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National Symbol Showdown

Jul 3, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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


Watermelon Feast: Sunday Funday

Jul 3, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's time to feast! Join the animals in celebrating the Fourth of July with a watermelon picnic. Watch our wolves, coyotes, and more chow down on their watermelon! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Filling The Night Sky

Jul 3, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Fireworks is not the only way we can fill the night sky on the Fourth of July. Come join us at the Homeplace 1850's Farm as we make paper lanterns that float into the sky using hot air. The beautiful creations can make a wonderful display. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Garden to Table: Sunday Dinner

Jul 3, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Oh my goodness! The Fourth of July isn't until tomorrow, but we are already celebrating. Two words: Fried Chicken! Come on and help us get ready for our big picnic tomorrow by frying up some chicken and making slaw fresh from the garden. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Sunset Canoe Trip

Jul 3, 2022 thru Jul 4, 2022 - Sat & Sun 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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. $30 per canoe. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.


All American Scavenger Hunt

Jul 2, 2022 thru Jul 4, 2022 - Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Pick up a scavenger hunt and be on the lookout for animals and plants found only in America! You'll have to use your senses to discover these all-American critters. When you've completed your scavenger hunt, turn it in for a fun prize! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


HOOTenanny

Jul 4, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Join our naturalists for a program dedicated to our favorite nocturnal singers - our owls! Meet our resident owls up close and learn how they survive in their nocturnal world, and what makes each species unique! Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


July 4th Flag Craft

Jul 4, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Eagles, rattlesnakes, bison, and deer have all been featured on flags! Celebrate Independence Day weekend by creating your own flag. We even have examples of some real flags that feature animals for inspiration. What animal will you choose to represent you? Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Great American Turtle Race

Jul 4, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Ready... set... SLOOOOOOWWWW! Get ready for thrilling races between the tiny turtle champions of the Nature Station! Bring the family and root for your favorite shelled reptile. Also learn how you can help turtles that take to the road in your neighborhood! Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Jul 2, 2022 thru Jul 4, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Join us at the Homeplace as we celebrate Independence Day 1850s style July 2-4. There will be stick horse races, pie, hot air balloons, games, crafts and so much more! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Stick Horse Races

Jul 2, 2022 thru Jul 4, 2022 - 11 a.m. to Noon; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Hop on one of our valiant steeds and join in the stick horse races that will be held throughout the day, win or lose it is bound to be a lot of fun! You will also learn about the history of horse racing in Tennessee. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Up, Up & Away!

Jul 4, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We will be enjoying some of the marvels of science this Independence Day. Come join us send our hot air balloon off towards the cosmos. Learn about the way hot air raises above cold air with an exciting display. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Treat The Sheep

Jul 4, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Right after we wake-up the farm on Tuesdays, we give our sheep a little special love in the form of sheep treats! No, we don't give our sheep treats every day, that would be baaaaaad, but once a week? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! It's a treat for our sheep and our visitors. Don't forget your camera! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Games and Graces

Jul 4, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

The chores are all done and it's time to play! Test your might, skill and wits with the popular pastimes of the 1850s. Perhaps you'll try your hand at Horseshoes. See if you can catch the hoop in a game of Graces, or compete with your friends and family in a good old-fashioned Tug-of-War! All this and more when it's game time on the farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Mule Spa

Jul 4, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Know anything about mules? Would you like to? Be on the farm Tuesday afternoon, and get ready to relax with The Big Guy, our mule Todd. Todd gets groomed and brushed every day, but Tuesday is Todd Appreciation Day, and we lay it on extra thick. Come out and bring your smile, you are going to need it. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Up, Up & Away!

Jul 4, 2022 - 10:30 to 11 a.m.; 2 to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We will be enjoying some of the marvels of science this Independence Day. Come join us send our hot air balloon off towards the cosmos. Learn about the way hot air raises above cold air with an exciting display. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Patriotic Poultry

Jul 5, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Birds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Come learn about some birds we have that are red, white, and blue! You can even help feed some of our colorful turkeys and learn more about birds in our area. Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Get Off The Roof!

Jul 5, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jul 5, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jul 6, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their 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. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jul 6, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jul 6, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jul 7, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jul 7, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jul 7, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jul 8, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Did you know red wolves used to roam between the rivers? Meet this endangered species up close as we give our red wolves a treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jul 8, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jul 8, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jul 9, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Going Batty

Jul 9, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Are bats dangerous? Or are they beneficial? Discover the truth behind some common myths about one of our most misunderstood creatures: bats. Also, get an update on a White-nose Syndrome, a disease that threatens bats, and how you can help them survive. Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Bald Is Beautiful: The Bald Eagle

Jul 9, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Bald eagles may not actually be bald, but they certainly are beautiful! Visit with the Nature Station's resident eagle, Tahahente, during her chow time and learn why this bird makes a perfect national symbol for America. We'll also discuss the successful comeback of the bald eagle in Land Between the Lakes and beyond. Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Let's Get Snappy!

Jul 9, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Come face to face with some of the largest turtles in Land Between the Lakes - the Alligator Snapping Turtle and Common Snapping Turtle. Find out what makes these lake dwellers such good fishermen and how to identify them in the wild. Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Warping, Woofing, Wefting

Jul 9, 2022 - 10 am to Noon; 1 to 2:30 pm
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

What would a historic farmer do with old clothes that had seen the end of their days? Put them to use in other projects! Weaving on the farm was a folk art tradition that took place frequently and would utilize the materials they had on hand. They would weave everything from new fabrics to repurposing old cloth that could no longer be used. Come out to the farm and try your hand at weaving and take home your own woven piece. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dog Days of Summer

Jul 10, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Hot dog! It gets hot in the summer, and when you have fur like wolves and coyotes, you can really feel the heat! How do we keep our canines cool and comfortable in the summer? Join our naturalists for a fun program as we demonstrate some "cool" activities like "doggy ice cream," "who gets the sprinkler," and "who gets mouse popsicles." While you watch our canines have fun in the sun, also learn how you can help your own pets or backyard wildlife during the dog days of summer! Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Box Turtle Playtime

Jul 10, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our box turtles! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Golden Harvest

Jul 10, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Fresh vegetables are the best, and they don't get fresher then straight out of the garden. Here at the homeplace we will be harvesting our garden for fresh food to eat and to preserve for winter. Come learn about the amount of land dedicated to a garden and the variety of food it produced. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Mighty Mule

Jul 10, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Todd is an important part of our work force here at the Homeplace. His super strength and brains help us plow the fields, pull carts, wagons and even logs! Meet our Belgian mule and learn how we put all their muscle to good use with their harnessing equipment. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Totally Turtles

Jul 11, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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 turtle's native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Goodies for Groundhog

Jul 12, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog Clover eat some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on her lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

Jul 12, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jul 12, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jul 13, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their 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. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jul 13, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jul 13, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jul 14, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jul 14, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jul 14, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jul 15, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Did you know red wolves used to roam between the rivers? Meet this endangered species up close as we give our red wolves a treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jul 15, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jul 15, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jul 16, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Cool Critters Day

Jul 16, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Hey kids! Celebrate all creatures "wild and wacky" at Cool Critters Day! Enjoy live animal presentations and learn about exciting and unusual critters. Discover the wacky, glowing world of nocturnal animals. Touch a snake, meet a bat, create a craft, play games and more! Learn about all kinds of exciting and unusual animals from the scientists and naturalists who study them. Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch!

Special Admission Rates:

$9/Adults - $7/ages 5-17 - 4 and under free
Event will be held rain or shine. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL.


Marsupial Munchies

Jul 17, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Opossums sure are awesome! Join us as we meet Marsi, our resident rescued opossum, up close and personal and learn about how you DEFINITELY want one of these underrated marsupials patrolling your backyard! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Sunday Funday: Bobcat Playtime

Jul 17, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our bobcat, Barkley! Watch as he reacts to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Cool Music for Hot Weather

Jul 17, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Come play some music with us! Learn about historical instruments like the dulcimer, tin whistle, kazoo, and others. You might even leave with a new way to jam! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Totally Turtles

Jul 18, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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 turtle's native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Goodies for Groundhog

Jul 19, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog Clover eat some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on her lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

Jul 19, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jul 19, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jul 20, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their 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. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jul 20, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jul 20, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jul 21, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jul 21, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jul 21, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jul 22, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Did you know red wolves used to roam between the rivers? Meet this endangered species up close as we give our red wolves a treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jul 22, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jul 22, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jul 23, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Bobcat Boogie

Jul 23, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

You're not the only one who likes to have fun! Come meet Nature Station's resident wildcat Barkley! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and check out how our bobcat reacts when we give him a new toy to play with! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Lake Monsters!

Jul 23, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who or what lurks beneath the waves? Join us as we "dive" beneath the surface of the lake and learn about some of the weird, strange, and even large creatures that live in Kentucky and Barkley lakes! You may be surprised by what we find! Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Sunset Kayak Trip

Jul 23, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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. $25 per person to use one of our kayaks; $20 per person if you bring your own kayak.

Participants must be age 13 or above.

Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.


Golden Harvest

Jul 23, 2022 - 10 to 11am; 1 to 3pm
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Fresh vegetables are the best, and they don't get fresher then straight out of the garden. Here at the homeplace we will be harvesting our garden for fresh food to eat and to preserve for winter. Come learn about the amount of land dedicated to a garden and the variety of food it produced. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Pucker Up - It's Pickle Time

Jul 23, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are making pickles today using fresh veggies from our own garden. Sweet? Yep. Dill? Yep. Spicy and fermented? Yep and yep. Are they CRUNCHY? You better believe they're crunchy! Come and try out some 1800s pickle making techniques, and learn the secret to the CRUNCH! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Woodcarving

Jul 23, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Carving wood can be as creative and relaxing as it is practical. Come see carving demonstrations and talk about the folklore behind one of the most famous types of carving; the woodspirit. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Peewee Predators

Jul 24, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Don't let their small stature fool you, these tiny predators are ferocious! From lightning-fast reflexes to silent ninja like movements, these tiny terrors are some of the most fearsome predators around. Come meet some of our smallest native predators and learn how size isn't everything! at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Bunny Playtime: Sunday Funday

Jul 24, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Hey kids! Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our resident rabbit! Watch as he reacts to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! You'll even get to pet him and see how much he loves chin scratches! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Getting Comfortable

Jul 24, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We like to be comfortable here on the farm. There is just nothing like sitting around the dinner table with friends and family. But to do that you need chairs. Come join us as we work on making and repairing chairs here on the Homeplace 1850's Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Getting Swept Away

Jul 24, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Brooms can be made from a variety of materials, but the traditional American broom has been made since the 1830's from broomcorn. The sorghum-related plant is grown here at the Homeplace and today the farmers will be starting with the raw "sorghum vulgare" and using traditional methods to make the tool that has kept floors swept clean of dirt and dust for generations. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Totally Turtles

Jul 25, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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 turtle's native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Goodies for Groundhog

Jul 26, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog Clover eat some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on her lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jul 26, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their 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. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

Jul 26, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jul 26, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jul 27, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jul 27, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jul 28, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jul 28, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jul 28, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jul 29, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Did you know red wolves used to roam between the rivers? Meet this endangered species up close as we give our red wolves a treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jul 29, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jul 29, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jul 30, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Crafty Coyotes

Jul 30, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Coyotes are a common wildlife sighting around this area, and now is your chance to see our resident rescued coyotes, Campbell and Cadiz, up close! They're cunning, crafty, and scared of everything (that's called neophobia... who knew)?! Join us for this fun program where we will get to know this often encountered but not necessarily well-known critter! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Opposumology

Jul 30, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Hey Kids! Come and meet Marsi, our resident opossum! Earn your degree in opossumology as the Nature Station crew explores the crazy world of science behind our only marsupial! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Crazy for Carrion

Jul 30, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at our black and turkey vultures that just love dinner-time, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Sunset Canoe Trip

Jul 30, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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. $30 per canoe. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.


Bites for Bobcat

Jul 31, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

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! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Coyote Playtime: Sunday Funday

Jul 31, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our coyotes! Watch as Campbell and Cadiz react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Homeplace Corn Day

Jul 30, 2022 thru Jul 31, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Corn was a major product here in the south, and we will use every bit of it. From popping and frying corn, to making corn husk dolls, pipes, and bobbers, corn was very useful. Come join us all day as we have several different demonstrations all focused on corn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Planetarium Laser Light Shows & Star Parties

Jun 3, 2022 thru Aug 30, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

The Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory is kicking off a full slate of summertime laser light shows and star parties! Enjoy awesome shows commemorating the music of Pink Floyd, Queen, the Beatles, U2, Metallica, Led Zeppelin and more. Summer star parties are scheduled as well. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


EXPLORE

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Daily 10:00 a.m.
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Get into the holiday spirit with the music of the season and colorful dazzling laser effects! Featuring classic holiday favorites like Burl Ives' "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," modern hits like Randy Travis' "Jingle Bell Rock," and unique reimagining's of timeless songs like Enya's beautiful "Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)," this delightful program is fun for the whole family. It's an animated Christmas laser light display like no other you've ever seen! Admission fees apply. Showtimes are daily at 10:00 a.m.


From Earth to the Universe

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

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


Firefall

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Some of this debris collides with the Earth daily and is harmless. Some of the other objects may also collide with us, but we surely hope not. But we know it has happened before as you will learn in the show. Dedicated nightly searches are carried out around the globe using the most sophisticated instruments and computer software to detect Near Earth Objects (NEOs). A collision with a large comet or asteroid has the potential to destroy an entire civilization and change the course of history. Just ask the dinosaurs. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Traveling With Light

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Traveling with Light presents different scenarios that reveal the complexity of light and its direct influence on our planet. The Sun is the closest star to Earth and generates the energy that provides the light and heat necessary for life. Nevertheless, the Sun is not the only source of natural light. Fire has accompanied the Earth since its inception and has played a very important role in the evolution of the human being, so much so that its discovery by primitive societies changed their way of life. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Discover the Stars

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

On a clear, dark night, most of us, at one time or another, have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? This exciting program takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Back to the Moon for Good

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

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. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Habitat Earth

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small-from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. In the California Academy of Sciences' latest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today's connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean's surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth's tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Earth, Moon & Sun

Jun 1, 2022 thru Aug 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center created Earth, Moon & Sun to help children explore the relationship between our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Children are helped in their exploration by Coyote, a character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Native American stories woven throughout the show illustrate how we have long sought to understand our planet and the skies above us. In this show, Coyote proves to be an amusing guide because he has so many misconceptions about space. Coyote's confusion brings scientific facts to light and helps students think about how Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Students learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. They examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases, and eclipses. The show also describes past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


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