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.
Design a new invention, fly a plane, and create an electrical circuit in this fun ever-changing indoor exhibit that celebrates innovation in Indiana.
Show the world your creativity and make a unique take-home project in an exciting indoor craft area.
Create, climb, explore, play, and pretend in a one-of-a-kind indoor play area perfect for kids through the age of 8.
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to hammer away at a whole new way of play.
Makesmith Workshop – Conner Prairie’s new, permanent exhibit – offers a hands-on experience that gets back to the fundamentals of creating. Use a needle and thread to learn the basics of sewing, or grab a hammer and saw to practice woodworking techniques.
Themes will change periodically, featuring new tools, crafts, and activities that will offer opportunities to work with textiles, wood, metal, pottery and more.
Carve into the world of woodworking! Explore simple processes, with both modern and historic tools, such as sawing, carving a decorative shape or hammering nails.
You may even get a chance to create a simple dovetail joint. This theme runs through April, so be sure to stop by and make something with us!