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

Bugs, Bunnies and Butterflies

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 22, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

*Ideal for home educators. Who lives in a garden besides plants? How about caterpillars, butterflies, mantises, and more? Let's learn about garden creatures, meet our resident rabbit and head outside to explore the Nature Station's gardens in search of insects and other garden critters!
Program included with Nature Station admission. Every Sunday through August 31st.

Christmas in July for the Animals

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 22, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 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! At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Sunset Kayak Trip

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 22, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

$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 Nature Station admission. Nature Station closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.
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, 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.

Growing the Old as the New: Heirloom Vegetables

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  July 22, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

*Ideal for home educators Have you ever heard of Bull's Blood beets, Cosmic Purple carrots, Cow-horn okra or Washday cowpeas? These varieties of vegetables are not common in today's gardens but they would have been in the mid-1800s. Come through our garden gates and get the scoop on these heirloom vegetables. You might decide that a few of them are perfect for your garden.

Leapin' Lizards

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 23, 2017 - 2:30 p.m - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever heard something scurrying about through the leaves but couldn't figure out what was causing all the ruckus? Land Between the Lakes is home to 6 species of lizards, some of which are common and others that are hard to find. Learn about these fascinating little "speed demons" with our naturalist and get to see and even touch some of them!

Long Row to Hoe: Farming and Cultivation

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  July 23, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

*Ideal for home educators Cultivation was an integral part of farming. Keeping your fields clear of weeds and grass would help ensure that you have a successful crop to sell in the fall. Grab a hoe and help us keep our fields clear of weeds while learning about historic farming and cultivation.

Field Work Wednesdays

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  July 26, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Tractors were not invented by 1850; instead a steady team of mules, horses or oxen were used to complete heavy duty jobs. Come watch as our farmers work the fields with these large draft animals every Wednesday through the summer. This program is soil and weather dependent. Every Wednesday through August 30th.

Creature Feature: Hawks

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 29, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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!

Armadillos on the Move

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 29, 2017 - 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Armadillos in Kentucky? You're not just seeing things! In recent decades, armadillos have made their way into our neck of the woods and even further north. Now that you might have armadillos as your new neighbors, come learn some fun facts and surprising information about these unique creatures.
At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Are There Fairies in Our Flowers?

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  July 29, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

*Ideal for home educators Do you believe in fairies? The Scotch-Irish often left the corners of their gardens grow as a haven for the "wee folk". Come to Grandma's garden at the single pen and learn some fairy folklore as well as how to create beautiful pieces of art with the flowers we grow.

The Most-est Grossest

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 30, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. - 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. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Homemade Ice Cream

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  July 30, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

*Ideal for home educators Hot summer days are here, and ice cream is a refreshing treat-historically and now! Learn how to make homemade ice cream the 1850s way. You are welcome to help-and taste the result of your efforts!

Daily Life on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  July 12, 2017 thru July 31, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

As summer heat sets in, the daily work moves to cooler times of the day, early morning and late evening. Crops have out grown the weeds, so hoeing and pulling weeds slows down, giving the children an opportunity to attend school. Harvesting and preserving garden produce continues. Independence Day, the most important holiday in 1850, was a much anticipated break from daily work and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors. A day of political speechifying drew large numbers of men to Independence Day barbecues, but women were not included. For the family, local communities would host Independence Day parades and pageants followed by picnics.

Hummingbirds of the World

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 2, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Only one kind of hummingbird breeds in the Eastern United States, the ruby-throated. However, it has lots of cousins-there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world! Join us for this presentation to discover some of the world's most interesting hummingbirds such as the Marvelous Spatuletail, Bee Hummingbird, Streamertail and Sword-billed Hummingbird. Then step out into our backyard gardens to watch our friendly neighborhood ruby-throats buzz around!
Program occurs every Wednesday in August.

Daily Life on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 2, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

As summer heat sets in, the daily work moves to cooler times of the day, early morning and late evening. Crops have out grown the weeds, so hoeing and pulling weeds slows down, giving the children an opportunity to attend school. Harvesting and preserving garden produce continues. Independence Day, the most important holiday in 1850, was a much anticipated break from daily work and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors. A day of political speechifying drew large numbers of men to Independence Day barbecues, but women were not included. For the family, local communities would host Independence Day parades and pageants followed by picnics.

Switchels and Such: 1850s Cooling Summer Drinks

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 5, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

On an 1850s farm, it could be a challenge to beat the heat with so much work to do in the fields and garden, especially in August! Harvest drink or "switchel" was often stirred up and served to those working hard out in the sun. One novel from the time described it as "sweety and yet sort of tart, and cool as a cucumber." Come to the Homeplace to find out more about switchel and other summer drinks. You'll even have a chance to try them for yourself!

21st Annual Hummingbird Festival

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 4, 2017 thru August 6, 2017 -

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Woodlands Nature Station will host the 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, from 10am-5pm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Admission to this special event is $7 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Highlights include hummingbird banding and release demonstrations, a wildlife art show, staff-led programs, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts and activities for kids. Food will be available for purchase.

Weekend highlights include:
Fri., Aug 4
6-8pm Dinner with the Hummingbirds
(Reservation required; $25 per person; call 270.924.2020)

Sat., Aug 5
10am - 4:30pm: Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations
10am - Hummingbird Photo Contest 2016 Winners Ceremony
10:30am - Five Easy Steps to Attract Hummingbirds
11:30am - Beekeeping Basics with Scott Sutton
12:30pm - Bats in Your Backyard
1:30pm - Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Garden
2:30pm - Attracting Bluebirds with Bob Peak, Kentucky Bluebird Society
3:30pm - Caring for Winter Hummingbirds
4:30pm - Parade of Raptors

Sun., Aug 6
10am - 4:30pm Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations
11am - Caring for Winter Hummingbirds
12pm - Helping Monarch Butterflies
1pm - Attracting Bluebirds with Bob Peak, Kentucky Bluebird Society
2pm - Bats in Your Backyard
3pm - Five Easy Steps to Attract Hummingbirds
4:30pm - Parade of Raptors Click HERE for a complete schedule of events.

Splitting Wood for Winter

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 6, 2017 - 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Summer will be ending soon, and as the temperature will start to drop the farmers need to have their firewood ready for the harsh winter ahead. Visit the woodshed and help the farmers prepare for winter. Try some of the tools you may not be familiar with or have never seen before! *Ideal for home educators

Hummingbirds of the World

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 9, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Only one kind of hummingbird breeds in the Eastern United States, the ruby-throated. However, it has lots of cousins-there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world! Join us for this presentation to discover some of the world's most interesting hummingbirds such as the Marvelous Spatuletail, Bee Hummingbird, Streamertail and Sword-billed Hummingbird. Then step out into our backyard gardens to watch our friendly neighborhood ruby-throats buzz around!
Program occurs every Wednesday in August.

Field Work Wednesdays

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 9, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Tractors were not invented by 1850; instead a steady team of mules, horses or oxen were used to complete heavy duty jobs. Come watch as our farmers work the fields with these large draft animals every Wednesday through the summer. This program is soil and weather dependent. Every Wednesday through August 30th.

Migration Miracles

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 12, 2017 - 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Did you know that the Ruby-throated hummingbird makes a 500 mile, non-stop flight across the Gulf of Mexico? Or that some Whooping Cranes learn their migration routes from airplanes?
Learn more about these and other miraculous migrations that pass right through Kentucky!

Journals and Diaries: What were they doing?

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 12, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

*Ideal for home educators In the Shaker community at South Union, Kentucky in August 1859, they were preparing to move their oxen to Illinois. "Cattle Trip- Jefferson and Edward Janes start to Illinois with 13 head of oxen." Studying journals and diaries helps us understand and learn about 1850 farming practice. With that knowledge, we know how to work with our oxen and other draft animals. At the ox barn we will discuss how we work with the animals and the historical information that we use. And maybe inspire you to start keeping a journal.

Hummingbird Photography Workshop

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 12, 2017 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

$15 per person. Includes Nature Station admission. Participants are encouraged to bring photos they have already taken on an SD card, flash drive or other format that can be used with a laptop during workshop. Bring a lunch and stay in the afternoon to take photos with instructors on hand. Limited to 15 participants. Registration and deposit required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space.
Do you like to take pictures of hummingbirds? Are you thinking of entering the Nature Station Hummingbird Photo Contest and would like pointers from the pros?
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 and 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 until 2pm to coach participants while taking photos in the backyard.

Knee-High Naturalists: Hummingbirds

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 13, 2017 - 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

*Ideal for home educators. Come discover hummingbirds with your young naturalist!
Join us for a story, a craft and a memorable nature experience witnessing dozens of hummingbirds as they buzz around the Nature Station's gardens and feeders.
This program is specially designed to make hummingbirds fun for preschoolers.

Field Work Wednesdays

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 13, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

*Ideal for home educators Step up on the porch at the double pen house and into the breezeway to learn how to make your very own corn shuck doll to take home. If you have all your chores done, then you can play with it right now!

Day vs Night Animals

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 16, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come learn about daytime animals versus nighttime animals as we explore different ways of approaching life. What adjustments have their bodies made to adapt to their night or day environment? Our rescued animals will be the star of this daily show.

Field Work Wednesdays

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 16, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Tractors were not invented by 1850; instead a steady team of mules, horses or oxen were used to complete heavy duty jobs. Come watch as our farmers work the fields with these large draft animals every Wednesday through the summer. This program is soil and weather dependent. Every Wednesday through August 30th.

Field Work Wednesdays

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 16, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Tractors were not invented by 1850; instead a steady team of mules, horses or oxen were used to complete heavy duty jobs. Come watch as our farmers work the fields with these large draft animals every Wednesday through the summer. This program is soil and weather dependent. Every Wednesday through August 30th.

Hummingbirds of the World

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 16, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Only one kind of hummingbird breeds in the Eastern United States, the ruby-throated. However, it has lots of cousins-there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world! Join us for this presentation to discover some of the world's most interesting hummingbirds such as the Marvelous Spatuletail, Bee Hummingbird, Streamertail and Sword-billed Hummingbird. Then step out into our backyard gardens to watch our friendly neighborhood ruby-throats buzz around!
Program occurs every Wednesday in August.

Day vs Night Animals

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 17, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come learn about daytime animals versus nighttime animals as we explore different ways of approaching life. What adjustments have their bodies made to adapt to their night or day environment? Our rescued animals will be the star of this daily show.

Sunset Canoe Trip

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 18, 2017 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

$25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime Nature Station admission. Nature Station closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space and for location information.
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.

Day vs Night Animals

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 18, 2017 - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come learn about daytime animals versus nighttime animals as we explore different ways of approaching life. What adjustments have their bodies made to adapt to their night or day environment? Our rescued animals will be the star of this daily show.

Storytelling Evening at the Homeplace

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 19, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

As the summer day ends and the work is done for the day, gather around the old maple tree and listen to ancient tales of a time long ago. Savor the taste of cold watermelon while the storyteller weaves tales of the sun, moon, stars and eclipses of the past. $5 adults, $3 children. Doors open at 5:30pm

Life by the Sun, Moon and Stars

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 16, 2017 thru August 19, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Guided by the sun, moon, and stars, farm families looked for signs from these celestial bodies as guides for everyday life on an 1850 farm. Have a seat in the cool breezeway and learn about the ancient folk beliefs that were used for everything from planting crops to getting a haircut. Every day a different fascinating topic. Are they true? Stop by and you decide.

Field Work Wednesdays

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 23, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Tractors were not invented by 1850; instead a steady team of mules, horses or oxen were used to complete heavy duty jobs. Come watch as our farmers work the fields with these large draft animals every Wednesday through the summer. This program is soil and weather dependent. Every Wednesday through August 30th.

Hummingbirds of the World

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 23, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Only one kind of hummingbird breeds in the Eastern United States, the ruby-throated. However, it has lots of cousins-there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world! Join us for this presentation to discover some of the world's most interesting hummingbirds such as the Marvelous Spatuletail, Bee Hummingbird, Streamertail and Sword-billed Hummingbird. Then step out into our backyard gardens to watch our friendly neighborhood ruby-throats buzz around!
Program occurs every Wednesday in August.

Snake Feeding Sunday

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  July 16, 2017 thru August 27, 2017 - Sundays 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch - so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down on their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie!
Program included with Nature Station admission. Every Sunday through August 31st.

Field Work Wednesdays

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

When:  August 30, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931-232-6457

Tractors were not invented by 1850; instead a steady team of mules, horses or oxen were used to complete heavy duty jobs. Come watch as our farmers work the fields with these large draft animals every Wednesday through the summer. This program is soil and weather dependent. Every Wednesday through August 30th.

Hummingbirds of the World

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 30, 2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Only one kind of hummingbird breeds in the Eastern United States, the ruby-throated. However, it has lots of cousins-there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world! Join us for this presentation to discover some of the world's most interesting hummingbirds such as the Marvelous Spatuletail, Bee Hummingbird, Streamertail and Sword-billed Hummingbird. Then step out into our backyard gardens to watch our friendly neighborhood ruby-throats buzz around!
Program occurs every Wednesday in August.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Back to the Moon for Good

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

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

Feeding Time on the Farm

Where:  LBL36.6554856,-87.9752916

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

As they day winds down, feeding time starts for our farm animals! It usually starts with the pigs, but things happen on the farm, so we may start with one of the other animals. Meet at the pig pen to lend a hand and learn how to care for farm animals the 1850s way! Homeplace Entry fees apply.

Red Wolf Treat Time

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - Weekdays 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Afternoon Animal Encounters at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoying the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the worlds largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

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

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Tonight's Sky Live*

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: TOTALITY

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Little Star That Could

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

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

Morning with the Hummingbirds

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (T,TH)

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Mornings are one of the best times to view Nature Station's hummingbirds as they feed at our freshly filled feeders. Let's step outside into the gardens and watch them in their morning feeding frenzy. Then, join us for an indoor presentation to learn about hummingbird’s natural history and how to help them during their migration. Tuesdays and Thursdays in August.

Hummingbird Photo Contest 2017

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come one come all to Nature Station's Hummingbird Photo Contest!
We encourage photographers of all abilities and ages to participate. To be eligible, photos must be taken at Nature Station during August 2017.
Our judges will decide winners in the categories of:
Photos at Feeders
Photos Not at Feeders
Kids’ Photos (ages 15 and under)
The public will choose a “People's Choice” winner on Facebook
Winners will receive a small prize and have their photo displayed at Nature Station at Hummingbird Fest 2018. Stay tuned for complete details including rules, how to submit photos and more. Read the 2017 Hummingbird Photo Contest Rules for details.

Hummingbird Month

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  August 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

August brings hummingbirds by the hundred to the Nature Station, and you're invited to come witness this natural spectacle for yourself!
Come by any day in August to watch these busy birds have a feeding frenzy in our backyard gardens. Also, enjoy artwork by local artists and photographers, check out informative hummingbird displays and take part in our Hummingbird Photography Contest. And remember to check out our special hummingbird programs throughout August:
Throughout August | Nature Station Hummingbird Photo Contest
Friday, August 4, 6-8pm | Dinner with the Hummingbirds (reservations required)
Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6 | Hummingbird Festival
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am | Morning with the Hummingbirds
Wednesdays, August 2, 9, & 30 at 11:30am | Hummingbirds of the World
Saturday, August 12 at 9:30am | Hummingbird Photography Workshop (reservations required)
Saturday, August 26 at 9am | EXCLUSIVE: Early Morning Photo Session (reservations required)
Saturday, August 19 at 9am | Hummingbird Café (reservations required)
Sunday, August 13 – Knee-high Naturalists: Hummingbirds

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Firefall

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

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).

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

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

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

When:  June 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

Parade of Raptors at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  June 1, 2017 thru November 30, 2017 - Daily at 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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


Honker Lake
Photo by Jennifer Dunnaway

In June these beautiful lily pads are in full bloom at Honker Lake in Land Between The Lakes. Honker Lake is a great place for wildlife viewing and hiking.