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July 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Summer Plant Bingo

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Move like a busy bee from plant to plant, not to collect pollen, but to score bingo on today’s On Your Own Challenge! Kids and their families will have fun looking for summer plants and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day from 2:00 p.m.…

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Bernheim Members $10 per child; Non-Members $15 per child. Fee includes 1 caregiver

Pollywog Play Parties: Life in the Pond

July 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For pollywogs, there is no place like home in the pond! Early learners will investigate aquatic living by meeting real pollywogs and their pond friends, splashing in the water, pretend fishing, and much more. ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage infants and children though the age of 5 to learn about nature. Registration required by 4 p.m. day prior to program; call (502) 955-8512. Fee covers one caregiver and child. $5 per car…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Living on the Edge

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Follow today’s On Your Own Challenge along the water’s edge to discover an amazing variety of plant and animal life. Kids and their families will have fun roaming riparian habitats and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon.  On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., meet at…

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May 2014
Bernheim Members $10 per child; Non-Members $15 per child. Fee includes 1 caregiver

Pollywog Play Parties: Over and Under the Rainbow

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Water and sunlight are the two ingredients in a rainbow recipe – a colorful creation, indeed! Early learners will explore color properties through a song and story circle, nature-based adventures and a variety of art, science and play activities. Registration required by 4 p.m. day prior to program; call (502) 955-8512. Fee includes one caregiver and child. Regular $5 environmental impact fee applies at front gate for non-members.

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March 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Lookout

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be on the lookout for the signs of spring as nature awakens all around us! Kids and their families will have fun investigating springtime clues, and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from…

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10 per child for Bernheim Members or $15 for Non-Members. Adults must accompany children; there is no fee for adults. Space is limited.

Pollywog Pay Parties: Our Friendly Trees

March 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trees provide air for people, homes for animals, and many other wonderful gifts! Pollywogs will discover the friendly nature of trees through bark rubbings, needle painting, wood building, and more. Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage children, 5 and under, to learn about nature. Each play party includes a song and story circle, outdoor exploration, and a variety of art projects, science investigations, role playing challenges, and opportunities for free play. Space is limited. Registration required by…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Cool Conifers

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conifers, special cone-bearing trees with needle and scale-like leaves, can be found throughout the arboretum. Kids and their families will have fun locating these trees and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from…

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February 2014
FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Seeing Green

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Look close and you will discover mosses, ferns, and lichens thriving in the winter landscape! Kids and their families will have fun finding these green gems and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center…

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$10 per child for Bernheim Members or $15 for Non-Members. Adults must accompany children; there is no fee for adults.

Pollywog Play Parties: Recycle Extravaganza

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Recycling is much more than sorting paper and cans! Pollywogs will add creative fun to the recycling process by making instruments, building with boxes, bowling with recyclables, and more. . Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage children, 5 and under, to learn about nature. Each play party includes a song and story circle, outdoor exploration, and a variety of art projects, science investigations, role playing challenges, and opportunities for free play. Space is limited. Registration required by 4:00…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Bird is the Word

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

While some birds migrate, some call Kentucky home year-round. Kids and their families will have fun identifying these feathered residents and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from 9:00 – 5:00 P.M. HIKE…

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