Physician, Heal Thyself @ Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Agricultural Museum
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

There were many medical advances in the 19th century and plenty of “remedies” being sold to cure whatever ails you, but have you checked out your favorite cookbook? Recipes for tonics, tinctures, salves and ointments were handed down through the generations just like the secret formula for Grandma’s Favorite Fancy Fudge. We are teaching and learning about folk medicine today!

Fall Fest @ Woodlands Nature Station and Homeplace
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the fall season at the Nature Station with our annual Fall Festival! Activities include puppet show, nature hikes, crafts, artisan demonstrations and more!

Dino Discovery with Ben W. Clement Museum … Paleontology Day @ Woodlands Nature Station and Homeplace
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum will showcase some of their favorite dinosaur fossils. Stop by their table to get up close and personal to the prehistoric past!

Hey Kids! Do you love learning about the prehistoric past? Spend the day discovering the ancient past of Kentucky and how to read the natural world to better understand it. Join us for one or all of the programs below.

-Make your own Dinosaur trackbook
-Make your own Dinosaur
-Ancient Armor
-LBL Lost
-Mesozoic Mammal

Do it yourself Nature Gifts and Decorations @ Woodlands Nature Station
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to avoid the crowds at big stores and malls? Come to Nature Station and make some fun and creative gifts and home decorations inspired by nature! Give them away as holiday gifts or keep them for yourself! No artistic talent required.

First Chance Eagle Viewing Van Tour @ Woodlands Nature Station
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The eagle has landed! Lots of bald eagles migrate to the Land Between the Lakes area for the winter. Many arrive in November. Join us on our first van tour of the season to visit some eagle-viewing hotspots and look for these breathtaking birds in the wild. Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for closer looks.

Cost:  $15 per person. Fee includes same day Nature Station admission.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

  • Dress for the weather.
  • Moderate walking may be required.
Closing Day Backyard Blast @ Woodlands Nature Station
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Today is the last day Nature Station will be open for the season! Join our naturalists for a special behind the scenes tour to meet our resident animals, learn their histories, and how we care for them in the winter. You’ll even help feed some of them!

Audubon Christmas Bird Count @ Woodlands Nature Station and Homeplace
Dec 17 @ 6:15 pm – 1:30 pm


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.
Eagle Viewing Van Tours in Land Between the Lakes @ Golden Pond Visitor Center
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm