Conner Society donors provide Conner Prairie with the stability and support necessary to adventure into new areas. The latest developments on our grounds would not have been possible without our loyal Conner Society donors. By joining today, you are ensuring that schoolchildren and families continue to have access to a one-of-a-kind immersion in history, an experience that ignites imaginations and dreams.
Conner Society Membership ($1,000-$2,499)
Your gift of $1,000 can pay for 4 historical costumes, provide 100 bales of hay for our animals to eat, or subsidize a field trip for 40 students. Joining Conner Society ensures that we have the funding necessary to continue to offer our world-class programs.
In appreciation for your loyal support, you and your family will enjoy the additional perks of a Conner Society membership.
What you get
All the benefits of our Plus Level Membership ?
- Unlimited FREE daytime general admission for a whole year.
- Discounts on classes, camps and 1859 Balloon Voyage flights.
- Save every time you make a purchase at Café on the Common or our Conner Prairie Store.
- Free admission to special daytime events, including Festival of Machines and Curiosity Fair.
- PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps and other select programs.
- Free admission to other Smithsonian affiliates that participate in the reciprocal membership program.
- Reciprocal benefits to 250+ history museums across the country.
- The option to add a designated caregiver to your membership at no charge.
Six (6) guests for DAYTIME general admission (cardholder must accompany guests)
$8 tickets for 1859 Balloon Voyage for you and your guests
Free admission and Anytime Passes to Headless Horseman for household members and six (6) guests (cardholder must accompany guests). Learn More >>
VIP Parking at Symphony on the Prairie.
$4 discount on Prairie Tykes tickets*
$2 discount on Prairie Tots tickets*
25% discount on Birthday Parties*
Smithsonian membership ?
- Smithsonian Magazine (one-year subscription) OR Air & Space Magazine (seven issues)
- A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate membership card
- Free admission to the Cooper Hewitt (New York, NY)
- 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
- 10% discount on IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
- Reciprocal Admission at participating Affiliates
Invitations to VIP receptions, openings and special events
*Must have active membership at time of program
Conner Society Traveler ($2,500-$4,999)
A Conner Society Traveler membership provides the museum with funds for important operational needs.
Your gift of $2,500 can pay the veterinary bill for our animal husbandry program this year; this program enables us to preserve some of the rarest historical breeds in the country.
A gift of $4,000 offsets the cost of hosting an elementary school trip for an entire grade, ensuring that children continue to come to Conner Prairie to learn and leave inspired.
In appreciation for your gift, you and your family will enjoy the perks of a Conner Society Traveler membership.
What you get
Conner Society level membership benefits
Choice of 1 of 2 special experience days each year
Special behind-the-scenes tour dates of Conner Prairie’s Collections
Conner Society Adventurer ($5,000-$9,999)
Conner Prairie is a place where the drive to explore, to discover, and to create is nourished. Every experience children have here can be the spark that ignites their dreams. You can be a part of that.
Your gift of $5,000 can purchase supplies for Craft Corner for the entire of year; a gift of $7,500 can also purchase the supplies for popular summer camp art projects.
In appreciation for your support, you and your family will enjoy the perks of a Conner Society Adventurer membership.
What you get
Conner Society Traveler benefits
Personalized behind-the-scenes experience
Conner Society Trailblazer ($10,000-$24,999)
Our minds are forever hungering for knowledge. A gift to Conner Prairie can create a spark of curiosity for young and old alike by facilitating new experiences, such as discussing medicine with an 1836 doctor, marching with a Civil War regiment or creating an 1800’s meal from scratch.
A gift of $10,000 this year provides all the food for our Hearthside Suppers and a $20,000 gift pays the interpreter wages for the Hearthside Supper season.
In appreciation for your gift, you and your family will enjoy the perks of a Conner Society Trailblazer membership.
What you get
Conner Society Adventurer membership benefits
Private lunch or dinner with selected youth interpreter
Conner Society Pioneer ($25,000-$49,999)
Conner Society Settler ($50,000-$99,999)
Conner Society Homesteader ($100,000+)
The value of goods and services you receive in exchange for your Conner Society membership gift is $157. Please deduct that amount from your gift amount to determine the value of your tax deduction.
For more information about Conner Society, our most elite donor group, please call Rachel Rose in our Development office at 317.214.4765.