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March 2016

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

March 15 - July 5

Trees are essential to our health. Embark upon a global journey of trees from around the world and right here in Kentucky that are threatened with extinction. Learn how we can save and protect these endangered species. This compelling look at threatened and endangered trees is a traveling exhibit on loan from the Morton Arboretum, and will be installed in the Arboretum and is included with admission to Bernheim on the weekends.  Vanishing Acts was created by The Morton Arboretum in partnership…

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May 2016

Lunch & Learn: Gardening for Butterflies with Trees, Shrubs & Flowers

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

When people think gardening for butterflies, colorful flowers rich in nectar or host plants for caterpillars (such as milkweed for the monarchs) often come to mind. But many species of butterflies also depend on trees and shrubs. Join Corinne to learn how you can garden and landscape to optimize the range of possible plantings to help butterflies flourish. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for adults who enjoy spending time outdoors with others and who love exploring and celebrating…

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National Public Gardens Day

May 6 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 8, 2016

Cherokee Brave dogwood in full bloom near the Big Overlook path at Bernheim’s Arboretum. Celebrate with us National Public Gardens Day! This national day recognizes botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens and historical landscapes across the country. Bernheim will be celebrating by offering FREE admission for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 with coupon. Enjoy the beauty of the arboretum and the natural forest or check out one of our many programs taking place this weekend, including Vanishing Acts: Trees…

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National Public Gardens Day

May 7 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 8, 2016

Cherokee Brave dogwood in full bloom near the Big Overlook path at Bernheim’s Arboretum. Celebrate with us National Public Gardens Day! This national day recognizes botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens and historical landscapes across the country. Bernheim will be celebrating by offering FREE admission for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 with coupon. Enjoy the beauty of the arboretum and the natural forest or check out one of our many programs taking place this weekend, including Vanishing Acts: Trees…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Plant Bingo

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspect trees and flowers in their spring glory as you work to score bingo through the On Your Own Challenge playing card. The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: HANDS - ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists from 1- 4 p.m. HIKE OF THE…

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Wildflower Stroll: Wildflower of Mid Spring

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to follow their progression from bud to blossom over several weeks. Each stroll provides engaging stories that focus on wildflower adaptation, ecology, folklore and history. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment required by 4 P.M. the day before program by calling (502) 955-8512. $5 per car environmental impact fee for Non-Members applies.

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Pollywog Play Parties: Over the Rainbow

May 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Water and sunlight are the two ingredients in a rainbow recipe – a colorful creation, indeed! Pollywogs will explore color properties by finding colors in nature, sorting and mixing colors, making rainbow art, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties offer a unique learning experience for children under the age of 5 to connect with nature. Each play party includes a song and story circle, outdoor exploration, and various art projects, science investigations, role playing challenges, and opportunities for play. Participation…

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National Public Gardens Day

May 8 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 8, 2016

Cherokee Brave dogwood in full bloom near the Big Overlook path at Bernheim’s Arboretum. Celebrate with us National Public Gardens Day! This national day recognizes botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens and historical landscapes across the country. Bernheim will be celebrating by offering FREE admission for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 with coupon. Enjoy the beauty of the arboretum and the natural forest or check out one of our many programs taking place this weekend, including Vanishing Acts: Trees…

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Creatures of the Night: Frogs & Toads

May 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Spring is an opera, complete with throaty vocals, high pitched vibratos, and an expert cast of creatures, each playing its part in this ancient drama. Our Creatures of the Night series provides opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed. Journey via van into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Led by Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists, each program includes some hiking through easy terrain. This month we'll…

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Walk with the Doc

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 12, 2016

Bernheim, KentuckyOne Health, and the Bullitt County Health Department offer a new series that gives everyone an opportunity to exercise while having their health questions addressed. Walk with a Doc is a friendly walking group that provides a fun, informal way to connect with a heath care provider. The series is part of a nationwide program that empowers people to improve their health through physical activity while exercising with health care providers. Walkers have the opportunity to learn about important…

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