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Events in Land Between The Lakes

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

Total Solar Eclipse Events

Where:  LBL

When:  August 21, 2017 - 1:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  http://www.kysolareclipse.com

The first solar eclipse in decades will run through America's heartland, including the Kentucky Lake area, on Monday, August 21st. The total eclipse starts at various times, depending on your location, but generally around 1:25 to 1:27 p.m. and will last anywhere from one minute to two minutes, forty seconds.

Many events are scheduled to take place throughout the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley area. We set up a special website for the solar eclipse event. You can access it at http://www.kysolareclipse.com

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.


Colorful Bridge
Photo by Shane Dunnaway

In the back of Hematite Lake in LBL are a series of boardwalks and bridges. In autumn, spectacular colors of foliage are scattered throughout, as seen here on this "colorful" bridge.