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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.

Hammer In

May 25, 2024 - 10a - 4p

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Join us at the Homeplace on Saturday May 27th as we host our annual blacksmithing Hammer-In Event. We will be joined by the Tennessee River Artist Blacksmith Association (TRABA) as we present various blacksmithing techniques. Learn How blacksmiths were able to forge metal before modern technology. If you are a smith with your own personal setup and are interested in presenting please contact us at aspalding@friendsoflbl.org to reserve a spot. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Turning Iron Ore Into Steel

May 25, 2024 - 10a - 3p

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

The Land Between the Lakes region is dotted with the remains of a thriving iron production industry. Join us on the farm where we will reproduce the historic iron making process on a small scale using a small brick constructed furnace! Learn how Iron was processed, and turned into usable metal for implements around the farm! At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Tales of Scales

May 25, 2024 - 5:30p - 6:00p

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, salamanders, and turtles. We'll introduce you to several ambassadors from the cold-blooded world as we explore the fascinating ways these slimy and scaly creatures survive! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Fashion A Fish

May 25, 2024 - 1pm - 3pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Hey Kids! Fish come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, design your own unique species using some of our craft supplies. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Peepers & Leapers

May 25, 2024 - 1:30p - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Discover all the fantastic frogs of LBL. During this program, we will get a close up look at these amazing amphibians. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Creatures of the Cumberland

May 25, 2024 - 3:30p - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Get up close and personal with some of the creatures that call the Cumberland River its home from the comfort of our theater. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

It's a Trap! SNAP!

May 25, 2024 - 11:30a - Noon

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Who or what lurks beneath the waves? 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. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Sunset Canoe Trip

May 25, 2024 thru May 26, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm Each Day

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

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
Cost does not include daytime NS admission. (Nature Station will be open till 7pm)
Space is limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Bird Watching

May 26, 2024 - 10a - Noon

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

During the 19th century, people were becoming increasingly interested in birds. Come birding with us on the farm and we'll explore how the hobby of bird watching came to America, and how our local wild birds impact our daily farm life! At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Mule Spa

May 26, 2024 - 11a - Noon

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Know anything about mules? Would you like to? Be on the farm this Sunday and relax with our Mammoth Mule, Todd. He's a hard worker and has a critical role on the farm, making our work more manageable. Todd gets groomed and brushed every day, but today is Todd Appreciation Day and we're going to lay it on extra thick! At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Titans of the Tennessee

May 26, 2024 - 1:30p - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Giants lurk under the surface of the Tennessee River. Discover the depths looking for titan turtles, gigantic gar, super-sized sturgeon from the comfort and safety of our theater. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Mis-Snaken Identity

May 26, 2024 - 5:30p - 6:00p

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Have you ever seen a snake? Now's your chance! Meet our resident snakes as we learn the different types of snakes we have here in LBL! You'll get to learn how to identify a venomous snake and discover what role they play in the ecosystem. We'll also discuss how to be safe around venomous and nonvenomous snakes when we're outside! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

DIY Track Books

May 26, 2024 - 1pm - 3pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

It's hard to tell whose footprint is whose! Let's make our own field guide to show us what a wolf, squirrel, bobcat, and other animals' tracks look like so we know them when we spot them in the woods! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

For Goodness Snakes

May 26, 2024 - 11:30a - Noon

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Have you ever seen a snake? Now's your chance! Meet our resident snakes as we learn the different types of snakes we have here in LBL! You'll get to learn how to identify a venomous snake and discover what role they play in the ecosystem. We'll also discuss how to be safe around venomous and nonvenomous snakes when we're outside! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

CSI: Critter Scene Investigation

May 25, 2024 thru May 26, 2024 - 10am - 7pm Each Day

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Animals have gotten up to mischief in the Nature Station! Don your detective hat and visit the crime scenes to see if you can figure out which wetland critters have visited the backyard. Report back to us with your findings for a prize! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Lynx of the Lakes

May 27, 2024 - 11:30am to Noon

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Bobcats love bogs and bayous, sometimes known as the swamp lynx. Let's get a good look at our resident bobcat, as he eats his morning meal. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Shoreline Stroll

May 27, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Join a naturalist as we take a 1-mile hike on Woodland Walk trail, searching for the plants and animals that live along the shoreline of Honker Lake. We will look for osprey, songbirds, waterbirds, and wildflowers. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

River Reds

May 27, 2024 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Discover the wolves of the water. Red wolves hunt the swamps, bayous, marshes, and rivers of the South. Get a close look as we discuss their role in the Riverlands. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Morning Kayak Trip

May 27, 2024 - 9am - 11am

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

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 rises for the day!

$25 per person
Space is limited, participants must be age 13 or above
Cost does not include Nature Station admission.
Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Nature Station will provide life jackets
At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

River Days (Extended Hours)

May 25, 2024 thru May 27, 2024 - 10am - 7pm Each Day

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Cruise over to the Nature Station this Memorial Day Weekend for River Days! Enjoy live animals, activities, crafts, and programs all dedicated to celebrating our rivers and lakes! Get up close and personal with LBL's lake and swamp creatures and discover what makes them so special! Celebrate the water all around us by bringing your whole family to have fun at the Nature Station! Please note, the Woodlands Nature Station will be open for special extended hours from 10am-7pm Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Last ticket sold at 6:30pm.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

From Earth to the Universe

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

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

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

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

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

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

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

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

Discover the Stars

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

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

The Little Star That Could

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Children love a good underdog story. This full-dome presentation is about the newest baby star in the sky - Little Star. He quickly discovers he is just an average star, but he yearns to become special and have planets of his own. Along the way in his quest, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special. He also discovers much about planets and what it takes to lead a solar system. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a light-hearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus; the beautiful princess Andromeda; Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion; and Orion the hunter. A non-laser full-dome version of this show is also available. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Habitat Earth

Mar 26, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

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 a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Bites for Bobcat

Mar 27, 2024 thru Jun 1, 2024 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

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

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Dinnertime for Bald Eagles

Mar 28, 2024 thru Jun 1, 2024 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Get an up-close look at Nature Station's resident bald eagles, Dohi and Taha as they enjoy their dinner. While they feast, you'll learn all about the bald eagles of LBL. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

The Awesome Opossums

Apr 2, 2024 thru Jun 1, 2024 - Tuesdays 3:30p - 4p

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Opossums sure are awesome! Join us as we meet Billie, our resident rescued opossum, up close and personal and learn about how you DEFINITELY want one of these underrated marsupials patrolling your backyard! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Red Wolf Treat Time

Mar 29, 2024 thru Jun 1, 2024 - Fridays 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Totally Turtles!

Apr 1, 2024 thru Jun 1, 2024 - Mondays 3:30p - 4p

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

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

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Parade of Raptors

Mar 27, 2024 thru Jun 1, 2024 - Daily 4:30 to 4:50pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Come face-to-face with our resident owls and hawks as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them in to their night-time shelter! The Nature Station is closed Mondays & Tuesdays during March, but otherwise this event takes place daily. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299