Exploration Saturdays


Free with paid General Admission:

  • Adults: $18
  • Seniors, Ages 65+: $17
  • Youth, Ages 2-12: $13
  • Conner Prairie Members and children under 2: Free

Mark your calendars

September 19: Explore Machine Saturdays

Safety, Our Top Priority

This year, safety matters more than ever, and Conner Prairie has taken significant steps to make it safe for families to participate in their favorite fall festivals. Our expansive grounds, large support staff, and long tradition of hosting outdoor festivals uniquely qualifies us to create a safe environment to carry on our most beloved traditions. We will be abiding by all CDC recommendations, including the wearing of masks by staff and guests. Check here for a full list of our safety precautions.

Explore Machines Saturday

September 19th | 10 AM -5 PM

Festival of Machines

On Saturday, September 19, learn about historic transportation and innovative machinery at Conner Prairie. Spend the day talking to residents of Prairietown about the future of transportation, witness Indiana's rich history of automotive racing with our friends from the Indiana Historical Society, peruse vintage firetrucks, and more!


Sponsored by: First Merchants Bank, Citizens Energy Group, and Reynolds Farm Equipment