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Events in Land Between The Lakes

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

Log Hewing at the Homeplace

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 24, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Ever wonder how these old log structures were built? Logs had to be hand hewn one at a time, and then raised into position. Come watch or lend a hand as the farmers demonstrate how these logs were hewn using three tools from the 1850s. Great for wood workers!

First Annual Nature Station Butterfly Count

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 24, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Citizen science projects are a great way to get involved in nature while helping scientists to gather data! Help the Nature Station's naturalists as we spend the day trying to find and identify butterflies for the North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count project. Stop by to see what we have found, learn about the butterflies of Kentucky and discover other citizen science projects!
Nature Station admission fees apply.

Morning Butterfly Hike

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 24, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.
Join a naturalist on a 1-mile, guided hike through forest and prairie as we search for butterflies.
You'll have the opportunity to learn more about our native butterflies and contribute to the North American Butterfly Association's Butterfly Count citizen science project. No butterfly ID skills necessary!

Insect Safari

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 24, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

We're going on a safari! Learn about the insects of Kentucky, try your hand at using butterfly nets and sweep nets, and discover what critters can be found in the grasses of our prairie! While having fun, we'll also be contributing to the North American Butterfly Association's Butterfly Count citizen science project.
Free with Nature Station Admission.

Daily Life on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 1, 2017 thru June 25, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

June is one of the busiest times-harvesting spring vegetables while tending to summer plants. Daily maintenance of the garden begins in the early morning picking the insects off the plants, hoeing and pulling weeds. Mules and farmers are out in the fields cultivating the crops. In the heat of the day, the family settles in the cool breezeways to do equally important hand work. Warmer weather means easier traveling on dirt roads, so quilting bees and visits with neighbors are more frequent, including Saturday evening's pickin' parties.

Field Work Wednesday at the Homeplace Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 1, 2017 thru June 25, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Tractors were not invented by 1850; instead a steady team of mules, horses or oxen were used to complete heavy duty jobs. Come watch as our farmers work the fields with these large draft animals every Wednesday through the summer. This program is soil and weather dependent.

Patriotic Quilts

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 25, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

*Ideal for home educators 1850 quilters showed their patriotic spirit through their choices of quilt patterns. Opinions on current issues, political parties and love of country could be found on a simple bed quilt. At the double pen, see an exhibit of samples of these patriotic quilt patterns and discover some of the 1850s hot button issues that were recorded on a quilt. Join the women at the quilt frame and see how the patriotic quilts were handmade.

Awesome Opossum on an Obstacle Course

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 25, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Help us set up an awesome obstacle course for our opossum. As she navigates her obstacles, we will observe and discuss the amazing adaptations that enable opossums to survive in the wild! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Snake Feeding Sundays

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 25, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch - 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 on their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! Program included with Nature Station admission: At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Taste of the South

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 27, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Follow the good smells to the kitchen to see what is cooking today! In 1850s family receipts (recipes) were rarely written down, cooking skills were learned by watching and helping your mother or grandmother in the kitchen. Discover why cooking was done in the morning and some uniquely 19th century local food.

Morning Nature Hike

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 27, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge and to the lake shore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees. Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Field Work Wednesday at the Homeplace Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 28, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

*Ideal for home educators Today is Flag Day! The American Flag is strongly connected to the American identity. Come to the Double Pen house and learn about the history of our flag. Help the ladies start sewing a new flag for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration and join in other fun activities celebrating our "grand old flag".

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Back to the Moon for Good

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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.

Feeding Time on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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! Homeplace Entry fees apply.

Red Wolf Treat Time

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - Weekdays 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Afternoon Animal Encounters at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - Weekdays 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.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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: From Earth to the Universe

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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: Tonight's Sky Live*

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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: TOTALITY

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Little Star That Could

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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: Firefall

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 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.

Parade of Raptors at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 1, 2017 thru November 30, 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.

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