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Events in Land Between The Lakes

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

Visit with Smokey Bear!

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 29, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Smokey Bear will be making appearances at scheduled times throughout the day. Bring a camera because Smokey loves to pose for pictures with the young and young at heart! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Be a Scientist Hero for Nature

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 29, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you heard of "citizen science"? These are science projects that anyone can do to participate in real science studies! You can count birds in your yard, observe bees in your garden, collect samples of water from a nearby stream, or even listen for frogs at night. Find out about some fantastic citizen science projects and how you can get involved. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station.

'Who's The Real Flash?' Program at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 29, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Barry Allen may be the fastest MAN alive, but what about the other animals? Long before Barry became The Flash, animals have been perfecting the art of speed. Come learn about some of nature's fastest animals and meet some quick contenders that live closer to home. See if you can decide who the "real" Flash is. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Be a Superhero for Baby Birds!

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 29, 2017 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Be a real-life birdie superhero! Mama birds are awesome at their job, but, like us, they need help every now and then. Come learn what it takes to be a baby bird superhero and maybe even meet some of our fluffy friends! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Nature Station Edition

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 29, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone knows about Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo, but what about the Nature Station Ninja Turtles? Come meet out lean, mean, fighting team of turtles! They may not be the biggest or the strongest, but these reptiles each have powers of their own. When combined, no one can stand up to our heroes in a half shell! Turtle power! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Made on the Farm: Foodways

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 29, 2017 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

A taste from the past! Enjoy the fruits of our labor and sample period food raised and prepared on the farm. Since few recipes were written down, replicating the exact recipes and tastes is a challenge for interpreters. Another challenge is the availability of the same varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, and sweeteners. Stop by the Double Pen Kitchen and relive the smells and taste from the past as we recreate recipes from The Homeplace History and Recipe Book.
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Wildlife Celebration: Animal Superheroes

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 27, 2017 thru May 29, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Do you like Spiderman, The Flash, or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Did you know that some animals have a lot in common with our favorite superheroes? Come out to the Nature Station Memorial Day Weekend as we have fun exploring why owls would make good X-Men, how turkeys act like Transformers, what coyotes have in common with Jedi Masters, and more! Enjoy live animal programs, activities, and games, all about our wildlife superheroes. Also, learn how YOU can be a superhero for wildlife by helping animal rescue organizations, participating in citizen science, helping reptiles across the road, and more! Visit Explore Kentucky Lake's Nature Station page to see a detail list of events during Wildlife Celebration: Animal Superheroes.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 30, 2017 - Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station.

'For Goodness Snakes' at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 31, 2017 - Wednesdays at 3:30 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Afternoon Animal Encounters at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  March 14, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - Daily at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each afternoon in spring. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident animal ambassadors. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Parade of Raptors at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  March 14, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - Daily at 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Daily

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. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are 10:00 a.m. daily. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 noon. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Little Star That Could

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - Tues. & Thurs. at 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Children love a good underdog story. This full-dome presentation is about the newest baby star in the sky - Little Star. He quickly discovers he is just an average star, but he yearns to become special and have planets of his own. Along the way in his quest, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special. He also discovers much about planets and what it takes to lead a solar system. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are 10:00 a.m. daily. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Tonight's Sky Live*

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Somewhere along the line, planetariums became cool shaped movie theaters and the technology got ahead of the message. You are invited to quietly relax under a canopy of stars that represent tonight's sky. As you do, our knowledgeable and entertaining staff will personally lead you on a tour of planets, constellations, and special celestial events. This live presentation is recommended for ages 6 and above. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are 1:00 p.m. daily. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - 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. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 noon. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Firefall

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - Tues. and Thurs. at 4:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

If 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. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Feedin' Time on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  April 7, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

As they day winds down, feeding time starts for our farm animals! It usually starts with the pigs, but things happen on the farm, so we may start with one of the other animals. Meet at the pig pen to lend a hand and learn how to care for farm animals the 1850s way! *Ideal for home educators Ages 13 and up - $5 Ages 5-12 - $3 Ages 4 and under - Free

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoying the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the worlds 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. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 noon; Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: TOTALITY

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  March 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

From lunar to total solar eclipses TOTALITY will show you how eclipses occur and what to expect when they happen. This Bays Mountain production takes a look back at eclipses of the past and forward to eclipses of the future and where you can see them. With a variety of spectacular space environments you will see what happens when you get caught in the shadow of the Moon as the Sun plunges into a total Solar eclipse. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

Showtimes are 2:00 p.m. daily. Admission fees apply. See the aforementioned link for details.

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Fishing at Sunset
Photo by Sherry Bailey

So many childhood memories have been made on the banks of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. These boys are determined to fish until the sun goes down.