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Welcome ToCreate.Connect

Create.Connect is open January through December


Create.Connect will be closed from Nov. 27-Dec. 26, 2017, for construction on Makesmith Workshop, a new permanent indoor area at Conner Prairie.

We will still offer some hands-on activities near Create.Connect that explore early aviation, invention and wind power, along with an area to create contraptions using wooden planks, pulleys, bolts and more.

This construction will not effect our other indoor areas, Craft Corner and Discovery Station. They will operate as normal.

The new Makesmith Workshop will officially open in late January 2018.

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Invent Something New

Grab a handful of pieces and parts to assemble your own invention, then step into a 1950s patent agency where you can polish your finished product. Who knows what you’ll create!

  • Harness the Power

    Create electrical circuits and a real working radio as you help bring power to rural areas.

  • Take to the Sky

    Join early Hoosier aviators in their 1910 quest to create a flying machine. Experiment with wing shapes and wind speed and fly a model airplane in a wind tunnel!

  • Build a Windmill

    Check out the 30-foot-tall 1890s Flint & Walling windmill, then make your own small windmill and test how much wind power you can generate.

  • One Thing Leads to Another

    Learn about physics by using simple machines like a swinging hammer, pulleys and more to move a ball from start to finish.

  • Fly a Balloon

    Find out about John Wise's 1859 balloon voyage as you snoop for the history and science behind it. Interact with balloon models, and launch your own hot air balloon.

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Create.Connect is an experience area that will serve as a model for museums all over the country. Innovation comes at a price — we subsidize 60% of each guest visit. Your donations in this area help provide updated supplies and new experiences.


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