Conner Prairie’s Opening Weekend

Though Conner Prairie offers engaging activities for Indianapolis kids all year, the real charm of this living Indianapolis museum is in its outdoor exhibits. Unfortunately, cold Indiana winters force Conner Prairie’s outdoor exhibits to shut down for half of the year. But the time has come to dust of the old log cabins, plant crops and wake the hens and roosters as Conner Prairie’s outdoor facilities open for business once more this weekend!

With opening weekend comes a collection of exciting events to celebrate another year on William Conner’s former estate. Be the first to sample a hoard of new exhibits and activities as you reconnect to the past. Travel back in time at Conner Prairie Living History Museum in Fishers, Indiana. Opening weekend at this Indianapolis park begins Saturday, March 27, 2010.

Check out Conner Prairie’s new Science Lab to decode Weather Month. Learn about Indiana’s weather, and how it has helped to shape Hoosier history. Test your survival skills in Frontier Survivor. Try your hand at tracking and trapping animals, staring a fire and surviving the wild wilderness. Plus, join in fun frontier games at Lenape Camp.

Bringing grandparents in tow? Stop by the Craft Conner to create a memory that will last a lifetime. Hand Prints through Generations provide a keepsake that will capture youth in an instant as grandkids and grandparents bond. Then head to Prairetown to join in Historic Crime Scene Investigation, where participants will be instrumental in uncovering an unusual mystery.

Don’t forget everyone’s favorite part of Conner Prairie: Taste the Past. Mrs. Zimmerman, famed Conner Prairie baker, has homemade maple cake on hand for patrons to sample. Learn from her historic recipes and baking tips. At the Curtis home join in the festivities of an historically constructed birthday party. Then head to the the McClures to learn how clothes were made and mended all by hand and at home. Plus, learn about historic medicine from Dr. Campbell and modern medicine from a doctor from Community Health Network. Compare the big differences between health in 1836 and today.

Looking for something fun for little ones? On Friday, March 26, 2010, the Prairie Tykes series offers a Feathered Friends excursion. Take a walk through Conner Prairie’s land to spy bird’s nest. Enjoy a special bird’s nest snack and make your own bird’s nest to take home.

Head to Conner Prairie for all this and more. Celebrate opening weekend at this favorite Indianapolis museum. Admission for opening weekend is free for members and youth under two. Tickets are $13.00 for adults and $9.00 for youth (ages two to twelve).

Take advantage of this beloved Indianapolis attraction. After an exciting day of living in history, treat your Indianapolis kids to a special meal at any of these Indianapolis restaurant. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. Get out in Indy and find some fun!

Conner Prairie Opening Weekend
Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 2010

Conner Prairie Living History Museum
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038

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