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.
If you weren't able to make today's All Staff Meeting, you missed out on some exciting updates to our Mission, Vision and Values! Conner Prairie has been pioneering the museum experience for nearly half a century. Starting with Eli Lilly's vision to create a destination to where people can experience history in ways that books can't teach, to the strides in our robust programming and experiential learning, we deal with the constant challenge of adapting in alI areas of our work. Including our internal way of working.
We are proud to showcase our new mission of why we exist and that we will now be referencing Conner Prairie as a “unique historic place."
New Mission: Conner Prairie is a unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone.
We've also made slight changes to our values language.
Heart for the Past
Create meaningful connections
Reflect the makeup of the wider world in our stories
Preserve and respect our grounds, gifts and assets
Head for the Present
Take ownership and trust others to do the same
Be curious and share what you know
Identify and adapt to change by taking smart risks
Eye to the Future
Evolve to fit the needs of the community
Improve and grow Conner Prairie to be better than you found it
Establish and support a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI Promise Statement)
In addition to these changes, we’ve developed a new DEAI Promise Statement that reflects our eye to the future for everyone.
New DEAI Statement
Conner Prairie is a place where the doors are always open to a diversity of voice and limitless experiences.
All of these changes have been reviewed and approved by our Leadership Team and Conner Prairie's board.