Indoor Experience Areas

November 4, 2021 through March 31, 2022
Thursday through Sunday, 10AM – 5PM

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center will be open for all to experience! Our indoor areas are a place for the family to explore and create together. With our Discovery Station, Makesmith Workshop, Create.Connect, and the Lilly Theater, guests will engage in various activities that provide a place for hands-on learning.

Welcome Center At Conner Prairie

Discovery Station

Discovery Station

This indoor area is the perfect place for guests through the age of nine to create, climb, explore, play and pretend!

The Craft Corner introduces the philosophy of “Anything Can Happen" art, where creativity is the main focus. Instead of our past practice of pre-made crafts, we give children and their families complete access to all of our constructive materials. From a variety of craft items, the possibilities of exploration are endless.


Create.Connect is an indoor exhibit that encourages engagement and plenty of exploration. Items in the exhibit will encourage a deeper dive into nature, history and STEM activities. Discover how science, technology, engineering, and math fit into Indiana’s past.


Makesmith Workshop

Makesmith Workshop - Woodworking

Makesmith Workshop offers hands-on experience that gets back to the fundamentals of creating. Various activities will offer opportunities to work with textiles, wood, metal, pottery, and more.

Lilly Theater

In our Lilly Theater, we present “Anything Can Happen" theater. Similar to our Craft Corner, there are no rules. . . just the idea of discovery. The goal in the theatre is to encourage the free-flowing performance art experience. There will be puppets, various props and other items to help create an environment that honors the needs and explores the essence of the creative process.

Kids Playing Dress Up In Lilly Theater