Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

The other week my family and I had the opportunity to visit Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana.  The reason for our visit is the park/museum was holding a big science event for kids.  The indoor reception areas were filled with tables of different science activities (more on this in future posts).  On a regular day, however, the park serves as a museum of sorts sharing the history of the area dating back to before the Civil War.  Their mission statement, from the website, states:

"We are one of the largest attractions in the region and one of the most visited outdoor museums in the country. We have a long history of innovation that spans the fields of science, history, art, and nature. On our grounds, every guest has the opportunity to pursue fun and knowledge in a way that is tailored to them.

In a time where meals are rushed and everyone is in a hurry to get to soccer practice or ballet class, we provide families with multi-generational opportunities to come together, interact and learn in new and unique ways in the heart of Indiana. Each and every day, we inspire curiosity and foster meaningful interaction with unique, engaging experiences that don’t exist anywhere else."

There's a huge outdoor area setup to display different historical time periods.  There are prairie style homes, farm animals, farm equipment, etc. from different time periods.  It was winter during our visit, so the outdoor areas were closed.  That was okay as our goal was to involve ourselves in the science activities inside.  When summer gets here we'll make a return trip to check out the other areas.  It looks very cool!!!

For more information on Conner Prairie, check out their website.

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