Thousands of curious minds of all ages will explore science, physics and nature through hands-on experiments and interactive activities in mid-June at Conner Prairie. The third annual Curiosity Fair runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13-14.
What can you expect on the schedule for this interactive weekend of fun?
- – Hands-on robot demonstrations with IndianaFirst Robotics.
- – See the inner workings of computers with Indiana Universtiy’s Pervasive Technology Institute.
- – Help Purdue University assemble and design race cars and test them on a track.
- – Build a large 3D sculpture with 3D Parts Manufacturing, Club Cyberia and Nickel Plate Arts in a maker’s space.
- – Watch the Wonder Wheels BMX Stunt Show at 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.
- – Enjoy interactive opportunities to explore chemistry and science with Dow Agroscience while Eli Lilly and Co. presents its “Chemistry is a Blast” show at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
- – Try hands-on engineering activities with Indianapolis Engineering for Kids.
- – Learn how some of our favorite dairy products are created: Kroger reveals how ice cream is made, Pace Dairy will demonstrate how cheese is made and Fair Oaks Farm will show how milk is produced.
New this year, the Smithsonian Institution’s Places of Invention affiliates project, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and with support from the National Science Foundation, will guide guests through what it takes to build a pipeline from Kokomo, Ind., to Chicago with its Indiana Gas Boom activity.
Other attractions will include Cirque Amongus, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra which will help guests explore making music with a variety of instruments and share how instruments are designed and function. And Columbian Park Zoo will showcase its exotic animals and share what they eat, how they live and more from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
Presented by Dow Agroscience with support from Kroger, Curiosity Fair is free with paid admission to Conner Prairie and free for members.
Conner Prairie is a nationally acclaimed interactive history park. Its 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, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s only Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit ConnerPrairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer.