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Events in Land Between The Lakes

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

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace

When:  June 19, 2018 - Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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. So, watch and learn. Discover why cooking was done in the morning and some uniquely 19th century local food. Recipes are available in The Homeplace History and Receipt book.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 19, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 20, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace

When:  June 20, 2018 - Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the harsh cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of a wood chair, every Wednesday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. Every week will be a surprise, discover the other farm skills.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 21, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace

When:  June 26, 2018 - Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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. So, watch and learn. Discover why cooking was done in the morning and some uniquely 19th century local food. Recipes are available in The Homeplace History and Receipt book.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 26, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 27, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 27, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. 9:00 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.

$20 per person to use one of our kayaks; $15 per person if you bring your own kayak. Participants must be age 13 or above. Cost does not include NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace

When:  June 27, 2018 - Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the harsh cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of a wood chair, every Wednesday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. Every week will be a surprise, discover the other farm skills.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 28, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 1, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Celebrate the holiday with a scavenger hunt inspired by the U.S.A.! Search the Nature Station for red, white, and blue animals and other patriotic picks. You might even win an All-American prize! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 2, 2018 - 3:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our Bobcat! Watch as he reacts 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 2, 2018 - 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Bald eagles may not actually be bald, but they certainly are beautiful! Visit with the Nature Station's resident eagle during her chow time and learn why this bird makes a perfect national symbol for America. We'll also discuss the successful comeback of the bald eagle in Land Between the Lakes and beyond.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 2, 2018 - 11:30am- 12:15pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join the animals in celebrating the Fourth of July with a watermelon picnic! Watch our wolves, coyotes, deer, and more chow down on their watermelon and try a slice for yourself!

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 3, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs, and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life.

$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. '

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 3, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 3, 2018 - 2:30 p.m - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Get up-close with some live animals and critters you might find visiting your campsite and learn how to enjoy or avoid them. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 3, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 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. Ideal for home educators.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 4, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 4, 2018 - 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The bald eagle became our national symbol in 1782, but what if we had to choose all over again? Which animal do you think would be best? Meet our resident eagle and several other native animals who think they would make good candidates for this honor. Then cast your vote for the best national symbol!

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 4, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Eagles, rattlesnakes, bison, and deer have all been featured on flags! Celebrate Independence Day by creating your own flag. We will have fabric paint, stamps, stencils, as well as examples of some real flags that feature animals for inspiration. What animal will you choose to represent you?

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 5, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 5, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 5, 2018 - 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! Learn some basic outdoor survival skills like building temporary shelters, what to pack in a survival kit, and more by trying some fun hands-on activities.Hey kids!

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 6, 2018 - 3:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed Nature Station's resident opossum during her chow time! We'll let you sneak into the opossum's enclosure while she's not there and hide treats for her to find. Then, we'll release her back inside and watch as she sniffs out her goodies. Will she find yours?

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 6, 2018 - 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Which animal is "truly" American? Join a naturalist as you tour our backyard and meet the members of our animal family that are ONLY found in America! Sneak a peek at the Red Wolves, pat an Alligator Snapping Turtle on the shell, and more as you learn about these animals' stories and where they are found in this fun program! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 6, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Whoo's there? A barn owl, barred owl, and screech owl, that's who! Come meet several live owls as our staff treats you to an up-close encounter with these ninja-like nocturnal hunters. Discover why the barn owl is nicknamed "Ghost Owl," which owl weighs less than half a pound, and which one likes eating skunks

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 7, 2018 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Splash! Learn about animals the fun way, by getting wet with some fun and active water games! Dress to get wet, bring a towel, and join us for Musical Froggy Lily pads, Honeybee Nectar Relays, and more. You might even win a prize!

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 7, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs, and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life.

$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. '

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 7, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever wanted to visit the Nature Station in the winter, but couldn't because it was closed? Now is your chance! Our animals will celebrate the holidays 5 months early with their very own Christmas trees complete with presents underneath! Stop by to see what the naturalists have wrapped up for their big surprises. The wolves say they call dibs on anything that smells like meat! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 8, 2018 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Why does a spider bite? Why does a snake hiss? Young children often fear insects and snakes because they can bite. However, it is easy to avoid being hurt by an unknown animal when you understand that they are really more scared of you. Bring your child in so they can meet an insect and a snake and learn that animals can be more fascinating than frightening if you learn how to be safe around them.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 10, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 1, 2018 thru July 10, 2018 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come revel in the delightfully disgusting as we explore funky feeding habits, beastly bodily functions, and other abhorrent acts of nature. Discover owl pellets, vulture vomit, and other gross but effective ways animals survive in the wild. Ideal for home educators.

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 11, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 12, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 13, 2018 - 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed Nature Station's resident deer during their chow time today! Join our staff in giving the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies such as grapes, carrots, and apples. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about what deer in the wild are doing during this time of year. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 13, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Knock on wood as we jump into the animal superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th! Should you really be wary of ravens, owls, bats, spiders, and black cats? Bring the family to this live animal program and discover that these animals may be better to around than you might think! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 14, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey kids! Explore the exciting world of cool critters with up close looks at beautiful birds, incredible insects, stupendous snakes, marvelous mammals, terrific turtles, and more! Learn about all kinds of unusual and awesome animals from the scientists and naturalists who study them. Many presenters will have exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day, and others will give special programs at scheduled times. Also, enjoy games, crafts, and lots of up close critter encounters! How cool! Make a day of it - bring a picnic or stop by our on-site food vendor.

$5 for ages 5 & up; free for ages 4 and under. Event will be held rain or shine. A complete schedule of activities will be online by June 10. (Ideal for home educators.)

Scheduled Programs:
- 11am - Cool Critters of the World - with Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth
- 12pm - Cool Critters of South America - with the Nashville Zoo
- 1pm - Cool Critters of the World - with Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth
-2pm -Children Make Terrible Pets! Puppet Show
- 3pm - Cool Critters of the World - with Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth
- 4pm - Children Make Terrible Pets! Puppet Show

Ongoing Programs:
- Throughout the day - Meet Smokey Bear - Smokey will be making appearances throughout the day!
- 10-2 - Kentucky at Night - Experience Kentucky at night in our Nocturnal Room.
- 11am-3pm -Molly's Ark Mobile Petting Zoo - Bring the little ones to visit with barnyard animals they can pet.
- 10am-4pm -Insect Road Show - Get hands-on with a millipede, tarantula, beetles, and more from the University of Kentucky's Dept. of Entomology.
- 10am-4pm - Reptiles and Amphibians of Kentucky & Tennessee - Check out native frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and salamanders with teachers and students from the Murray State University Herpetological Society.
- AND - Cool critter games, crafts, hands-on activities, and more!
Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 15, 2018 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Snakes may evoke fear in many, but they are still some of the world's most fascinating creatures! Did you know they range in size from tiny species no bigger than a worm, to gigantic snakes that are over 30 feet long?? We'll be taking a look at some of the different snakes from around the globe and learning their role in nature as we celebrate World Snake Day! Admission Fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 16, 2018 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for Opossum! Watch as she reacts 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 17, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 18, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 19, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 20, 2018 - 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 21, 2018 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

What was the Lorax, and why was it there? Why was he lifted and taken somewhere? Join our staff as we learn the story of the Lorax, and the lesson Onceler learned about the importance of trees in this fun puppet show geared toward some of our youngest visitors!
At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 21, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs, and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life.

$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. '

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 21, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." On July 20th, 1969, we went to the moon! Come along as we celebrate the 49th anniversary of the moon landing! Learn about the moon landing, future space exploration, and how the moon affects our earth!

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

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 23, 2018 - 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our coyotes! 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 24, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 25, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 26, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 27, 2018 - 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed Nature Station's resident snapping turtles during their chow time today! Join our staff in giving the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies such as grapes, carrots, and apples. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these dwellers of the deep and if we should be afraid of them. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 28, 2018 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet our superhero family at the Nature Station! We have some awesome animals with some incredible abilities! Some are fast, while others are strong or super flexible. We even have one who can disappear in the blink of an eye, and another animal with MYSTERY powers! Come see how you stand up to our super family!
At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 28, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come face-to-face with two live hawks, the Red-tailed Hawk and the American Kestrel. Discover what makes hawks masters of the skies, and compare one of our largest hawks with one of our smallest. Bring your camera! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 29, 2018 - 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come visit with our favorite hooved family members and help toss them an apple or two as a naturalist shows you the difference between common white-tailed deer and Land Between the Lakes' very own Fallow Deer! They're not as similar as you may think! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 30, 2018 - 3:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our vultures! 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! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  July 31, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 1, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 2, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 7, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 8, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 9, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 14, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 15, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 16, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 21, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 22, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 23, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 28, 2018 - Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 29, 2018 - Wednesdays 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  August 30, 2018 - Thursdays 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.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 12 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. 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Weekdays @ 1:30

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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 and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Various Times - See Details

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Each member of your family can tag along with two teenagers to a Star Party where they learn how the telescope has helped us understand space and how telescopes expand our understanding of the Universe. While looking through the astronomer's telescope we explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and galaxies. A great full-dome show for those who may be considering a telescope purchase. Showtimes Sundays and Saturdays @ 4:00, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 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 at 2:00 p.m. daily through August 31st. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 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, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 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.

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Summertime is one of the busiest times-harvesting spring vegetables while tending to the 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.

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

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 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.

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - 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 moves these birds from their outdoor perches to their indoor shelter. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  June 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Various Times - See Details

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 at 3 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Also at 11 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Admission fees apply.

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Bald Eagle
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

This majestic bald eagle is keeping a close eye on his Kentucky Lake neighborhood. The months of January and February are the best times to catch a glimpse of bald eagles in Land Between The Lakes.