The Sunflower Fields is open NOW for a limited time.
You’ll discover a field of beauty with over 3 acres to explore. Enjoy thousands of blooms as you walk through the paths and find the perfect photo opportunities.
Sunflower Field Programing
On September 5th and 12th, from 10 a.m. to noon, attendees can join the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District to gain valuable knowledge about cover crops and soil testing. There will also be an engaging activity that pays tribute to the significance of soil and sunflowers.
Then, on September 16th, the Hamilton East Public Library will take center stage, offering a delightful program for all ages. Visitors can listen to captivating stories, sing along to lively songs, and participate in interactive art activities. The library will even bring seeds from their Seed Library, allowing attendees to delve into the fascinating journey of a tiny seed evolving into a beautiful flower.
Entry to the Sunflower Fields is included with general admission. But professional photographers will need a photo pass.
With an opportunity to explore thousands of sun-drenched blooms across three acres, the sunflower field features three varieties of sunflowers native to Indiana while inspiring conversations about how these flowers are important to various habitats and agricultural sustainability. Learn more about Conner Prairie’s Agriculture programs.
Tram rides will be available to transport you to and from the field easily.
Did you know?
- Sunflowers are native to the Americas.
- Each sunflower is actually made up of thousands of individual flowers.
- The tallest sunflower on record was over 30 feet tall. (Germany, confirmed by Guinness World Records on 8/28/2014)
- Sunflowers have been an important food source for the indigenous people of North and Central America. They have been cultivated for food, medicine, dye, and oil for more than 3,000 years.
- Sunflower seeds follow a Fibonacci sequence as they swirl around the head of the sunflower. You can see this same swirling sequence in things like a Chambered Nautilus shell and other things in nature.
- Sunflowers will follow the sun during the day. Once a flower has fully matured, it remains fixed to the east.