Hours & Admissions Prices

General Admission

As we prepare for A Merry Prairie Holiday, we have decided to take the necessary steps of closing the Welcome Center and our outdoor grounds for General Admission. This will ensure that our staff can work safely and efficiently to bring you A Merry Prairie Holiday, keeping public safety a high priority in the meantime.


Effective November 12, 2020, Conner Prairie’s welcome center and General Admission outdoor activities will be temporarily closed as a COVID-19 precaution, expected to last through the end of the year.

We still look forward to welcoming you to A Merry Prairie Holiday.

Purchase Tickets

For questions or more information, call us at 317-776-6000 to speak to a member of our Guest Services team.

Group Pricing (15+)

Adults 13+: $8
Youth 2-12: $8

All groups will be required to have a capacity of 20 or less and remain as a group during the visit. Thursday-Sunday only; reservations in advance required.

Call guest services for reservations at 317-776-6000 or email groups@connerprairie.org

Military Admission

Conner Prairie offers discounts on daytime general admission for Military ID holders. Military ID holders may also purchase a new memberships & receive a $10 discount.

Access Pass

Conner Prairie is proud to partner with other local museums to make family fun available for more Indiana families. Families that participate in select state assistance programs can visit for just $2 per family member per visit. 

1859 Balloon Voyage

1859 Balloon Voyage is scheduled to fly, weather permitting.

All flights for the 1859 Balloon Voyage are limited to 12 passengers or less. If passengers arrive and are waiting in line to board prior to 15 minutes of their flight time, they will be directed to a designated area outside of the normal boarding entrance. No food or drink will be permitted in the waiting area.

Ticket Information

Adult tickets: daily

Non-Member: $17
Member: $13
Donor-Level Member: $8


Youth Tickets:

Non-Member: $10
Member: $9

Non-Member: $17
Member: $13

Guests in Groups of 15+

Price: $10 each (must have a Group Tour reservation)

To pre-register for a group balloon voyage or a private balloon flight, call Guest Services at 317-776-6000.

Admission Policies

  • Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed on Conner Prairie's property, with the exception of service dogs.
  • Guns carried by guests are not allowed on Conner Prairie's property.
  • Due to safety considerations related to our 1859 Balloon Voyage, Conner Prairie does not allow drones on the property. We thank you for your cooperation.
  • Parking is always free!

Severe Weather Policy

Conner Prairie staff will monitor the weather throughout the day and guests will be notified in the event of severe weather. If conditions warrant, we will close our outdoor experience areas and direct guests to designated safe zones. Conner Prairie staff will direct guests when they may return outdoors. General admission tickets are non-refundable in the event of severe weather conditions.

Inclusion & Accessibility

Conner Prairie wants everyone to experience the prairie. To make that possible, our modern Welcome Center is fully accessible to handicapped guests. Additionally, we are proud to offer families with children and adults with autism, as well as other sensory or developmental challenges, a local attraction with a focused and friendly environment.

5/5 (1 Review)