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June 2017

Daily Life on the Farm in June

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer garden work at the Homeplace 1850's Farm

June is one of the busiest times—harvesting spring vegetables while tending to summer plants. Daily maintenance of the garden begins in the early morning picking the insects off the plants, hoeing and pulling weeds. Mules and farmers are out in the fields cultivating the crops. In the heat of the day, the family settles in…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun Planetarium Show

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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Earth, Moon, and Sun Planetarium Show

This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy.  Examine…

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Feeding Time on the Farm

June 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum, 4512 The Trace
Dover, TN 37058 United States
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Sheep at the Homeplace after a "hair cut", Staff Photo

As they day winds down, feeding time starts for our farm animals! It usually starts with the pigs, but things happen on the farm, so we may start with one of the other animals. Meet at the pig pen to lend a hand and learn how to care for farm animals the 1850s way! *Ideal…

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Afternoon Animal Encounters

June 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Woodlands Nature Station provides visitors with a close-up view of some native animals here at Land Between The Lakes.

Nature Station offers live animal programs featuring a different animal each weekday afternoon. Enjoy a closer look, and sometimes a chance to touch or help feed, as staff introduces you to one of our resident ambassadors. The summer schedule is: Mondays – Totally Turtles! Tuesdays – Dinnertime for Bald Eagle Wednesdays – For Goodness Snakes…

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Two Small Pieces of Glass Planetarium Show

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Two Small Pieces of Glass Planetarium Show

Join us in the planetarium for a special viewing of our astronomy show, Two Small Pieces of Glass, and a preview of what is up in the sky tonight. Tag along with two curious teenagers at a Star Party as they learn how telescopes have helped us understand space and expanded our understanding of the…

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Parade of Raptors

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature Station, 3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
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John with Barred Owl at Nature Station

Come face-to-face with a barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, American kestrel, and red-tailed hawk as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them into their nighttime shelter. Program included with general admission | Ages 13 and up $5 | Ages 5-12 $3 | Ages 4 and under free  

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Laser Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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See awesome lasers dance across our 40 foot dome to your favorite music at Golden Pond Planetarium!

A feast for the senses...Laser Music Shows entertain the eyes while music feeds the soul. See these amazing shows in our planetarium dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday June 2 through August 29. Ask about glasses you can purchase at the gift shop for a whole new viewing experience! Saturday, May 27 5:30pm Laser Spirit 7pm…

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Laser Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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See awesome lasers dance across our 40 foot dome to your favorite music at Golden Pond Planetarium!

A feast for the senses...Laser Music Shows entertain the eyes while music feeds the soul. See these amazing shows in our planetarium dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday June 2 through August 29. Ask about glasses you can purchase at the gift shop for a whole new viewing experience! Saturday, May 27 5:30pm Laser Spirit 7pm…

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Laser Legends of the Night Sky

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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Laser Legends of the Night Sky Planetarium Show

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.…

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Daily Life on the Farm in June

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer garden work at the Homeplace 1850's Farm

June is one of the busiest times—harvesting spring vegetables while tending to summer plants. Daily maintenance of the garden begins in the early morning picking the insects off the plants, hoeing and pulling weeds. Mules and farmers are out in the fields cultivating the crops. In the heat of the day, the family settles in…

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First Annual Nature Station Butterfly Count

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nature Station, 3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
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Fritillary on Butterfly Milkweed Numerous species of butterflies and moths enjoy prairie habitats found in the Elk & Bison Prairie at Land Between The Lakes. Photo by Ray Stainfield

*Ideal for home educators. Citizen science projects are a great way to get involved in nature while helping scientists to gather data! Help the Nature Station’s naturalists as we spend the day trying to find and identify butterflies for the North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count project. Stop by to see what we have found,…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun Planetarium Show

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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Earth, Moon, and Sun Planetarium Show

This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy.  Examine…

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Morning Butterfly Hike

June 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nature Station, 3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
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The Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly and a bee feed on a common milkweed plant in one of our fallow wildlife planting

Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators. Join a naturalist on a 1-mile, guided hike through forest and prairie as we search for butterflies. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our native butterflies and contribute to the North American Butterfly Association’s Butterfly Count citizen science project. No butterfly ID skills necessary!

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Two Small Pieces of Glass Planetarium Show

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Two Small Pieces of Glass Planetarium Show

Join us in the planetarium for a special viewing of our astronomy show, Two Small Pieces of Glass, and a preview of what is up in the sky tonight. Tag along with two curious teenagers at a Star Party as they learn how telescopes have helped us understand space and expanded our understanding of the…

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Tonight’s Sky LIVE

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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Image provided by NASA

A live presentation about wonders found in tonight's sky. You will learn what constellations and planets are currently visible and get some tips on how to find them. This live presentation is recommended for ages 6 and above. Ages 13 and up - $5 Ages 5-12 - $3 Ages 4 and under - Free

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Log Hewing at the Homeplace 1850s Farm

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum, 4512 The Trace
Dover, TN 37058 United States
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Making shingles the old fashioned way at the Homeplace 1850s Farm

*Ideal for home educators Ever wonder how these old log structures were built? Logs had to be hand hewn one at a time, and then raised into position. Come watch or lend a hand as the farmers demonstrate how these logs were hewn using three tools from the 1850s.  Great for wood workers!

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TOTALITY Planetarium Show

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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Totality Planetarium Show

TOTALITY is a Bays Mountain production all about eclipses - from lunar to total solar. It covers how they occur and what happens when they do. Take a look back to the proof of general relativity and then look forward to upcoming eclipses and where to witness them. A very special part of the show…

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Insect Safari

June 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Nature Station, 3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
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Buckeye butterfly, Photo by Ray Stainfield

We’re going on a safari! Learn about the insects of Kentucky, try your hand at using butterfly nets and sweep nets, and discover what critters can be found in the grasses of our prairie! While having fun, we’ll also be contributing to the North American Butterfly Association’s Butterfly Count citizen science project. Free with Nature…

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The Little Star That Could Planetarium Show

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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The Little Star That Could

An average yellow star in search of planets to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to the audience with uncomplicated information about our Solar System. Ages 13 and up…

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Feeding Time on the Farm

June 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum, 4512 The Trace
Dover, TN 37058 United States
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Sheep at the Homeplace after a "hair cut", Staff Photo

As they day winds down, feeding time starts for our farm animals! It usually starts with the pigs, but things happen on the farm, so we may start with one of the other animals. Meet at the pig pen to lend a hand and learn how to care for farm animals the 1850s way! *Ideal…

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Back to the Moon for Good Planetarium Show

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Back to the Moon For Good

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…

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Parade of Raptors

June 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature Station, 3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
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John with Barred Owl at Nature Station

Come face-to-face with a barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, American kestrel, and red-tailed hawk as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them into their nighttime shelter. Program included with general admission | Ages 13 and up $5 | Ages 5-12 $3 | Ages 4 and under free  

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Laser Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
See awesome lasers dance across our 40 foot dome to your favorite music at Golden Pond Planetarium!

A feast for the senses...Laser Music Shows entertain the eyes while music feeds the soul. See these amazing shows in our planetarium dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday June 2 through August 29. Ask about glasses you can purchase at the gift shop for a whole new viewing experience! Saturday, May 27 5:30pm Laser Spirit 7pm…

Find out more »

Laser Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
+ Google Map
See awesome lasers dance across our 40 foot dome to your favorite music at Golden Pond Planetarium!

A feast for the senses...Laser Music Shows entertain the eyes while music feeds the soul. See these amazing shows in our planetarium dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday June 2 through August 29. Ask about glasses you can purchase at the gift shop for a whole new viewing experience! Saturday, May 27 5:30pm Laser Spirit 7pm…

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Bonus Evening Shows and Star Parties at Golden Pond Planetarium

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, 238 Visitor Center Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 United States
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Late Shows and Star Parties

Join us for a bonus 8pm show on a select few Saturdays! Sometimes it's a laser music show, sometimes it's a planetarium show with a Star Party after. Take your astronomical knowledge to a new level on Star Party nights, hosted by West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers. Saturday, June 3 5:30pm Laser I-POP 7pm Laser Pop…

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