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Events in Land Between The Lakes

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

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  September 1, 2017 thru October 31, 2017 - Weekdays - 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday in September and October. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident animal ambassadors.

The September and October schedule is:

Mondays - Help Feed the Deer and Turkeys! Join one of our naturalists to help feed the deer and turkeys some of their favorite foods such as apples, grapes, and cracked corn. We'll learn how these animals survive in the wild as we watch them scarf down their supper.

Tuesdays - Dinnertime for Bald Eagle 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.

Wednesdays - Bites for Bobcat Meet Nature Station's newest member of the family and get to know him while he eats his meal! 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!

Thursdays - For Goodness Snakes 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.

Fridays -| Red Wolf Treat Time Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction.

Admission fees apply.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

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

When:  September 1, 2017 thru November 23, 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.

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

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

When:  September 1, 2017 thru November 23, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 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.
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Tonight's Sky Live*

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

When:  September 1, 2017 thru November 23, 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:  September 1, 2017 thru November 23, 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.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System Planetarium Show

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

When:  September 5, 2017 thru November 23, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 Tue/Thur

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena on the other planets in our solar system.
From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth!
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Little Star That Could

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

When:  September 1, 2017 thru November 23, 2017 - Times vary

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.

From Earth to the Universe Planetarium Show

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

When:  September 1, 2017 thru November 23, 2017 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

This stunning, full-dome voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science.
Viewers can revel in the splendor of the nearby worlds in our Solar System. Then go out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies.
Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, invention of the telescope, and today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe even deeper into the Universe.
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 -$3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Feeding Time on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  June 1, 2017 thru November 30, 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.

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.

Parade of Raptors at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  September 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.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Music Shows

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

When:  September 1, 2017 thru December 16, 2017 - Tue/Fri/Sat - 5:30

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Evening Laser Music Shows September 1 -December 16
Enjoy evening laser music shows and planetarium shows throughout the fall!
Laser shows - All seats $7
Planetarium shows - $5/3 Click here for a schedule of music shows that will be offered.

Looking for more?  View all the Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Events.


Beaver Dam Outlook
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The view from the top of this beaver dam shows a Kentucky Lake inlet in late spring. An inlet like this one is habitat to a variety of exciting wildlife and plants just waiting to be explored!