White River Clean Up

White River in Indianapolis

Come join this corporate and community volunteer event to remove trash and celebrate the White River. The theme is simple: You can make a difference in your community and our water quality by removing trash from the river.  Canoe and Kayak availability is limited, so pre-registration is required! Wear sturdy shoes and plan to get…

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A Passion for Animal Preservation

English Longhorn Heritage Breed

When people ask me what I do for a living, I sometimes struggle to explain. Saying, “I manage the livestock and agriculture experiences at Conner Prairie,” just feels lacking because what my team does here at Conner Prairie is so much more than can be summed up in a simple sentence.  When people find out…

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The Impact of a Simple Seed

Conner Prairie Garden

Some of my earliest memories of family revolve around gardening.  I remember “dancing” in the seeds as I followed behind my dad as he planted; snapping green beans for the quarts of beans my mom canned each year. I would dig for the buried treasure that was homegrown potatoes and harvest sweet corn that went…

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Every Day is Earth Day

White River in Indianapolis

Celebrating Earth Day Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day has been a traditional celebration regarding the protection of our natural environments. A beautiful day dedicated to the thoughts and understandings of just how important nature’s systems are in all of our lives. A day meant to educate and celebrate all of the flora, fauna, and…

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Spring Comes to Conner Prairie

Spring At Conner Prairie

Signs of Spring on the Conner Prairie grounds Spring arrives at Conner Prairie in spurts. One day the sky is impossibly blue and the sun is shining. The next week it storms and the sleet hits my face. Two weeks after the big snow storm I stepped outside the front door of Facilities and saw…

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Your quick fresh air fix! (A fall morning at Conner Prairie)

Fall at Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie is one of the best outdoor locations to enjoy an Indianapolis fall  Before long, our beautiful Indiana autumn will turn into an Indiana winter. Start your day off right by heading to Conner Prairie for a quick jaunt around our beautiful grounds! Here are our suggestions for the perfect fall morning. 10:30am – …

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Explore Fall from your Favorite Covered Bridge

Fall at Conner Prairie

A One Day Indianapolis Covered Bridge Itinerary Is there a more classic pairing than autumn and covered bridges? Enjoy a perfect fall experience featuring a couple of Central Indiana’s most prized bridges, starting at Conner Prairie! Stop 1: Cedar Chapel Bridge 10am: Soak in mid-morning sunshine as you venture out to Conner Prairie’s Howe Truss…

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Chautauqua – Cancelled

Chautauqua - Mammoth Loaf Party

Join us for this brand-new series, where curious adults can get their think on – and their drink on – with a thought-provoking, interactive, and social evening of thematic learning!

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – Cancelled

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4. As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through April 13. We appreciate your understanding.

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Chautauqua – Cancelled

Chautauqua - Mammoth Loaf Party

COVID-19 and the current concerns of community spread have raised novel issues for us and many other businesses. Due to safety concerns, Conner Prairie is cancelling the March 20th Chautauqua.

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Outdoor Excursions – Birds!

Outdoor Excursions - Birds

Come bird watching with us and learn something new about our feathered friends! We will go outside and identify different birds and learn about their unique calls. Afterwards we will come back inside to warm up and do a bird themed craft.

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