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ColorFest: Where Pumpkins Roll and Fly

ColorFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of fall, is this weekend – October 18-19.  It’s 2 days of affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with hands-on nature activities, great food, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, a mud pie kitchen, a hay maze, live music and many more autumn activities. New this year is the Pumpkin Launch where participants […]

Fall Fun and Free Play

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Have you heard the news? Southern Living Magazine has named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest among the South’s 10 best places to enjoy fall color. Our loyal visitors like you already knew that, but to celebrate, why not plan a visit this first weekend in October to see fall’s splendor and enjoy some of Bernheim’s […]

Free Play Day Comes to Bernheim

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest invites children and anyone interested in their development and well-being to our Free Play Day on Saturday, October 4 from 11am – 4pm.  Spend a day outdoors making music, building forts, rolling down hills, climbing on logs and mucking about in nature. No matter the season, outdoor play is critical […]

BugFest and Fall Plant Sale

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Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale this Saturday (September 20). Children can dance the buggy boogie, go on an insect safari, taste a chocolate-covered cricket and make a new six or eight-legged friend of their own. They can even don a bug costume and join in the Parade of […]

Come CONNECT @ Bernheim

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CONNECT at Bernheim is just a day away. The annual celebration of all that is possible when art, nature and science intersect takes place tomorrow — August 23 from 6:24 p.m. to 10:24 p.m. In its sixth year, CONNECT at Bernheim will challenge your mind and delight your senses. Artists will set up around Lake […]

Garden Harvest Feast — Reserve Your Spot Now

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The slow food movement, going green, and the desire for healthier produce have revived interest in growing and harvesting fruits and vegetables from our own gardens. Bernheim’s new Edible Garden is now replete with fresh food and provides the perfect setting for a Garden Harvest Feast. We invite you to join local chef, Mark Williams […]

Central Kentucky Knap-In & Lithic Art Show at Bernheim

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This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Central Kentucky Knap-In and Lithic Art Show at Bernheim. The popular event showcases the prehistoric art of flint knapping which people in ancient times used to make their tools and weapons. The show, which runs July 18-20 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, attracts hundreds of […]

Those Summer Nights

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This 4th of July weekend has some great family programs at Bernheim.  ECO Kids Discovery Day and the Pollywog Play Party will make for a fun filled Saturday but the month of July also offers great opportunities to explore Bernheim through a night time lens.  Our night programs add mystery and magic to make memorable experiences. […]