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Spring Star Stories and Sky Watch Night

In spring, the stars seem brighter against the night canvas and the woods are waking up from their long winter nap. Bernheim’s night programs add mystery and magic to make memorable experiences.  Something new yet ancient appears in the heavens and on earth with each turn of the seasons and each shift from daylight into […]

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Wildflower Hike

Wildflowers are well worth knowing! Spring wildflowers are like friends that visit briefly once a year. Unless you make plans to see them, you may miss them entirely until next spring. Bernheim wildflower hikes provide more than identification tips; you learn about their ecological importance and many of their legends and lore. Other hikes are […]


Celebrate Arbor Day and the love of trees with Bernheim! Join us Saturday or Sunday for our annual Arbor-Day-Adopt a Tree. Come out and choose a tree to plant in your landscape to enjoy for years to come. Speak with knowledgeable horticulturists about proper planting techniques and tree care. Help us to increase the canopy […]

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Arbor Day Celebration

Adopt a tree at the Research Center and follow today’s On Your Own Challenge to discover what your tree will look like when it grows up! Kids and families will have fun tree trekking, and exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. On Your Own Challenge: 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m., Visitor Center […]

Pollywog Play Parties: Little Green Thumbs

Gardens are special places that plants like flowers, fruits, and vegetables call home! Pollywogs will jump into gardening and plant life by digging in the dirt, planting seeds, making paper flowers, and much more. Space is limited. ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage infants and children though the age […]

O.W.L.S.: Pollination Strategies

Join host Volunteer Naturalist Corinne Mastey for this intriguing look into how flowers attract pollinators. You might be surprised to learn how tough and beguiling these delicate ladies of spring really are. Dress for time outdoors. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to start of program; call (502) 955-8512. The […]

Spring Break Adventure Week at Bernheim

Make Bernheim your spring break destination! We’ve planned a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided nature hikes for children of all ages. Bernheim also offers on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and opportunities for free play at our Children’s Play Garden – not to mention the fields, forests and creeks you are welcome […]