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New Planetarium Show to Debuts

New Planetarium Show to Debuts

The Kentucky Colonels provided funding for Habitat Earth, a new show at the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. It will debut September 1, 2019.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invite everyone to visit the Golden Pond Planetarium to see Habitat Earth, a new show which takes viewers on a stunning journey exploring the interconnectedness of life on Planet Earth. Habitat Earth will begin showing September 1, 2019. Golden Pond Planetarium is inside the Golden Pond Visitor Center in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Admission is $6 for ages 13 and up; $3.50 for ages 5 - 12; and free for ages 4 and under. Specific show times are available at https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/eventscalendar/.

Purchased by the Friends of Land Between the Lakes through a grant from the Kentucky Colonels, Habitat Earth is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand and produced by the California Academy of Sciences.

The Golden Pond Planetarium features seven educational shows in the 40 foot dome theater daily and is open seven days a week, 10 am - 5 pm. The Friends of Land Between the Lakes work in partnership with the USDA Forest Service to create opportunities for educational experiences and lasting memories at Land Between the Lakes for tens of thousands of visitors every year. The Friends provide staffing for the Woodlands Nature Station, Golden Pond Planetarium and Visitor Center and the 1850s Homeplace Working Farm.

The Kentucky Colonels is an organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor because of their citizenship and service. Their primary objective is to support Kentucky organizations who stand ready to help our citizens everywhere. The Kentucky Colonels, through their Good Works Program, distributed $2 million to support 231 worthy causes in 2018, which will impact over 3.8 million people across the state.

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The Homeplace
Photo by Connie Wilson

The Homeplace 1850's working farm is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Land Between The Lakes. Events are scheduled year-round to remind visitors of how the residents of this region once lived.