Conner Prairie Introduces New Visitor Experiences!
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park will open the outdoor season on March 27 and also unveil the new Create.Connect experience. This indoor exhibit includes several favorite activities and characters as well as two all-new spaces. The museum is also offering extended hours for spring break, so grab the kids and come to Conner Prairie for springtime fun both indoors and out.
2014 Hours and Admission
Opening Day/Spring Break: March 27 to April 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays
Remainder of April: April 14 to April 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Easter Sunday
May through October: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mondays, open Memorial Day and Labor Day
Admission: $15/adults, $14/seniors 65+, $10/youth (ages 2-12); Free for members and youth younger than 2
Create.Connect new indoor experience
Create.Connect is the museum's indoor interactive area that fuses Indiana stories with science, engineering and technology through fun, hands-on play and history exploration. The exhibit features two new spaces, a patent agency and an early aviation area that encourages innovation and creativity described below. Each will provide hands-on, interactive fun and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Join early Hoosier aviators of 1910 in their quest to conquer the sky in one of the new areas. In the exhibit, visitors have the chance to fly a model plane in a wind tunnel and experiment with wing shapes and wind speed. Discover what keeps a plane soaring through the air and uncover information about aviation pioneers. Visitors can take to the sky with gilders of their own design. Will their planes have what it takes to go farther or higher?
Let your inventive spirit out at the new patent agency. Step into the late 1950s when all of America is focused on the launch of Sputnik and how the U.S. will respond. With the rest of the country, Hoosiers are turning to science and engineering to stay competitive. In this area, visitors can try to improve and tinker with inventions that need their help to be a success or grab a handful of parts and pieces to design a unique invention of their own.