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Events in Land Between The Lakes

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

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

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell!

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

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

When:  August 15, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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

When:  August 16, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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

When:  August 17, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  August 18, 2018 - 1-3 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Ageless fun of kite flying was enjoyed by both young and old alike. Kites can be made using everyday items and we will show you how to make one at home. If the weather allows we will try to get our homemade miracles airborne! Whether it soars through the sky or plummets to the ground, it will be entertaining!

Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  August 18, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

$5 adults, $3 children. Doors open at 5:30pm
As the summer day ends and the work is done for the day, gather around the old maple tree and listen to tales of a time long ago. During the break, savor the taste of cold watermelon on a hot summer evening, and wander around the farm as the animals are settling down for the evening. Admission Fees Apply.

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

When:  August 19, 2018 - Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  August 19, 2018 - 1-3 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Stories from the 1800s attest to the special place that a homemade "rag baby" doll holds in a child's heart, even compared to beautifully detailed wax and china dolls. Learn about historic fabric dolls and visit with the Homeplace reproduction dolls and their accessories for some miniature merry-making!

Admission Fees Apply.

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

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell!

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

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

When:  August 21, 2018 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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.

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

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

When:  August 22, 2018 - 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!

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

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

When:  August 22, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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

When:  August 23, 2018 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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.

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

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

When:  August 23, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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

When:  August 24, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

When:  August 25, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

"When a kitty washes behind her ears, it is going to rain." "It's going to be a bad winter if the middle brown band on a wooly bear caterpillar is narrow." These are two common animal predictions that people have believed for years! In this fun program, we will discover animal weather predictions that are true and some that are phony.
At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  August 25, 2018 - 1-3 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Grab your bat and ball, were playing townball. A truly an American past time. This predecessor to baseball was played all over the county and everywhere had different rules, so stop at the farm and hit one over the creek. Following the game at 3pm we will all cool off with some fresh, cold watermelon.

Admission Fees Apply.

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

When:  August 25, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

When:  August 25, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

$10 per person. Price includes NS admission for rest of the day. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Would you like an all-access pass to our backyard before the weekend crowds pick up and the temperature heats up? The Nature Station opens to the public at 10am, but you can come an hour early and get exclusive entry to the backyard when it's abuzz with hummingbirds and other songbirds. Our staff will be on hand to set up some special photo opportunities with our resident wildlife. Only 10 photographers will be allowed, so you'll essentially have the backyard to yourself (and the hummingbirds of course.) Maybe you'll decide to enter one of your shots into our Hummingbird Photo Contest!

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

When:  August 25, 2018 - 6-8:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey and beavers, listen to nature's evening chorus, and watch for a rising full moon at the end of the night. $20 per person to rent a kayak: $15 per person if you use your own . Participants must be age 13 or above. Cost does not include NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  August 26, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

Monday was traditionally the weekly "laundry day" in the 1800s, though diaries from the era tell us that farm women did their wash when the weather cooperated, and they had time. Learn the steps of washing clothes by hand in the 1850s and take a turn at helping out. You'll discover whether you would like to live in the 1850s, or if today's electric washing machines suit you just fine!

Admission Fees Apply.

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

When:  August 26, 2018 - Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

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

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

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell!

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

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

When:  August 28, 2018 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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.

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

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

When:  August 29, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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

When:  August 29, 2018 - 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!

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

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

When:  August 30, 2018 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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.

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

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

When:  August 30, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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

When:  August 1, 2018 thru August 30, 2018 - Daily from 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come face-to-face with a barred owl, screech owl, kestrel, and red-tailed hawk as our staff moves these birds from their outdoor perches to their indoor shelter.
At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - various

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

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. Learn why the Sun rises and sets. How are moon phases different from an eclipse? If the moon orbits the Earth, why do we always see the same side? This full-dome presentation also explores past and future space travel to our moon and beyond.

This show can be seen on Mon, Wed and Fri at 12:00 p.m. and Tue, Thur, 2:00 p.m.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Daily 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

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.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - various

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

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. Where they come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you.

This show can be seen on Saturday's and Sundays from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3:00.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Daily at 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

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.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Mon-Fri 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

Enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

This show can be seen Monday-Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - various

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

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

This show can be seen on Saturday and Sunday at 4:00, and Tuesday/Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - various

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

There are many special laser light shows available each month at the Golden Pond Planetarium. The cost per seat for laser light shows is $8. Show themes include classic rock such as the Beatles, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd. Totality, Laseropolis and Summer Star Party are just a few of the exciting laser light programs offered. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  August 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Daily 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

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

Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Daily 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth!

This show is presented at 12 p.m. on Sat, Sun, Tue and Thur. On Mon, Wed, and Fri it begins at 4 p.m.

Where:  Dover, TN - The Homeplace - 4512 The Trace

When:  August 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - Daily 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  931.232.6457

As the day winds down, there's still chores to be done! It's feeding time, starting with the pigs at the hog lot. It's also time to gather eggs, move animals to their nightly quarters, and put the log houses in order. Learn about the farm animals as they bed down for the evening. There might even be opportunities for you to help!

Admission Fees Apply.

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

When:  August 31, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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

Where:  Golden Pond - Golden Pond Planetarium - 36.7777306,-88.065122

When:  July 31, 2018 thru August 31, 2018 - various

Contact:  (270) 924-2243

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.

This show can be seen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. and Tue, Thur, Sat and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

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


Elk
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

When exploring the Elk and Bison Prairie in The Land Between The Lakes, it's always exciting to catch a glimpse of a bull like this one!