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Events in Land Between The Lakes

Check out these entertaining and educational events happening in Land Between The Lakes!

Snake Feeding Sundays at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 22, 2018 - Sundays 11:30 to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Conservation Heroes Program at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 22, 2018 - 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Theodore Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, and Aldo Leopold are just a few names that have made American conservation spread all throughout the world. Join us this Earth Day as we celebrate their accomplishments, and find out how you can become a conservation hero, too! Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Turtles: Animal Playtime at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 22, 2018 - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for one of Nature Station's many resident animals! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Pitch a Horseshoe at the Homeplace

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  April 21, 2018 thru April 22, 2018 - Each Day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

If quilting isn't your thing, stop by the Tool Barn and join the game of horseshoes. Ideal for home educators. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Spring Quilting Bee at the Homeplace

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  April 21, 2018 thru April 22, 2018 - Each Day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

This year the Homeplace focuses on the Plain and Fancy Quilts made on farms in 1850s. Discover what makes a quilt "fancy" or plain.

This weekend the farm women put away their spinning wheels and invite their quilting friends and neighbors to the annual spring quilting bee. Pick up a needle and thimble and add a few stitches to our new "fancy" quilt, double Irish chain help us finish our "plain" pinwheel quilt, or the quilted petticoat.

Celebrating the Homeplace's 40th anniversary, the double pen house will feature a display of quilts made on the farm by the quilters/interpreters from the early beginnings of the living history museum.

New to quilting? Purchase a Homeplace quilt kit featuring reproduction fabric used for our period clothing, bring it to the farm to get help to hand sew the quilt square and begin your quilting obsession. Want to learn something more challenging? Try your hand at applique quilting and other techniques used to make a fancy quilt. Popular 1850 quilt patterns will be available for you to take home and make your own heirloom.

Children's sewing cards will be available to practice their stitches. If stitching isn't your cup of tea, gather a team and play a rousing game of horse shoes, visit with the farm animals, or watch the blacksmith turn an iron bar into something useful.

Ideal for home educators.

Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Forging the Past

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  April 21, 2018 thru April 22, 2018 - Each Day at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

A blacksmith shop on the farm in 1850 provided the farmer with a means to make and repair his farming tools. Wander to the shop behind the Ox Barn to see our latest job undertaking on the anvil. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 23, 2018 - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 24, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Steam Exploration Field Trip - Homeschoolers Feature

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 24, 2018 - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a fun excursion to Crooked Creek! Enjoy a fun stream stroll with our naturalists as we explore and discover the many creatures that live above and below the water's surface. From fish to frogs, there is always something cool to see! We'll also learn how to tell the cleanliness and health of a stream based on what we find living there. Be sure to bring appropriate clothing and shoes for getting wet! $5 per person. Limited to 20 participants. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space. Ideal for home educators.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 25, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 26, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Owl Pellet Discovery - Homeschoolers Feature

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 26, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Did you know that owls kind of "puke"? It's called an owl pellet! Did you also know that you can dissect that pellet to figure out what an owl has been eating? Join us for an owl dissection activity where we pull apart sterilized (and completely sanitary) owl pellets! Guided by a naturalist, you'll learn why owls "cast" pellets, and identify what creature's bones are in your pellet! Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Feed the Deer at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 27, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Homeschoolers Day at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 27, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for the 6th annual Homeschoolers Day at Nature Station and participate in engaging educational programs and activities based around this year's theme: Biodiversity University! STEAM inspired lessons in math, English, art, and science will be incorporated into an exciting day of nature fun! Homeschoolers will get to meet live animals, do fun crafts, and learn how to apply the scientific method when discovering the natural world around them! We recommend planning at least a 2-hour visit to experience all the day has to offer.! Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 28, 2018 - Saturdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Happy Little Trees - Group Painting

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 28, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Enjoy painting natural scenes? Don't worry about making mistakes, they're just happy little accidents! Kids and "kids-at-heart" are welcome to relax and paint from the heart. Join us as one of our naturalists shows you step by step how to create a masterpiece. Bob Ross not included. $15 per participant. Cost includes admission. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Full Moon Canoe Trip

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 28, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey and beavers, listen to nature's evening chorus, and watch for a rising full moon at the end of the night. $25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.

Early Farm Mornings

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  April 28, 2018 - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

As the early sun breaks the morning fog, another day begins at the Pryor Creek farm. Experience a unique perspective of an early morning on the farm. Visit rarely seen locations as you tag along with the farmers and learn about the animals as you help bring them from their pastures and pens. At the end of the morning chores, gather in the kitchen for a light, country breakfast fair. What a great way to start the day! Great for photographers! $15 per person, includes same day HP admission. Reservation and full deposit required. Dress for outdoors with sturdy shoes. Call 270 924-2020 to reserve your space.

Field Work with the Mules, Dan and Todd

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  April 28, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The plan today is to harness Dan and Todd to do work the fields, but if it is too wet, the farmers will attend to other jobs such as making shingles, woodworking, building fences, stripping and tying tobacco or blacksmithing or brushing the winter coat off the oxen and mules. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Snake Feeding Sundays at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 29, 2018 - Sundays 11:30 to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Be a Zookeeper

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 29, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! Would you like to experience what it would be like to work as a zookeeper? Here's your chance! Spend the afternoon with our naturalists and learn the basics of taking care of reptiles, birds, and mammals. What are some of the important needs that these different animals have? Then get some hands-on experience by helping our naturalists with animal care duties such as feeding, cleaning, and handling of some of the animals. Parents are welcome to attend and take pictures, but we do ask that parents remain on site while their child takes the class. $12 per child. One adult admitted free with child. Price includes Nature Station admission. Recommended for ages 7 and above. Limited to 8 children. Reservation and deposit required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space.

Opossum: Animal Playtime at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 29, 2018 - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for one of Nature Station's many resident animals! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Full Moon Canoe Trip

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 29, 2018 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey and beavers, listen to nature's evening chorus, and watch for a rising full moon at the end of the night. $25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 30, 2018 - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 1, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 2, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 3, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Feed the Deer at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 4, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 5, 2018 - Saturdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

"May the Forest Be With You" at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 5, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Calling all Jedis! Learn the force by studying Mother Nature. Many of her creatures can hover in the air, vanish before your eyes, move lightning fast, and use incredible strength. We will meet some of her best students, like bobcat and kestrel, and discover their Jedi skills. Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Kentucky Turtle Derby at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 5, 2018 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's Derby time! Let's celebrate Nature Station style by racing our resident turtles! They might not be as fast as thoroughbreds, but they're just as entertaining! Meet the contestants, pick your favorite, and cheer for your turtle to cross the finish line! You can even make a festive hat and sip on a kiddie mint julep. After the races, you'll get to meet contestants up close and give the winner a pat on the shell. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Spring Plowing - Practical Farming

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  May 5, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Watch the our powerful mules in action! Once in harness Todd and Dan are all business getting the ground ready for planting cash crops, and learn more about them from our farmers. (Weather and soil permitting.) Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Children's Day on the Farm

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  May 5, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come experience life as a child on an 1850s farm, with work and play based on what you can raise and do yourself! Farm children worked hard alongside their parents, but also learned to make their own fun. You can, too, with activities based on this year's theme, "Living Close to the Land," and designed for children ages 5-12. Ideal for home educators. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Snake Feeding Sundays at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 6, 2018 - Sundays 11:30 to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Slither into Spring: Reptile & Amphibian Search

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 6, 2018 - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Spring is here! With the warmer weather, our scaly and slimy friends, the reptiles and amphibians, will be emerging from their long winter nap. Come along as we search the nooks and crannies of the Nature Station for our crawly and slithery friends. Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Coyote Sunday Funday at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 6, 2018 - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for one of Nature Station's many resident animals! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

All Hands in the Fields and Garden - Practical Farming

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  May 6, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Welcome to our garden, see which heirloom vegetables we are planting in our summer garden. Lend a hand planting as we carefully gather the tender seedlings from our plant beds and last year's saved seeds. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Planting Our Spring Garden - Practical Farming

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  May 6, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Welcome to our garden, see which heirloom vegetables we are planting in our summer garden. Lend a hand planting as we carefully gather the tender seedlings from our plant beds and last year's saved seeds. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

More Precious Than Gold - Practical Farming

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  May 6, 2018 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Corn was the "gold" on this 1850 farm. With your help, we can get the corn seeds planted for this year's valuable crop. Grab a hoe or a handful of seeds and follow the farmer to the corn field as he guides this year's planting and talks about the value of our corn crop. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 7, 2018 - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 8, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 9, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 10, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Feed the Deer at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 11, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 12, 2018 - Saturdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Migration Celebration at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 12, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

International Migratory Bird Day, the second Saturday in May, honors the spectacle and struggles of our feathered friends that migrate between North America and the tropics. Join us to be part of the celebration! Peek in on some baby birds, enjoy kid-friendly crafts and games, and more! We'll be spotlighting nature's most amazing travelers with special programs throughout the day. For more information about International Migratory Bird Day, visit www.birdday.org

10am-4pm | Backyard Bird Scavenger Hunt
10am-5pm | Native Plant & Wildflower Sale
11am-1pm | Bird Kids Craft
1:30pm | Bird Call Bingo
2:30pm | Baby Birds!
3:30pm | Bites for Bobcat
4:30pm | Parade of Raptors
At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Laser Show: Led Zeppelin

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 12, 2018 - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Getting Rid of Old Man Winter

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  May 12, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come experience life as a child on an 1850s farm, with work and play based on what you can raise and do yourself! Farm children My goodness there's a winter's worth of smoke and dirt built up at the Homeplace houses. All hands on deck o help put the bedding out to air, shovel ashes out of the fireplace and watch the dirt fly from beating the rugs. Throw open the windows and prop open the doors; let Spring cleaning begin. Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Laser Show: Laser Vinyl

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 12, 2018 - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Snake Feeding Sundays at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 13, 2018 - Sundays 11:30 to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Mother's Day Weekend Wildflower & Native Plant Sale

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 12, 2018 thru May 13, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Spring is here and it's time to start planting those gardens! Wildflowers and other native plants make great additions to anyone's garden - they attract butterflies and birds, often require less water and care than other plants, and look beautiful! Treat Mom to some new plants for her garden, or pick out some for yourself! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Mothers of Science

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 13, 2018 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Thank you moms! We appreciate mothers of all kinds here at the Nature Station. Come join us as we discover the women who contributed greatly to science, such as Mary Anning, Rachel Carson, and Jane Goodall! Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Vulture Sunday Funday at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 13, 2018 - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for one of Nature Station's many resident animals! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 14, 2018 - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 15, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 16, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 17, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Feed the Deer at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 18, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 19, 2018 - Saturdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Project Runway: Animal Edition

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 19, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Our animals have been given a design challenge and they are ready to strut their stuff! Come meet our animal designers and vote for your favorite outfit. Will our flashy turkey friends take the day, or will our bobcat's camo cape of invisibility win the prize? Only you can decide! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Who's That Pokemon?

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 19, 2018 - 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you completed your Pokedex? Do you have what it takes to be a Pokemon Master? Test your knowledge as we quiz you on your knowledge of Pokemon and the real life animals that inspired them! Join our naturalist as you compare Pokemon to their real life counterparts! Pokemon Trainers of all ages are welcome. Pokemon Go and Pokemon 3DS games are encouraged, as you will also get the chance to meet other Pokemon trainers from the area! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Laser Show: Laser Beatles

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 19, 2018 - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Laser Show: Laser Country

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 19, 2018 - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Snake Feeding Sundays at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 20, 2018 - Sundays 11:30 to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Incredible Insects

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 20, 2018 - 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Did you know that a cockroach can live for three weeks without its head? Insects possess some incredible and interesting survival skills! Crawl on in to the Nature Station to learn more about the fascinating world of insects and meet some live examples up close. Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Sunday Funday at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 20, 2018 - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for one of Nature Station's many resident animals! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 21, 2018 - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 22, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 23, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 24, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Feed the Deer at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 25, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 26, 2018 - Saturdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Laser Show: Laser Spirit

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 26, 2018 - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Laser Show: Laser Pop

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 26, 2018 - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Star Party

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 26, 2018 - 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers as they search the night skies for fun and interesting objects in space with telescopes. Star Parties are free programs and are also weather dependent.

Snake Feeding Sundays at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 27, 2018 - Sundays 11:30 to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Born to be Wild Weekend at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 26, 2018 thru May 27, 2018 - Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come out to the Nature Station this Memorial Day Weekend for our Born to Be Wild Weekend! Enjoy live animals, activities, games, and programs all dedicated to animal families in the wild! Discover how different animals have unique ways of protecting their kin, or even find out how each kind of animal raises it's young just a little differently from the next! Celebrate animal families by bringing your whole family to have fun at the Nature Station!

Saturday Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - Backyard Bingo
10:00 a.m. - Canoe Rentals Available
10:00 a.m. - Visit with Smokey Bear Throughout the Day
1:30 p.m. - "Are You My Mother?" Storytelling & Games
2:00 p.m. - Baby Hummingbird Craft
2:30 p.m. - The Tiny Turbo Turtle Turnout
3:30 p.m. - Bites for Bobcat
4:30 p.m. - Parade of Raptors
6:00 p.m. - Family sunset Canoe Trip

Sunday Schedule:
11:00 a.m. - Kitten' To Know: Bobcat's Story
1:00 p.m. - Animal Mask Craft
2:30 p.m. - Ugly Duckling: Guess That Baby!
3:30 p.m. - Sunday Funday: Deer & Turkley Playtime
4:30 p.m. - Parade of Raptors
6:30 p.m. - Full Moon Sunset Canoe Trip

Monday Schedule:
11:00 a.m. - Growing Up Groundhog
12:30 p.m. - Pond Prowl
2:30 p.m. - Children Make Terrible Pets Puppet Show
3:30 p.m. - Turtle Time!
4:30 p.m. - Parade of Raptors

At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 28, 2018 - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 29, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 30, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Earth, Moon and Sun

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Showtimes are each day at 3:00 p.m. except for Tuesdays and Thursdays, which are at noon. Times through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Tonight's Sky Live

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Daily showtimes at 1:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Daily showtimes at 2:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

From Earth to the Universe

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Showtimes are each day at 4:00 p.m. except for Mondays and Fridays, which are at noon. Times through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Various Times - See Details

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Showtimes are Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. as well as Mondays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Firefall

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Various Times - See Details

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

f you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Showtimes are Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. as well as Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 10:00 a.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a light-hearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus; the beautiful princess Andromeda; Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion; and Orion the hunter. A non-laser full-dome version of this show is also available. Showtimes daily at 10:00 a.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come face-to-face with a barred owl, screech owl, kestrel, and red-tailed hawk as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them in to their night-time shelter. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 31, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Evening Chores on the Farm

Where:  LBL4512 The Trace

When:  April 9, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

As the day winds down, there's still chores to be done! It's feeding time, starting with the pigs at the Hog Lot. It's also time to gather eggs, move animals to their nightly quarters, and put the log houses in order. Learn about the farm animals as they bed down for the evening. There might even be opportunities for you to help! Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  May 13, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Daily showtimes at 8:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

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Campfire
Photo by Angela Smith

May your campfires keep the bug bites away, and the mallows burnt gooey. Experience your next campfire at Kentucky Lake.