Homeschool Programs


Plan Ahead — 2024 Homeschool Days!

May 30
August 20
September 11


Student: $8 | One Free Teacher: Free | Additional Adult Chaperones: $8

Give your students a unique and personal experience to connect with history and nature. At Conner Prairie we invite guests to “Step into the Story,” and we also strive to step into theirs. Through observation, deep listening, and thoughtful questioning, we create meaningful connections, offering guests an opportunity to go beyond “doing” and experience “being.”

Special Programming during Homeschool Days:

Utopia Wildlife presentation: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. at the Nature Amphitheater

Utopia Wildlife table: 12 – 1:30 p.m. at the Nature Amphitheater

Indiana Young Birders Network table: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at festival gates

Beginner Bird Hikes: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at festival gates.

Beginner Bird Hikes: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at festival gates.

American Cricket Pick Up Games: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
IN Dept of Environmental Management table: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
STEAM On! Drop in: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Featherston Barn

Wheel Thrown Pottery

Discover the basics of wheel thrown pottery. Students will be able to practice all aspects of throwing and shaping pottery. Whether a beginner or intermediate student, you will be able to progress at your own rate and develop your skills. All materials and supplies provided. We ask that you provide a towel to dry your hands on while at the wheel.

Ages 13+ (ages 13-15 need to register with an adult).

The date for which you register is the first meeting of this class. The class will continue to meet for the following three weeks on the same day of the week.

Person working on pottery

Curious by Nature

2024 Dates: April 29, May 20, June 24, July 15, August 12, September 16, October 7 and November 4

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages: 5 years and older (Caregiver must be present/No charge)

Student Prices:
$5 per child, one adult free (additional adults $8) - Children must be accompanied by an adult during the program.

Child exploring nature with a magnifying glass
Join us for a brand new Homeschool nature program designed to enhance your current home studies by offering your children the time, space and freedom to let their innate curiosity for the natural world around them thrive! Research has proven (and we are listening!) that spending time outdoors in nature has a multitude of benefits, especially for children as they are continuing to grow. We are excited to invite you and your homeschool community to join us as we spend our time together in nature’s classroom exploring over 1,000 acres of beautiful, natural spaces here at Conner Prairie, often in spaces not open to the general public. Each date will be unique and special, and you won't want to miss a single one! We can't wait to welcome you to Curious By Nature!
This experience is designed for ages 5 years and older and will not be easily accessible for strollers or wagons. We highly suggest if younger siblings need to attend with you, that baby backpacks/carriers are used instead. Please dress for the weather and outdoor exploration.
Note: If your child has accessibility needs, please call our Guest Relations department, and we will do our best to accommodate and provide the best experience for your child.
Learn more about the 2024 dates:


2024 Dates: February 12, October 29 and November 19

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Come & Go Style)

Ages: Preschool through 5th grade (Caregiver must be present/No charge)

Student Prices:
Nonmembers: $14
Members: $12

Location: Prairie House, for directions please speak with guest services at the front gate.

Paint, paint bushes and pencils

We invite you to join us for STAY & PLAY! A special time to reap the benefits of play and take in the beauty of the season from a beautiful, cozy indoor spot on the Prairie! Students in Preschool through 5th grade will experience intentional and thoughtful play invitations set up in a relaxing environment that will inspire curiosity, ignite creativity and promote inquiry and discovery. Come when you can, stay as long as you'd like, and leave when you need to.

Each child must be pre-registered and must be accompanied by an adult at no charge.

Questions? Call Guest Services at 317-776-6000 or email