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Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie

Located in Fishers, Indiana, Conner Prairie is a nationally acclaimed history destination. The outdoor museum's mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized, and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science and encourages visitors to explore Indiana's natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive, and interactive experiences. The museum offers several historically themed, indoor, and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property. Indiana's first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Don't miss annual events like Headless Horseman and A Merry Prairie Holiday.

When you visit Conner Prairie, stay at a nearby hotel and explore the Fishers’ downtown Nickel Plate District. Families can check out favorites like Topgolf, IKEA, The Escape Room, K1 Speed, and more, along with dining options like Four Day Ray Brewing.

Promised Land as Proving Ground

This new exhibit, opening summer 2023, covers centuries of African American history in Indiana from pre-colonial Africa to the present day. The exhibit explores the development of African American faith ways and their true expression through food, music, dance and activism from traditional African religion to the African American church.

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Access Pass

Conner Prairie is proud to join forces with other local museums and cultural attractions to make fun family learning more accessible through the Access Pass program. Indiana families that meet the program requirements can visit Conner Prairie and all participating locations for just $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household.

Aides enjoy complimentary admission with employee ID or proof of employment.

  • Hoosier Healthwise Insurance (Indiana’s health care program for low-income families, pregnant women, and children)
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • CSFP (Commodity Supplement Food Program)
  • HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan - Basic and Plus)

Military Admission Relief

Conner Prairie offers admission relief to the military by providing complimentary daytime general admission to active-duty, retired and veteran military members and 50 percent off the general admission price for up to five immediate family members. Military ID is required. This discount is valid only for daytime general admission and is offered year-round.

Questions? Call Guest Services at 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836.


Hours and Admission

Through Nov. 26
Thursday - Sunday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1/2 price admission. Inside experiences only.


Friday, Nov. 24
Museum center closed on Black Friday.


Monday, Nov. 27
Discovery Station and Spark!Lab will be temporarily unavailable due to construction beginning on the new Museum Experience Center. Elements of Discovery Station exhibit will be relocated and available beginning January 18thfor Winter on the Prairie hours.


A Merry Prairie Holiday
Nov. 24 - Dec. 17, Dec. 21, 22 | Friday - Sunday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Jan.18 - March 24, 2024
Thursday - Sunday | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Discover the beauty of winter at Conner Prairie with special Winter on the Prairie programming! Guests will be able to explore the expansive grounds and take part in special programming throughout the museum.

The welcome center building will be closing in February for renovation.


March 26, 2024
Tuesday - Sunday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer hours begin with the opening of our newest exhibit Promised Land as Proving Ground and the Trails at Conner Prairie.


General Admission Tickets

  • Advance Online Tickets:
    Adults 13+ $22; Seniors 65+ $20; Youth 2-12 $16; Conner Prairie Members and youth under age 2 are admitted free.
  • Gate Tickets:
    Adults 13+ $24; Seniors 65+ $22; Youth 2-12 $18; Conner Prairie Members and youth under age 2 are admitted free.
    Groups tours (Groups of 15 or more should make reservations in advance by calling Guest Services at 317-776-6000).

Check for special holiday hours, programs and classes.

Annual Events

Headless Horseman

Conner Prairie’s annual fall festival celebrates the Headless Horseman, complete with a spooky wagon ride through the historic grounds, fortune-telling, mad science and scary storytelling. Be sure to visit the corn maze commemorating the 200th anniversary of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with a family-friendly puzzle path, a kids’ maze and a haunted maze inspired by real ghost stories of the region.

A Merry Prairie Holiday

The holiday season isn’t complete without experiencing A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie. Guests can visit Prairietown to see how 1800s Indiana settlers celebrated the holidays and hear stories and carols. Take a winterland wagon ride across the historic grounds to see thousands of twinkling lights, including the Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights. Families can zoom down the dry snow tubing hill, meet Mrs. Claus, ride Kringle’s Carousel and more.

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