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February 2015
FREE event; Non-Members $5 environmental impact fee at gate.

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Bird is the Word

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

While some birds migrate, others call Kentucky home year-round! Kids and their families will have fun identifying these feathered residents and exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. 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. To connect children and their families with nature, each ECO Kids…

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Bernheim Members $7; Non-Members $10

Winter Tree Identification

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  How can you identify spicebush, sassafras, boxelder, pawpaw, or other trees in winter? Which local trees can be used for beverages, cough medicine, or cordage? Join Dr. Ron Jones for a delightful time exploring tree stories and lore, as your learn tips for recognizing trees in the winter woods. Dress in layers and be prepared for spending some of the class time outdoors. Registration and payment are due by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to start of the program. Call…

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Bernheim members, $120 per couple; Non-members; $150 per couple

Valentine Dinner

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every day, recurring 2 times

Spoil that special someone this year with a romantic candlelight dinner for two in beautiful Bernheim Forest. Bernheim’s stunning Visitor Center provides the perfect setting for an enchanted night in the forest. Your dinner includes cuisine impeccably presented by Jarfi’s Bistro along with appetizers, music and dancing. A cash bar will be available. A weekend stay at the Bernheim Lodge will be auctioned off both evenings.  

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Bernheim members, $120 per couple; Non-members; $150 per couple

Valentine Dinner

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every day, recurring 2 times

Spoil that special someone this year with a romantic candlelight dinner for two in beautiful Bernheim Forest. Bernheim’s stunning Visitor Center provides the perfect setting for an enchanted night in the forest. Your dinner includes cuisine impeccably presented by Jarfi’s Bistro along with appetizers, music and dancing. A cash bar will be available. A weekend stay at the Bernheim Lodge will be auctioned off both evenings.  

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FREE event; Non-Members $5 environmental impact fee at gate pr car.

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Seeing Green

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 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 exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. 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. To connect children and their…

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March 2015
Bernheim Members $5; Non-Members $10

O.W.L.S.: Signs of Spring

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Although spring is nearly three weeks away, it’s not too early to get out and look for the tell-tale signs that the season is changing, that winter will soon be letting go of its grip. The buds of trees swell, some even open, and early wildflowers can be found blooming or sprouting just beneath the leaf litter. Join Corrine for an invigorating exploration of this season of subtle changes. The first Wednesday of each month, March through December, Bernheim offers…

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 FREE event; Non-Members $5 environmental impact fee per car at gate.

ECO Kids Discovery Days: Cool Conifers

March 7 @ 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 exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. 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. To connect children and their families…

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FREE Event; $5 per car environmental fee for Non-Members.

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Lookout

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be on the lookout for the signs of spring as nature awakens around us! Kids and their families will have fun investigating springtime clues, and exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. 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. To connect children and their families with…

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April 2015
FREE Event

Spring Break Adventure Week

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2015

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 to roam. Daily Discovery Stations: 11 AM – 2 PM; Visitor Center; FREE, donations welcome Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of nature, science, art,…

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FREE Event

Spring Break Adventure Week

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2015

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 to roam. Daily Discovery Stations: 11 AM – 2 PM; Visitor Center; FREE, donations welcome Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of nature, science, art,…

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FREE Event

Spring Break Adventure Week

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2015

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 to roam. Daily Discovery Stations: 11 AM – 2 PM; Visitor Center; FREE, donations welcome Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of nature, science, art,…

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FREE Event

Spring Break Adventure Week

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2015

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 to roam. Daily Discovery Stations: 11 AM – 2 PM; Visitor Center; FREE, donations welcome Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of nature, science, art,…

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FREE Event

Spring Break Adventure Week

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2015

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 to roam. Daily Discovery Stations: 11 AM – 2 PM; Visitor Center; FREE, donations welcome Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of nature, science, art,…

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May 2015
FREE Event; $5 per car environmental impact fee for Non-Members

BloomFest & Spring Plant Sale

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring will also include local artisans, food vendors, a farmers market, musical entertainment, a series of short garden lectures, and tons of great activities for children including arts, crafts, garden faerie house construction and naturalist-led discovery stations. The day also includes the annual Spring Plant Sale.  The annual Spring Plant Sale features Bernheim Select™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennial herbaceous…

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