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What's Happening in LBL

Land Between The Lakes features events throughout the year, especially during the spring, summer and fall seasons. During the winter months, LBL has eagle viewing tours, both on land and water, which are quite popular among wildlife-viewing enthusiasts.

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Dec 10, 2022 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Dec 11, 2022 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Dec 17, 2022 - 6:15am to 1:30pm

Be part of our nation's longest-running citizen science project - the Christmas Bird Count! Volunteer birders throughout the western hemisphere join in this winter bird census, and you can take part here in Land Between the Lakes. Both experienced and beginner birders are welcome. We'll meet at Nature Station and organize into teams to include everyone. Then head into the field to look and listen for birds! You can go out for just the morning or spend the full day. All data goes to National Audubon Society's science programs which track long-term trends in bird populations. Bring a sack lunch and meet back for our lunch-time roundup of the morning's sightings.

Registration requested. Please call 270-924-2299 to sign up or for more information.
Bring binoculars, field guide, and lunch.
Dress for the weather.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Discover the Stars

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 30, 2022 - Various Times

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

EXPLORE

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - 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. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Tonight's Sky: Camping Under the Stars

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - Various Times

Many people envision a brilliant rendering of the night sky star field displayed on the domed theater screen whenever they think of a planetarium. All planetariums did tours of the night sky once upon a time. We used analog star instruments and it was the highlight of the programming. As our media moved more towards digital technology, many planetariums began featuring more dynamic offerings using all the new bells and whistles technology afforded. We have also gone in this brave new direction, but we will also always keep one block each day dedicated to a live star show. This is that show, the one where we spend the full 45 minutes touring the sky, highlighting star patterns and planets currently visible in the early evening. We also highlight and discuss locating deep-sky objects, these are those objects of interest which are a little farther from home, things you may want to search for if you have a medium to large size telescope. And of course, all this brought to you via a live presentation with a real person talking to you. This is a live interpretation of the night sky and may not be suitable for younger audiences who might find it challenging to sit quietly through a live presentation. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

From Earth to the Universe

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - Various Times

This is staff favorite. Very broad in scope, the show begins with some brief history of how we have progressed in our understanding of the universe. In the past one hundred years we have grown exponentially and with the aid of the tech industry we are now able to observe aspects of the universe for the first time. Next, we enjoy a nice trip through the solar system - and beyond. We have lots of enthusiasm for the deep space concepts and many of our visitors and patrons agree. Deep space is infinitely interesting. With stunning visuals and a top-notch narration, it is easy to see why this show quickly became a favorite. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Firefall

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - 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. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Earth, Moon & Sun

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - Various Times

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Traveling With Light

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - Various Times

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.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Let It Snow!

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - Various Times

It's the happiest time of the year again! Come join us for an incredible Holiday experience as we transform our full-dome planetarium into a virtual snow-globe just for you. "Let it Snow" is an amazing holiday music spectacle. It features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives, Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is enhanced with colorful thematic animation and full-dome scenery. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

IBEX

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - Various Times

IBEX is the name of a small spacecraft orbiting the earth and gathering data as you read this. The name is an acronym which stands for Interstellar Boundary Explorer. The data being collected will help physicists and engineers produce a map of the heliosphere, the bubble that keeps our entire solar system safe from harmful radiation as the sun and its planets travel through the galaxy. Our sun orbits the center of our galaxy much like a planet orbits a star. The heliosphere is like a cocoon which is also the boundary of our solar system. If a spacecraft leaves the heliosphere, then it has left the solar system altogether! Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Laser Holidays

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Dec 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 - Daily 10am

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. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 7, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 8, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Cruise Tour on Kentucky Lake

Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Marina Drive, Aurora

Jan 14, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Step on board the CQ Princess, a 96-foot luxury yacht, for a guided eagle viewing experience, while you relax in the comforts of its indoor heated cabin. Wraparound windows ensure good views from either inside or out on deck. As we cruise down Kentucky Lake, we will scan the shores for bald eagles. Our naturalists will tell the bald eagle's recovery story, as well as help spot wildlife and answer questions during the trip. Please note, no catered meal will be provided this year, but light refreshments will be available.

Cost: $55 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Yacht departs from Kenlake Marina

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 14, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Cruise Tour on Kentucky Lake

Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Marina Drive, Aurora

Jan 15, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Step on board the CQ Princess, a 96-foot luxury yacht, for a guided eagle viewing experience, while you relax in the comforts of its indoor heated cabin. Wraparound windows ensure good views from either inside or out on deck. As we cruise down Kentucky Lake, we will scan the shores for bald eagles. Our naturalists will tell the bald eagle's recovery story, as well as help spot wildlife and answer questions during the trip. Please note, no catered meal will be provided this year, but light refreshments will be available.

Cost: $55 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Yacht departs from Kenlake Marina

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 15, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Cruise Tour on Kentucky Lake

Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Marina Drive, Aurora

Jan 16, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Step on board the CQ Princess, a 96-foot luxury yacht, for a guided eagle viewing experience, while you relax in the comforts of its indoor heated cabin. Wraparound windows ensure good views from either inside or out on deck. As we cruise down Kentucky Lake, we will scan the shores for bald eagles. Our naturalists will tell the bald eagle's recovery story, as well as help spot wildlife and answer questions during the trip. Please note, no catered meal will be provided this year, but light refreshments will be available.

Cost: $55 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Yacht departs from Kenlake Marina

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 21, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 22, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 28, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Jan 29, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Feb 4, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Feb 5, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Road Less Traveled Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Feb 11, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020

Road Less Traveled Van Tour

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, LBL

Feb 18, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm

Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

For More Information: 270-924-2020