Making a Commercial at Connor Prairie

You might remember our early spring trip to Conner Prairie…we had such a great day, and couldn’t wait to go back.  Little did we know that the next time we would find ourselves at our favorite interactive history park, we would be filming a TV commercial! 


Who knew “working” could be so much FUN?!!! The boys spent the day on several “sets” which were really just set up for them to enjoy the park for the day.

From pretending to be Civil War soldiers…

civil war days at conner prairie 

To checking out the newborn piglets…

conner prairie baby animals 

Making pottery creations…

conner prairie pottery

And science experiments that were entirely hands-on! 

conner prairie science area hands on  

And that doesn’t even cover half of it! I can’t even describe what an excellent experience we had as a family.  The entire crew at Lodge Design were wonderful to work with, the staff at Conner Prairie were fabulous, the other “talent” family became our fast friends, and the boys did everything they were asked without complaint! And although we were exhausted at the end of the day, we couldn’t have asked for anything to have gone better!

Check out how an entire day of shooting was cut into this 30 second television spot! 


We love that at Conner Prairie it’s ALL hands on and that questions are encouraged!  Learning comes so naturally when you’re having fun, which is why we’ll be back several times over the summer! Who’s coming with us?

12 thoughts on "Making a Commercial at Connor Prairie"

  1. pretty sure you can file this one away in the “best time ever” catagory!

    1. QuatroMama says:

      Yes, AND I counted it for like 10 days of homeschool. Kidding…a little.

  2. Sooooo darling. How fun!

    1. QuatroMama says:

      Thanks, Darling Friend!

  3. 4thFrog says:

    I always forget how much fun Conner Prairie is until we are there. Is the water table feature new? That looks awesome!

    Oh yes, the boys were pretty awesome in their own right.

    1. QuatroMama says:

      Amy, I think it’s “newer”…it was brand new to us. It’s over by the Civil War area. Super fun and new favorite!

  4. Sara C says:

    I just saw this the other day and thought it looked like SUCH a great production. Glad to hear you had fun making it!

    1. QuatroMama says:

      They (Lodge Design) had some incredible skills and vision! Just glad we were able to be part of it!

  5. Jodi says:

    Girl — that’s great!!!!! So excited for you!!! I have my membership — we should do a “date” there!

  6. Darcy Wiley says:

    We have a membership. See you there? 🙂

  7. Lynn Smith says:

    We LOVE Conner Prairie. What a great way to spend a day. The costumed interpreters are great with the kids … and grown-up too! There is so much to do there. I few more things are candle dipping and trying out weaving in the building near the garden. The new Civil War area is fantastic too! We may just need to wrap up school early one day this week and head over there. Thanks for the post.

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