Kids Need Nature!
Like all moms, Alison wants the best for her children and understands that time spent in nature is important. Nurture a love for nature with your kids by downloading their Nature IN-Deed today, then head outdoors!
"From Indiana, with Love" Postcard Design Contest
What is great about nature in Indiana? Share what you love and want others to know about nature in our next contest!
Design a postcard inspired by your favorite park, an amazing natural area, your favorite habitat, or a small spot of green that gives you comfort in Indiana.
Read the official rules, download the postcard template, then enter it in the contest!
Spanning 800 wooded acres Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 390,000 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.
The museum’s goal is to help get children and families outdoors to investigate, explore, create and imagine. Its focus is to spark visitors’ curiosity about how people throughout history used nature for necessity and inspiration, how we use natural resources today and how we can preserve those resources for the future.
Treetop Outpost outdoor nature experience is a 6,000-square-foot destination nestled in woods featuring a four-story treehouse. This exhibit features a 30-foot suspension bridge and a connecting Nature Walk that leads visitors through the woods and along the White River to a prairie lookout.
Surrounding the 45-foot-tall treehouse are experience areas allowing visitors of all ages to investigate nature and its resources, dig in a re-created archaeology site, build like Hoosiers of the past, create art and fill the forest with music.