In a preemptive measure to protect visitors, staff, volunteers and our animals from the rapidly evolving exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Conner Prairie will be temporarily closed to the public and suspend all public programming from Saturday, March 14 through Monday, March 30.
Cost: This program is offered for free to qualifying schools and community partners. Call to find out if your school qualifies.
Programs include the following:
Rebuilding the House of Stone (Grades 4 & 8)
The Civil War not only divided the nation, it also deeply divided families. This one-act play tells the story of Henry and Valentine Stone, two real Indiana brothers who were torn apart when one fought for the North and the other fought for the South. (offered in February and March)
Take Flight! (Grades 2-6)
Learn about the concepts of lift and thrust. Meet a pilot from the early days of flight and hear their story. Make and test a simple airplane made of paper. Discuss the importance of perseverance in innovation and invention.
Electricity (Grades 3 & 4)
A member of a 1930s farm family will visit your classroom to lead a series of activities involving electricity as a power source. Find out about the Rural Electrification Act that brought electricity to American farms. Discuss the pros and cons of using electricity. Build an electrical circuit. Take on roles of different types of farmers and, using a budget, make decisions on what equipment to buy if electricity comes to the farm.
Please note, Outreach Programs are available only within a certain radius of Conner Prairie. Contact us for more information at 317-776-6000.