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

Homeschoolers' Feature: Kayak Day

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 25, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey homeschoolers! Spend part of your day discovering aquatic life through kayaking. Explore the web of life on Honker Lake, look for beaver lodges, osprey nests, wading herons, dragonflies, and all the parts that help the ecosystem survive. Self-guided activities provided to enhance the learning experience. Due to demand, kayak rental time is limited to one hour. $10 per kayak for an hour rental. All child kayakers must be accompanied by an adult. Must be 8 years or older.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 25, 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.

Hands-on Homeplace Wednesdays: Quilting

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  April 26, 2017 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

In the 1850s, a large part of children's education was the responsibility of their parents. Home education taught skills that would serve them throughout their lives. Children can step-back-in-time and become a child of the 1850s and learn how to work with wood. *Ideal for home educators Ages 13 and up - $5 Ages 5-12 - $3 Ages 4 and under - Free

'For Goodness Snakes' at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 26, 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.

Talkin' Turkeys Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 27, 2017 - Thursdays at 3:30 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, cluck, and maybe even gobble! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Feed The Deer Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 28, 2017 - Fridays at 3:30 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

5th Annual Homeschoolers' Day at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 28, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey homeschoolers! Discover the forest as you explore through STEAM activities the ecology, biodiversity, human uses, and importance of our nation's forest lands. Hands-on activities led by naturalists and and forestry experts will not only be fun, but will also enhance your students' knowledge and understanding of the natural world. All ages welcome. A complete schedule of programs will be available by April 1st.

"Forging the Past" Blacksmithing on a Historical Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  April 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. A blacksmith shop on a living history farm in modern times provides the historical interpreter the means to rediscover these skills and learn from the past. Join us today as we recreate a historic artifact in order to learn more about history. Ages 13 and up - $5 Ages 5-12 - $3 Ages 4 and under - Free

National Astronomy Day at LBL

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

When:  April 29, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers will host a National Astronomy Day event from 10-5pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Highlights include "Meet Galileo" - an opportunity to interact with a first-person interpretation of the famous astronomer; "Comet Man" will make an appearance using dry ice to create a comet with help from visitors; and Artist Louise Phillips will be at Astronomy Day to present her artwork Dark Skies at Land Between the Lakes. A dedication ceremony will take place at 11am. For more information, click here.

Snake Feeding Sundays at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 30, 2017 - Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon

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! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

American Girl Doll Hike at Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 30, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Bring your American Girl, or any doll, to the Nature Station for a fun staff-guided hike and an opportunity to meet other American Girl fans. Explore the trail with our naturalist and show your favorite discoveries to your doll! Afterwards, we'll make a cute craft for your doll! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station.

Busy, Busy Spring Quilting Bee

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  April 29, 2017 thru April 30, 2017 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Get out of the house and into the Breezeway! Winter may be over, but the preparations for next year have already begun. Join the farm women at the Double Pen as they put down their chores and devote the weekend to making new quilts for the family. In the 1850s, quilting bees were an excellent way for women in rural areas to get together and socialize while getting some very important work done. Pick up a needle and thimble and add a few stitches to the quilts yourself! If stitching isn't your cup of tea, you can also help the ladies card fibers from the farm for batting. The weekend will include a display of quilts reproduced at the Homeplace and prized local antique quilts from the Homeplace collection. Discover the 1850-era quilting frames that quilts were stretched on. Learn how to sew quilt tops "on your fingers." Take home popular 1850s quilt patterns to start your own heirloom quilt. Children can quilt on the special children's quilt and create their own quilt pattern. Bring the whole family, and enjoy a weekend of quilting fun on the farm. Not interested in quilting? Join the men as they go about the daily farming tasks. *Ideal for home educators Ages 13 and up - $5 Ages 5-12 - $3 Ages 4 and under - Free

Hop the Broom: From Seeds to Brooms

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  April 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Broom-making was a side job for many 1850 farmers. Making brooms was a year-long process from planting the sorghum broom corn seed, to harvesting, then finally making the broom. Learn about the fascinating process from seed-to-broom of this household essential. Ages 13 and up - $5 Ages 5-12 - $3 Ages 4 and under - Free

Mystery Animal Encounter Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 30, 2017 - Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet one of our resident animals up close, but only after you guess who it is! We'll give you several clues and see if you can name that critter! Then, enjoy a close encounter with this mystery animal and learn how it survives in nature. You might even win a prize! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Homeschoolers Month at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  April 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2017 - Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Calling all homeschooling families! We invite you to visit Woodlands Nature Station during April and use the outdoors as your classroom. You can pick up a "Nature Discovery Activity Book" at Nature Station and use it to guide you through a variety of exploration activities such as pond exploration, animal signs mysteries, nature writing, tree identification, and more. Take advantage of special programs for homeschoolers scheduled several times a week throughout the month. Stick around for our daily Afternoon Animal Encounters at 3:30 pm and Parade of Raptors at 4:30 pm. If you complete your activity book and attend at least 2 programs during April, you can earn your official Nature Discovery patch and certificate! Also join us for the 5th Annual Homeschoolers' Day at Nature Station on Friday, April 28 - this year's theme is forests! For specific events during Homeschoolers' Month, visit Explore Kentucky Lake's Nature Station page and scroll down to see the list of events. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 1, 2017 - Mondays 3:30 to 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 2, 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 3, 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.

Talkin' Turkeys Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 4, 2017 - Thursdays at 3:30 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, cluck, and maybe even gobble! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Feed The Deer Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 5, 2017 - Fridays at 3:30 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Spring Storytelling at the Homeplace

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Enjoy a spring evening on the farm. Relive a time when Saturday evenings were a time for neighbors and friends to get together for some homegrown fun. Tonight, we revive that age-old tradition of storytelling, as we gather together at the end of the day listening to Master Storytellers, Robert Valentine and Jamie Futrell, as their stories take us on a journey.
*Ideal for home educators
Adults - $5
Children - $3
Doors open at 5:30pm.
Fee is separate from Homeplace admission.

Cub Scout Feature: Webelos Into the Woods Hike at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 6, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Bring your Cub Scouts to this naturalist-led hike that will help Webelo scouts work toward their Into the Woods elective adventure. We will cover the majority of the requirements for this adventure, including identifying trees and plants and learning which animals use them, learning about the parts of a tree, examining growth rings of a tree trunk, and more. There will also be time for the scouts to visit the Nature Station. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it! $5 per person. Fee include Nature Station admission. Reservation and full deposit required. To reserve your space, call 270.924.2020.

Kentucky Turtle Derby at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 6, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. 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 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 borrow a festive hat and sip on a kiddie mint julep. After the races, you'll get to meet the contestants up-close and give the winner a pat on the shell. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Bobbing for Lunkers: River Fishing in 1850s

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 6, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

As the water temps started to warm up after a long and frigid winter, all up and down the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, people would break out the cane poles, corn cob bobbers, and hoop nets, and set out to land a lunker. Join us as we demonstrate different methods of fishing from the 1800s and share some of the knowledge used to catch the big ones.
*Ideal for home educators
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Fish Dinner for the Farm Family

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 7, 2017 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

By May, families were tired of eating salted and dried foods through the winter. Fortunately, the rivers provided a fresh supply of fish to add variety to the diet. Come visit the ladies in the kitchen as they prepare a fish dinner for the farm family. Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Snake Feeding Sundays at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 7, 2017 - Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon

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! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Slither Into Spring: Reptile & Amphibian Search

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 7, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. 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. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Mystery Animal Encounter Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 7, 2017 - Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet one of our resident animals up close, but only after you guess who it is! We'll give you several clues and see if you can name that critter! Then, enjoy a close encounter with this mystery animal and learn how it survives in nature. You might even win a prize! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 8, 2017 - Mondays 3:30 to 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 9, 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 10, 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.

Talkin' Turkeys Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 11, 2017 - Thursdays at 3:30 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, cluck, and maybe even gobble! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Feed The Deer Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 12, 2017 - Fridays at 3:30 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Live Golden Eagle Program with Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 13, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come face-to-face with both a Golden Eagle and Peregrine Falcon as our invited guests from Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky introduce you to two of their rescued birds. Raptor Rehabilitation of KY, the only exclusive raptor rehab center in the state, is exclusively volunteer-fun and has been caring for rescued raptors for over 25 years. Visit with their birds and learn what makes these birds of prey unique, how they survive in the wild, the laws that protect them, and more. They will stay for an hour after the program for questions, photos, and conversation. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Baby Birds Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 13, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Springtime at the Nature Station means newly hatched birds! Come learn about the life cycle of birds and even get a chance to peek inside some nearby nests in search of eggs and babies! We'll visit several nests including purple martins and barn swallows and see who might be growing up inside. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Sunset Kayak Trip

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 13, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 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 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. $20 per kayak. Participants must be age 13 or older. Fee does not include Nature Station admission. Reservation and full deposit required. To reserve your space and for location information, call 270.924.2020.

Backyard Bird Scavenger Hunt at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 13, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Can you spot a cardinal in the trees? Can you count how many turkeys are in our flock? This fun scavenger hunt will have you looking all around our backyard in search of birds, large and small. Learn fun facts about birds as you practice your spotting skills. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Hummingbird Migration Game

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 13, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Pretend you're a hummingbird on migration and see if you can make it through your big journey! During this active role-playing game, kids will experience some of the challenges that hummingbirds face on migration, such as finding food and avoiding storms. Have fun and learn about bird migration at the same time! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Migration Celebration: International Migratory Bird Day

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 13, 2017 - 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! Meet a Golden Eagle from Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, 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. Details on those programs are on Explore Kentucky Lake's Nature Station page. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Children's Day on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 13, 2017 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Life on a farm in 1850s was full of hard work, especially for children. They were expected to work alongside their parents, but "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". As a reward after they finished their chores, children had time to play with games and homemade toys. Could you live in the 1850s? Experience a day on the farm through activities designed for children ages 5-12 and see if you have what it takes to be an 1850's farm child. Watch for Children's Day Gazette for more details.
*Ideal for home educators
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $4
Includes entry to the farm

Bird Crafts for Kids at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 13, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

As part of our day-long celebration of birds, we'll be making some kid-friendly bird crafts! Stop by and make your own souvenir of your day at the Nature Station to take home. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Children's Day on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 13, 2017 - 1:00 - pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Life on a farm in 1850s was full of hard work, especially for children. They were expected to work alongside their parents, but "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". As a reward after they finished their chores, children had time to play with games and homemade toys. Could you live in the 1850s? Experience a day on the farm through activities designed for children ages 5-12 and see if you have what it takes to be an 1850's farm child. Watch for Children's Day Gazette for more details.
*Ideal for home educators
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $4
Includes entry to the farm

Animal Dating Game at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 14, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come play a wild version of this classic TV show at the Woodlands Nature Station. Meet three single wild animals looking for their lifelong partner. This program is fun for all ages as we learn how wild animals choose their mates. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Snake Feeding Sundays at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 14, 2017 - Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon

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! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Flowers for Mother's Day

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 14, 2017 - 1:00 - pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Pretty flowers! Wow! These are made from corn shucks! Create a pretty, colorful, corn shuck flower for your mom on her special day, so she can always remember the wonderful Mother's Day she spent with her family at the Homeplace. *Ideal for home educators
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Mystery Animal Encounter Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 14, 2017 - Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet one of our resident animals up close, but only after you guess who it is! We'll give you several clues and see if you can name that critter! Then, enjoy a close encounter with this mystery animal and learn how it survives in nature. You might even win a prize! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 15, 2017 - Mondays 3:30 to 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 16, 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 17, 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.

Talkin' Turkeys Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 18, 2017 - Thursdays at 3:30 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, cluck, and maybe even gobble! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Homeschoolers' Feature: The Trees in Our Forest Discovery & Hike

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 19, 2017 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Hey homeschoolers! Do you know which tree is your state tree? Or which tree the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly depends on for survival? Join us for an afternoon of discovery about trees! We'll learn the basics of how to use an identification key, make a leaf-rubbing book, go for a short hike to learn about the trees in our forest, and even play a fun game about trees! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Feed The Deer Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 19, 2017 - Fridays at 3:30 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

'Strange Things In My Yard' Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 20, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Sometimes nature looks really strange. And you often don't have to travel too far to find something weird - nature mysteries can be just outside your door! Come check out some of the weirder things we've found in our Backyard and see if you can figure out these nature mysteries! Got something strange in your yard? Take a photo and bring it with you, and maybe we can figure it out together! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Miss Manners - 1850

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

If you could time travel to the past, would you know how to act to fit in? Books and magazines of the mid-1800s were full of advice about the proper behavior for ladies and gentlemen, as well as children. Today at the Homeplace with the guidance of "Miss Manners - 1850," you'll have the chance to watch and take part in scenarios that test your historic skills at meeting people, formal visits, dining, and even romance! Enjoy this light-hearted look at "don'ts" in mid-1800's society.
*Ideal for home educators
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 20, 2017 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at cooking over the open fire? Then you can't miss this workshop at the Homeplace! Enjoy a day on the Homplace farm learning the ins and outs of cooking and baking using a "Dutch" oven. Homeplace Domestic Coordinator and outdoor cooking expert, Charlotte Huggins, will teach all the skills you need to prepare a dish in a 12-inch "Dutch" oven during the workshop. You will also receive a booklet with instructions and guidelines about using and caring for cast iron cookware, plus the recipes used in the workshop. The group will then sit down to share the food prepared during the workshop.
$75 Registration Fee
Registration and full deposit required. For more information and to reserve your space, call 270.924.2020.

Digital Nature Photography Workshop

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 20, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Do you like to take pictures of nature? Are you having trouble getting that one photo to turn out just right? Join us for a hands-on workshop with instructors Denise Boaz and Gross Magee. They will show photos on the big screen in our theater and lead a discussion on the qualities of the photos, share tips on how to improve them through photographic technique, composition, editing, and more. Denise Boaz is a published and award-winning professional local photographer; Gross Magee is a lecturer in commercial photography and digital imaging at Murray State University. Instructors will be available during the morning to answer questions for those who come early to shoot photos. $15 per person. Fee includes Nature Station admission. Instructor-led classroom workshop begins at 1pm. Limited to 15 participants. Either arrive early to take photos in the Backyard with instructors on hand, or bring photos you have already taken. Please bring photos on an SD card, flash drive, or some form that can be used with a laptop during workshop. Registration and full deposit required. To reserve your space, call 270.924.2020.

Snake Feeding Sundays at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 21, 2017 - Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon

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! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Feed The Snapping Turtles

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 21, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed Nature Station's resident snapping turtles during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the turtles some of the their favorite fishy fare. 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Mystery Animal Encounter Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 21, 2017 - Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet one of our resident animals up close, but only after you guess who it is! We'll give you several clues and see if you can name that critter! Then, enjoy a close encounter with this mystery animal and learn how it survives in nature. You might even win a prize! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 22, 2017 - Mondays 3:30 to 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 23, 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 24, 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.

Talkin' Turkeys Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 25, 2017 - Thursdays at 3:30 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, cluck, and maybe even gobble! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Feed The Deer Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 26, 2017 - Fridays at 3:30 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 Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Made on the Farm: Wood Working - Riving Boards

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 26, 2017 - 11:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Oak shingles on the roof, fence pickets, and tobacco sticks are just a few of the applications for wood on the farm. Some boards are rived out (split with a froe) and some are sawn. Find out why one is used over the other for different applications. The Homeplace Interpreters' handmade shingles are being used to reroof the historic farm buildings. Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Be a Hero for Hurt and Orphaned Wildlife

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

What should you do if you come across a wild animal that needs help, like an orphaned baby or a hurt animal? Should you leave it alone, take it home, or bring it to someone else? Learn what a wildlife rehabilitator does, how these people help animals in need, and the do's and don't's of trying to rescue wildlife. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Owls: X-Men of the Sky

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 27, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Just like X-Men are born with special powers that set them apart from other people, owls possess abilities that make them different from other birds. They have special feathers that give them silent, stealthy flight. They have better hearing than any other bird in the world. And some are so strong that they can kill prey over twice as big as themselves! Meet several X-Men of the Sky and discover how their mutant-like superpowers make them the masters of the night world! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Bats: The Power Behind the Caped Crusader

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 27, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Do bats give you the creeps? If so, you aren't alone! Did you know that they used to scare Batman, too? He now uses their stealthy night skills to fight crime with amazing gadgets that are inspired by these flying mammals. Come learn about these winged wonders, how Batman uses their crazy skills in his awesome gadgets, and how you can be a hero for bats! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

'Transformer Turkeys' Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 27, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

They may not be the Autobots you know, but our turkeys can transform from a plain brown bird into a fierce feathered fiend! Join us as we learn more about our talented turkey Transformers, transform and audience member into a turkey, and give these gobbling guardians a lunchtime treat! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Red Wolves: The Wookiees of Land Between the Lakes

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 27, 2017 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Furry and ferocious-looking, these creatures look intimidating but are actually intelligent, loyal, and fearful of strangers. Are we talking about Wookiees? Not exactly. We're actually talking about red wolves. Join the wolves during their dinnertime and discover what makes these misunderstood mammals deserve the title of "The Wookiees of Land Between the Lakes." At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Family Sunset Canoe Trip at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 27, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. to 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. Fee does not include Nature Station admission. Registration and full deposit required. To reserve your space and for location information, call 270.924.2020.

Nature Station Daredevil

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

She's blind, but still has extraordinary powers. She creeps around at night, looking for trash cans to conquer. With her white, fluffy coat and skinless tail, she looks more like a giant rat than a superhero. But this marvelous mammal is more than meets the eye. Find out who our Daredevil is and what special skills she has up her sleeve! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station.

Family Sunset Canoe Trip at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. to 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. Fee does not include Nature Station admission. Registration and full deposit required. To reserve your space and for location information, call 270.924.2020.

"A Stitch In Time"

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 28, 2017 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Which store did you buy the shirt you're wearing from? In the 1850s, farm women had to make all the clothes for the family. Learn about the process as we reproduce a men's work shirt. Can we hand sew it in one day?
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Made on the Farm: Broom Making

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 28, 2017 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Broom-making was a side job for many 1850 farmers. Making brooms was a year-long process from planting the sorghum broom corn seed, to harvesting, then finally making the broom. Learn about the fascinating process from seed-to-broom of this household essential. Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Snake Feeding Sundays at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon

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! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Captain America: The Bald Eagle

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The Bald eagle and Captain America have a lot in common. They both symbolize freedom and liberty, the both possess physical abilities, and they both almost disappeared - Captain America after being frozen for years and the Bald eagle after being an endangered species. Join our own "Captain America" during dinnertime and learn about her patriotic powers and courageous comeback! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Be a Monarch Butterfly Buddy

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Monarch butterflies need our help! These amazing insects do something no other insect does - make a monumental migration to and from Mexico every year between winter and summer. But monarchs have been declining in recent years. Stop by this station to learn more about monarchs, what they need to survive, and how you can help them even right in your own yard. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

'The Just-hiss League of Amerca' Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet the snakes, one of the most awesome superhero teams of nature! They may not be as photogenic as Superman, Wonder Woman, or the Green Lantern, but snakes have some awesome super powers of their own! Get up close with several members of the "Just-hiss League" and find out what makes these often-feared creatures a truly terrific force of nature! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

The Fantastic Four of Lake and Shore

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

He can stretch his neck like Mr. Fantastic. She can disappear unseen like the Invisible Woman. He possesses tremendous strength like The Thing. Who are we talking about? Our large turtles, of course! Visit with the Common Snapping Turtle, Alligator Snapping Turtles, and Cooters and find out what makes these heroes on the half-shell so fantastic! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Made on the Farm: Clothing and Household Textiles

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  May 28, 2017 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

One of the constant chores of farm women was mending and making clothing and other household textiles for their family and home. Often starting with the raw materials from the farm, these talented women created amazing, long-lasting clothing with needle thread, knitting needles, and crochet hook often with little instruction, and only with advice from period magazines or knowledgeable friends. Visit us in the parlor as we show off our treasured reproduced textiles and the research that we do to reproduce period-correct clothing and household items.
Ages 13 and up - $5
Ages 5-12 - $3
Ages 4 and under - Free

Mystery Animal Encounter Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  May 28, 2017 - Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet one of our resident animals up close, but only after you guess who it is! We'll give you several clues and see if you can name that critter! Then, enjoy a close encounter with this mystery animal and learn how it survives in nature. You might even win a prize! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

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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Cedar Waxwing
Photo by Teresa Gemeinhardt

The Cedar Waxwing is a beautiful bird that is common to The Land Between The Lakes region. You're likely to find them near fruiting trees and shrubs.