Trades Fair at the Homeplace

Trades Fair at The Homeplace 1850s
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Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

When:  May. 23, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

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 Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Help Feed The Deer

When:  May. 24, 2019 - Each Friday at 4:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

International Heritage Breed Week

When:  May. 18, 2019 thru May. 24, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Celebrate with the Homeplace the International Heritage Breed Week #HeritageBreedsWeek as we support the efforts of organizations to spread the word about the preservation of heritage breeds in America.

The Homeplace has been the home to these many heritage breeds and have been an advocate for these endangered breeds of poultry and livestock in America. The Homeplace has inspired our visitors to raise these unique heritage breeds. Throughout this week visit with each day with one of our heritage breeds of farm animals and discover what makes them "super" on the farm.

1-3pm Each Day
Sunday, May 19 - Heritage Breed Sheep: From Wool to Wheel
Monday, May 20 - Heritage Breed Cattle: Ayrshires Oxen
Tuesday, May 21 - Heritage Breed Chickens: Unique Dominque
Wednesday, May 22 - Heritage Breed Mules: Mammoth Mules
Thursday, May 23 - Heritage Breed Pigs: Sociable Tamworth
Friday, May 24 - Heritage Breed Ducks: Captivating Cayugas

At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Make Your Own Fish Craft

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Join us for this kid-friendly craft where you get to make your very own fish decoration out of CDs. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Let's Get Snappy

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Ever wonder what a snapping turtle eats? Join one of our naturalists as they feed our snappers! Along the way, we will learn about where these turtles live, and how they survive out in the wild! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Pond Prowl

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Watch your step and bring the family to discover the inhabitants of our local pond! All kinds of critter families call out pond home. We'll be searching for baby dragonflies, tadpoles and more! Come along as we search for the tiny creatures hiding beneath the surface of the water. Program free with Nature Station admission. Participants should wear shoes and clothes they don't mind getting wet or muddy. Nets and magnifying glasses provided. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat

When:  May. 25, 2019 - Each Saturday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

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 the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Aquatic Animal Touch Tanks

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come get up close and personal with some of the critters that you can find in our local ponds and creeks! Feel free to touch, but remember to be gentle! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Visit with Smokey Bear

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Smokey Bear will be making appearances at scheduled times throughout the day. Bring a camera, because Smokey loves to pose for pictures with the young and young at heart! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Wacky Waters Scavenger Hunt

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Search though the Nature Station to find the answers to clues about what animals live in our local waterways! Those who complete the scavenger hunt get a prize! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Beach Bum Bobcat

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

We can't take our bobcat to the beach, but maybe we can bring the beach to our bobcat! Let's add some sand, sun, water and maybe a beach ball to his environment and see what happens! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Family Sunset Canoe Trip

When:  May. 25, 2019 - 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information. Join us for a sunset canoe trip on one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We'll enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening on the lake while learning about wildlife, such as osprey, beavers and deer. This trip is great for families. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome.

Snake Feeding Sundays

When:  May. 26, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

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 Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Farm Fun, Celebrating Farm Life in the 1850s

When:  May. 25, 2019 thru May. 26, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Enjoy the homegrown fun of farm life. Sure, there was a lot of work to do, but families found time for some fun. Fun times in the 1850s were similar to today- spending time with family and friends in the outdoors, friendly competitions and attending community events. Stop by this weekend to experience some of these exciting and fun experiences! At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Leaping Frog Origami Craft

When:  May. 26, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Ever want to see how far a frog can leap? Let's find out by creating your very own origami frog! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Lake Monsters!

When:  May. 26, 2019 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

You may have heard of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster... but what about the creatures that live in our own lakes? Join a naturalist as we discover some of the giants that live in Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Water Games

When:  May. 26, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

What better way to spend a Sunday than playing in the water! Come join a couple of our naturalists for some fun, kid-oriented water games! Just remember to bring a spare set of clothes if you plan to get wet! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Talladega

When:  May. 26, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Ready... set... SLOOOOOOWWWW! Get ready for thrilling races between the tiny turtle champions of the Nature Station. Bring the family and root for your favorite shelled reptile. Also learn how you can help turtles that take to the road in your neighborhood! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Sunday Funday: Wild Watermelon Feast!

When:  May. 26, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Watermelon is a great treat for hot summer days! Let's enjoy some watermelon and the see which Nature Station animals enjoy it too! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Sunset Canoe Trip

When:  May. 26, 2019 - 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information. Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey and beavers listen to nature's evening chorus, and watch for a rising full moon at the end of the night.

River Days

When:  May. 25, 2019 thru May. 27, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Hey kids! Splash on out to the Nature Station this Memorial Day Weekend for River Days! Enjoy live animals, activities, games and programs all dedicated to celebrating our rivers and lakes! Discover creatures that live in the depths of our lakes and bays and get up close and personal with our resident lake and swamp creatures! Celebrate our watery world by bringing your whole family to have fun at the Nature Station! Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time

When:  May. 27, 2019 - Each Monday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

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 Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

"Lest We Forget" Honoring Veterans

When:  May. 27, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Prior to the creation of Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) to honor American soldiers lost in battle, communities used occasions such as George Washington's birthday and the Fourth of July to also celebrate veterans. Join us at the Homeplace 1850s farm as we remember both our fallen and current veterans by flying a 30-star flag, sharing historic tributes and making a patriotic craft.

11am Patriotic Tributes and Raising the Stars and Stripes (Double Pen Yard)
11:30am-3pm Make your Own Flag (Double Pen House)
1pm Historic Firearms Salute (Front Field)
3pm Patriotic Tributes and Lowing the Stars and Stripes (Double Pen Yard).

At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Early Bird Morning Kayak Trip

When:  May. 27, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$20 per person to use one of our kayaks; $15 per person if you bring your own kayak. Participants must be age 13 or above. Cost does not include NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Join us for an early morning relaxed paddle on one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays! We'll enjoy the sights and sounds of a morning on the lake while learning about wildlife such as osprey, beavers, and deer. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome!

Build Your Own Boat

When:  May. 27, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Learn what it takes to make a boat, and then build your very own pint-sized schooner out of aluminum foil to test out on our backyard pond! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Animals of the Pond Puppet Show

When:  May. 27, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Hey kids! Do you know what animals live in a pond? Join Safari Sally as we read a story and have some fun discovering our many friends who live in our pond! This puppet show is great for all ages. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Barkley's Beasts

When:  May. 27, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Hey kids! Do you know what animals live in a pond? Join Safari Sally as we read a story and have some fun discovering our many friends who live in our pond! This puppet show is great for all ages. At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Goodies for Groundhog

When:  May. 28, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes

When:  May. 29, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these special creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

When:  May. 30, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

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 Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

EXPLORE

When:  Mar. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

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, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Download the showtimes tables here.

Tonight's Sky: Camping Under the Stars

When:  Apr. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. Daily
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

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.

Showtimes are 1:00 p.m. daily. Admission fees apply. Recommended for age 6 and above. Download the showtimes tables here.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

When:  Apr. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., Mondays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Download the showtimes tables here.

Earth, Moon & Sun

When:  Apr. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

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 Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at noon. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

When:  Apr. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a lighthearted 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. Showtimes are Saturdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Download the showtimes tables here.

Back to the Moon for Good

When:  Apr. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

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 Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

From Earth to the Universe

When:  Apr. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

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 and Sunday at noon; Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 p.m.; Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Firefall

When:  Apr. 1, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Mondays and Fridays at noon; Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., and Thursdays st 3:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

Help Feed The Deer

When:  May. 31, 2019 - Each Friday at 4:30
Where:  Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Pink Floyd, Beatles, U2, Metallica Laser Shows

When:  May. 4, 2019 thru May. 31, 2019 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Laser light shows are a unique way to enjoy music like never before. See laser light shows featuring U2, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Metallica, and other genres including faith-based, pop, country, and so much more. For a complete listing of laser light shows at the Golden Pond Planetarium in Land Between The lakes, see this link.