission to special events, including Festival of Machines, Curiosity Fair and Headless Horseman on select nights in October.
    • PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps and other select programs.
    • Free admittance to other Smithsonian Affiliated Museums across the country.
    • Reciprocal benefits to 250+ history museums across the country.
    • The option to add a designated caregiver to your membership at no charge.
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    Six (6) guests for DAYTIME general admission (cardholder must accompany guests).

  3. 3

    $8 tickets for 1859 Balloon Voyage for you and your guests

  4. 4

    Free Admission and Express Passes to Headless Horseman for household members and four (4) guests (cardholder must accompany guests) ?

    • Express pass gives you VIP entrance and you may choose your hayride time.
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    $4 discount on Prairie Tykes tickets*

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    $2 discount on Prairie Tots tickets*

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    25% discount on birthday parties*

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    Smithsonian membership ?

    • Smithsonian Magazine (one-year subscription) OR Air & Space Magazine (seven issues)
    • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate membership card
    • Free admission to the Cooper Hewitt (New York, NY)
    • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
    • 10% discount on IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
    • Reciprocal Admission at participating Affiliates

*Must have active membership at time of program

Conner Society $1000 - Up

Conner Society donors provide Conner Prairie with the stability and support necessary to adventure into new areas. The latest developments on our grounds would not have been possible without our loyal Conner Society donors. By joining today, you are ensuring that schoolchildren and families continue to have access to a one-of-a-kind immersion in history, an experience that ignites imaginations and dreams.

Conner Society Membership ($1,000-$2,499)

Your gift of $1,000 can pay for 4 historical costumes, provide 100 bales of hay for our animals to eat, or subsidize a field trip for 40 students. Joining Conner Society ensures that we have the funding necessary to continue to offer our world-class programs.

In appreciation for your loyal support, you and your family will enjoy the additional perks of a Conner Society membership.

What you get

  1. 1

    All the benefits of our Plus Level Membership ?

    • Unlimited FREE general admission for a whole year.
    • Discounts on camps and Balloon Voyage rides.
    • Save every time you make a purchase at Café on the Common or our Conner Prairie Store.
    • Free admission to special events, including Festival of Machines, Curiosity Fair and Headless Horseman on select nights in October.
    • PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps and other select programs.
    • Free admittance to other Smithsonian Affiliated Museums across the country.
    • Reciprocal benefits to 250+ history museums across the country.
    • The option to add a designated caregiver to your membership at no charge.
  2. 2

    Six (6) guests for DAYTIME general admission (cardholder must accompany guests)

  3. 3

    $8 tickets for 1859 Balloon Voyage for you and your guests

  4. 4

    Free admission and Express Passes to Headless Horseman for household members and six (6) guests (cardholder must accompany guests) ?

    • Express pass gives you VIP entrance and you may choose your hayride time.
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    VIP Parking at Symphony on the Prairie.

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    $4 discount on Prairie Tykes tickets*

  7. 7

    $2 discount on Prairie Tots tickets*

  8. 8

    25% discount on birthday parties*

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    Smithsonian membership ?

    • Smithsonian Magazine (one-year subscription) OR Air & Space Magazine (seven issues)
    • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate membership card
    • Free admission to the Cooper Hewitt (New York, NY)
    • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
    • 10% discount on IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
    • Reciprocal Admission at participating Affiliates
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    Invitations to VIP receptions, openings and special events

*Must have active membership at time of program


Conner Society Silver Membership ($2,500-$4,999)

A Conner Society Silver membership provides the museum with funds for important operational needs.

Your gift of $2,500 can pay the veterinary bill for our animal husbandry program this year; this program enables us to preserve some of the rarest historical breeds in the country.

A gift of $4,000 offsets the cost of hosting an elementary school trip for an entire grade, ensuring that children continue to come to Conner Prairie to learn and leave inspired.

In appreciation for your gift, you and your family will enjoy the perks of a Conner Society Silver membership.

What you get

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    Conner Society level membership benefits

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    Choice of 1 of 2 special experience days each year

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    Special behind-the-scenes tour dates of Conner Prairie’s Collections


Conner Society Gold Membership ($5,000-$9,999)

Conner Prairie is a place where the drive to explore, to discover, and to create is nourished. Every experience children have here can be the spark that ignites their dreams. You can be a part of that.

Your gift of $5,000 can purchase supplies for Craft Corner for the entire of year; a gift of $7,500 can also purchase the supplies for popular summer camp art projects.

In appreciation for your support, you and your family will enjoy the perks of a Conner Society Gold membership.

What you get

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    Conner Society Silver benefits

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    Choice of personalized private group class


Conner Society Platinum Membership ($10,000-$24,999)

Our minds are forever hungering for knowledge. A gift to Conner Prairie can create a spark of curiosity for young and old alike by facilitating new experiences, such as discussing medicine with an 1836 doctor, marching with a Civil War regiment or creating an 1800’s meal from scratch.

A gift of $10,000 this year provides all the food for our Hearthside Suppers and a $20,000 gift pays the interpreter wages for the Hearthside Supper season.

In appreciation for your gift, you and your family will enjoy the perks of a Conner Society Platinum membership.

What you get

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    Conner Society Gold level membership benefits

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    Private dinner and summer concert with the Conner Prairie President & CEO

For more information about Conner Society, our most elite donor group, please call Rachel Tish in our Development office at 317.214.4765.