Treetop Outpost

Adventure is calling. Come connect with the natural materials in the world around you. Treetop Outpost features a 4-story treehouse for guests of all ages to explore, observe, wonder and play. Immerse yourself in playful learning in our art, dig, build, and play areas around Treetop. Borrow an Adventure Backpack and explore the Nature Walk.

Treetop Outpost is Classroom Certified by Nature Explore.

Follow along as we capture the journey of Conner Prairie's hard work to preserve, educate, and explore the outdoors.

So Much To Do and Explore!

Explore Fort Hoosier

Unleash your wild side at our play structure  Fort Hoosier located within Treetop Outpost. You'll be able to climb on a cargo net, scale a climbing wall and more!

Make Music

What could be better than making beautiful music? Making it OUTDOORS! Create unique sounds and get in tune with nature.

Build Something

Dream up something amazing, then build it with your own hands using blocks, fabric, and natural loose parts.

Dig Up a Piece of the Past

In the dig area at Treetop Outpost, you can pick up a shovel or a brush and see what you might uncover in the sand. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty!

Get Creative

Create poems with word rocks, frame nature, push a limestone Roliquery, and use loose parts to express yourself freely. 

Visit the Nature Amphitheater

Learn about, in, with, and for nature with open-ended questions, loose parts to explore and show ideas, and curated books to support exploration.

Take a Closer Look

Use a high-powered magnifier to get a closer look at rocks, plant parts, turtle shells, and more. What can you uncover with your eyes?

Read a Book

Looking to learn something new about nature? Or just sit in a quiet place to get away for a few minutes? Our reading room is a cozy space with books for readers of all ages.

Take a Nature Walk

Explore the Trails at Conner Prairie. Discover the plants and animals that call this land home.

Explore the Treehouse

Explore each level of our 4-story treehouse.  Be rewarded at the top with a beautiful forest view and a seek-and-find challenge. 

Experience Habitat

Protecting habitats protects life. Visit the interpretive signs and enjoy artwork from Indiana artists as you learn more about our unique habitats here at Conner Prairie. 

Borrow an Adventure Backpack

Borrow one of our Adventure Backpacks from Conner Prairie staff at Treetop. These are filled with tools to give you even more ways to discover nature. 


Your Generosity helps kids reach new heights

When kids can run freely and dig into the dirt, they discover new things about the world. Your generous donation to Conner Prairie helps us make nature more accessible to more people, opening new pathways for inspiration and growth.