Annual Curiosity Fair at Conner Prairie

The fifth annual Curiosity Fair is June 10-11 at Conner Prairie and will feature hands-on activities, interactive presentations and demonstrations that encourage people to explore interests, ask questions and discover more about the world around them.

Sponsored by Kroger and Dow AgroSciences, Curiosity Fair runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days and is free for Conner Prairie members and with paid admission to the museum. Admission prices are $17 for adults, $16 for seniors ages 65 and older and $12 for youth ages 2-12.


Tony Hoard, a semi-finalist on the popular “America’s Got Talent” TV show, and his high-flying, acrobatic canines will perform multiple shows both days. Scientists with Eli Lilly will perform colorful chemical demonstrations and explosive experiments during their “Chemistry is a Blast” shows.

And inside the SportsZone, guests can interact with the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Indians, Indiana Fuel and Indy Eleven professional sports teams and experience the beauty and grace of rhythmic gymnastics.

“Conner Prairie’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning. Curiosity Fair does just that,” said Gail Brown, who manages the event. “Guests of all ages can explore science, chemistry, astronomy, robotics and technology, nature and much more. We have an array of new experiences and activities planned and a host of new exhibitors this year.”

Last year, nearly 3,000 attended the weekend festival. For a complete list of Curiosity Fair activities, visit

Spanning nearly 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

Conner Prairie’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, 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 nearly 1,000 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s first 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 or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Conner Prairie is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Flickr and YouTube.

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