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EXPLORE

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - Various Times

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. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. Daily

In this daytime laser offering, we get two stories associated with the constellations. These are classical Greek stories hundreds of years old. Perhaps you have heard versions of the same stories. The first story is the legend of Perseus and Andromeda, which takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths associated with these prominent constellations. Narrated by Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, the show brings to life the mythological figures of Perseus, Andromeda and a host of other characters in an action-packed epic story of heroism, romance and of course Astronomy. The second story looks at the myths associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. The show brings the mythological Orion to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure. Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion's adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. By the end of the story, we learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons. This is not a traditional planetarium show. It is a bright and colorful laser light show produced in the spirit of a cartoon. We do also have this show available as a traditional planetarium show, which is a full-dome animated version of the same show. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are daily at 10:00 a.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

From Earth to the Universe

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - Various Times

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. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at noon, Mondays and Fridays at 4pm. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Habitat Earth

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - Various Times

Living networks connect and support lifeforms big 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 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 details, call (270) 924-2233. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 2pm; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm;

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Firefall

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - Various Times

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. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11am; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Earth, Moon & Sun

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

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. Showtimes are Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Back to the Moon for Good

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - Mondays and Fridays at Noon

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. Showtimes are Mondays and Fridays at Noon.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Jan 27, 2020 thru Feb 29, 2020 - Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

This show is one that we have brought back to our line-up again many times... because our visitors love it. It may even be somewhat of a classic here at Golden Pond. Two junior high students attend an evening star party where they get to view planets through a massive Newtonian reflector telescope. In the process they learn all about the history and the development of the telescope, as well as all the things humanity has gleaned since Galileo first turned his spyglass to the heavens. As you know, this must be a lot of information. We have come a long way in our understanding of the cosmos since 1611 when the telescope was invented. If you have been thinking about getting a telescope, then you really should visit us and enjoy Two Small Pieces of Glass. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Murray State Basketball vs. Austin Peay

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Feb 29, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Catch the Murray State men's basketball team in action at the CFSB Center. For tickets, call (270) 809-3000 or visit goracers.com

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Sunday in the Parlor

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 1, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pull up a chair by the crackling fire and travel back to a cozy Sunday afternoon in the Parlor. Experience a typical 1850s Sunday afternoon listening to stories and the latest news or playing with our 'Sunday' toys. Come, sit a spell and enjoy an afternoon with us At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

What's In A Name? Groundhog Naming Reveal

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 1, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Nature Station is naming its animals, and all of February, we have been working hard with the public to name our female groundhog something both educational and appropriate! The results are in, so join us as we reveal what our baby girl's new name is! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Sunday Funday: Coyote Playtime

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 1, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our coyotes! 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! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

What's Cooking for Dinner Wednesday

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 4, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Follow your nose to the kitchen to see what the ladies are cooking up for dinner. The smell of pork frying, potatoes, and beans boiling with cornbread baking in the oven may greet you. Listen for The loud RING of the dinner bell around noon signaling that dinner is ready. Stop by and see our new wood cookstove! Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 4, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

For Goodness Snakes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 5, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Crafty Coyotes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 6, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coyotes are well known for their cunning and crafty manner! Help us put the to the test as we put enrichment toys and puzzles in their habitat for these sly canines to solve and get a special treat! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Burning the Tobacco Bed

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 7, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tobacco was one of the main cash crops for the middle class farmers in this area during the 19th century. An average of ten acres was raised on farms like this in 1850s. The growing season for tobacco crop starts early by preparing the plant bed and sowing the tiny tobacco seeds. Join us in the process that makes our crop possible for another year. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Dr. Seuss Day at the Nature Station

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 7, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Its opening weekend at the Nature Station! In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2, we are dedicating our first open Saturday of the year entirely to his stories! Join us for a full day of fun Dr. Seuss themed programs where we read stories, meet animals, and of course, learn about nature!

11am - 1pm - One Fish, Two Fish Craft
11:30am - 12pm - The Big Brag
1 - 1:30pm - The Lorax Puppet Show and Craft
2:30 - 3pm - Horton Hears a Whoot
3:30 - 4pm - The Cat in the Hat

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Turtle Time!

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 8, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Sunday Funday: Opossum Playtime

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 8, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for Opossum! Watch as she 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! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Tobacco in the Black Patch Region

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 8, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tobacco was one of the main cash crops for these middle class farmers in this area during the 19th century. An average of ten acres was raised on farm like this in 1850s. Come out today to see how this valuable, 13 month crop was started and, if feeling up to it, lend a hand as we tie "hands" of tobacco to take it to market. We may even try to roll a cigar or make a twist as we show the importance of this agricultural product that brought prosperity of local farmers and the Black Patch region, then and now. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Snake Feeding Sundays

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 8, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

What's Cooking for Dinner Wednesday

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Follow your nose to the kitchen to see what the ladies are cooking up for dinner. The smell of chicken and dumplings may greet you. Listen for The loud RING of the dinner bell around noon signaling that dinner is ready. Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 11, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

For Goodness Snakes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 12, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Crafty Coyotes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 13, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coyotes are well known for their cunning and crafty manner! Help us put the to the test as we put enrichment toys and puzzles in their habitat for these sly canines to solve and get a special treat! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Hammerheads

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 14, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Whop Whop Whop! There goes that woodpecker again! Hey kids, let's drill into the science of being a woodpecker through some fun hands on activities, then we will spy on some close up views of the woodpeckers that live in our backyard! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Wiley Coyotes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 14, 2020 - 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Coyotes are well known for their cunning and crafty manner! Help us put the to the test as we put enrichment toys and puzzles in their habitat for these sly canines to solve and get a special treat! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

High on the Hog

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 14, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

No time to waste! The weather is right for "dressing out" the fresh pork cuts. Grab a handful of the rough salt mixture, rub it deep into the pork so salt can start working its magic. But wait the work isn't done. The "trimmings" need to be ground up to make sausage. Step up to the grinder and give the handle a couple good turns. We don't want to leave anything but the squeal.

10am-3pm: Smoking Pork
10am-12pm: Salting Pork
1-3pm: Making Fresh Sausage

At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Scots-Irish Folklore - A Storytelling

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 14, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The land between the rivers area was settled mainly by Scots-Irish immigrants who brought with them a wealth of folklore, stories, and superstitions from the old world. As St. Patrick's Day approaches, we invite you all to sit down with us at the 'ol single pen house as we recall folktales of our ancestors and listen to how folklore and superstitions changed as people changed and moved to new lands. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Fairy Houses and Leprechaun Lairs

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a reading of Fairy Houses, a popular children's book. Then we'll go to a special spot in the woods to gather natural materials and build little houses for our fairy and leprechaun neighbors. As we gather and build, we'll explore the fascinating forest habitat! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Sunday Funday: Bobcat Playtime

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 15, 2020 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our bobcat! 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! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Forging the Past: A Farm Blacksmith Shop

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A blacksmith shop on the farm in 1850 provided the farmer with a means to make and repair his farming tools. Wander to the shop behind the Ox Barn, see our latest recreated artifact and learn about life in the past and the tools they used to overcome obstacles in their daily lives. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Snake Feeding Sundays

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 15, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

What's Cooking for Dinner Wednesday

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Follow your nose to the kitchen to see what the ladies are cooking up for dinner. The smell of corn beef, cabbage, and carrots may greet you. Listen for the loud RING of the dinner bell around noon signaling that dinner is ready. Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

HOOTenanny!

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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! Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

For Goodness Snakes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 19, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Totally Turtles

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 20, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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! Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Crafty Coyotes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 20, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coyotes are well known for their cunning and crafty manner! Help us put the to the test as we put enrichment toys and puzzles in their habitat for these sly canines to solve and get a special treat! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Girl Scout Day at the Nature Station

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Calling all Girl Scouts: Girl Scout Day and the Nature Station are learning all about Animal Helpers this year! Join us for family-friendly activities and programs specifically geared toward Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badge and journey requirement! Explore and learn more about how animals help humans and how humans can help animals! There will be a variety of activities to do, so we recommend planning at least a 3-hour visit. Girls are encouraged to bring SWAPs to exchange with other scouts. Although the event is dedicated especially to Girl Scouts, all are welcome!

Call 270-924-2299 for more information. A detailed schedule of activities will be available online by March 1, including which badge and journey requirements will be fulfilled. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Everything but the Oink: Homemade Scrapple

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ham, Bacon, Sausages: the basics food from the hog but what about the scraps left after butchering? Depending on where your family came from it could vary, however it would turn into tasty food! Stop by the kitchen today and see us make scrapple that uses everything but the "oink". At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Old vs. New Science on the Farm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 21, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Homeplace for a rousing debate of the 'new' agricultural science in 1850 versus the tried and true procedures of the local farmer. From manure to tilling, we will debate both sides from an 1850 point of view. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Bald is Beautiful: The Bald Eagle

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 22, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Bald eagles may not actually be bald, but they certainly are beautiful! Visit with the Nature Station's resident eagle 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. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Sunday Funday: Vulture Playtime

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 22, 2020 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our vultures! 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! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Getting Away From It All: 1850 Hunting Camp

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 22, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Heading to the outdoors was a popular way to get away from it all--even in the 1850's. What did a hunting camp look like back then? What sort of hunting, trapping and fishing did they do? Get away from it all and visit our new hunting camp and see what camping gear was like in the 1850s. Join in with the camp tasks like tanning hides, building traps, and tending the cooking fire. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Snake Feeding Sundays

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 22, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

What's Cooking for Dinner Wednesday

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Follow your nose to the kitchen to see what the ladies are cooking up for dinner. The smell of smoked sausage, fried potatoes, and biscuits in the oven may greet you. Listen for The loud RING of the dinner bell around noon signaling that dinner is ready. Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 25, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Slither into Spring

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 25, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

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. Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Bites for Bobcat

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

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! Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

For Goodness Snakes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 26, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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Crafty Coyotes

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coyotes are well known for their cunning and crafty manner! Help us put the to the test as we put enrichment toys and puzzles in their habitat for these sly canines to solve and get a special treat! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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Meet Artemis the Eagle

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 27, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Visit with the Nature Station's resident eagle 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. Ideal for home educators. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2299

Fats in the Fire: Rendering Lard

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 28, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Good homemade lard is one of the choicest fats a housewife can use. Our stove is hot, and the air is filled with the smell of bacon. But you won't find bacon cooking today. Instead there is small pieces of pork fat are being rendered into lard. Witness that fat turn into liquid and see the crunchy cracklins float to the top. Cracklins are set aside as a tasty treat or for a pot of beans. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457

March Madness: Bobcat's Name Reveal

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 28, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Whether you root for the Cats or the Cards, you won't want to miss March Madness at the Nature Station! All of March, we've been working with the public on a bracket and put the best names head to head to vote for bobcat's new, educational, and appropriate name! Join us as we reveal his name live right here at the Nature Station! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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Providing for Purple Martins

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 28, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Interested in attracting nesting purple martins? Join us for an informative presentation on these beneficial birds and how they depend on humans for help. Then, take a look inside a few nests of our large purple martin colony and see how we set it all up! We'll also share tips on how to attract and care for a martin colony of your own. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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Crazy for Carrion

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 29, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

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

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Sunday Funday: Box Turtle Playtime

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 29, 2020 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

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

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Snake Feeding Sundays

Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Golden Pond, KY, LBL

Mar 29, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon

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.

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Homestead Chemistry "Great Grandmas Lye Soap Recipe"

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 29, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lye Soap was the all-purpose cleaner for many generations of farm families. Discover how this simple receipt kept baby nappies to bedclothes clean in the 1850. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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The Magic of Hickory Smoke - Smoking the Pork

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 1, 2020 thru Mar 29, 2020 - Wednesdays through Sundays 11a - 3p

There is a sweet smell down Pryor Creek hollow. Follow your nose to the smokehouse at the Homeplace, peek inside and smell the rich aroma as swirling grey mist of the green hickory wood works its magic on the salted pork hanging just above it. That rich smoke will put the finishing touches on the family's pork supply. Happening Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

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Riving Boards to Making Roof Boards

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover, LBL

Mar 1, 2020 thru Mar 29, 2020 - Wednesdays-Sundays 1 to 3 p.m.

Riving is the process of splitting a log in a very controlled way into planks of wood. Using only wedges, gluts, froes, and mauls logs are split into rived boards that have many uses on the farm, including roof boards and shingles. Stop by the Tool Barn learn about this lost skill and give it a try yourself. This is event is Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (931) 232-6457