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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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September 2015
FREE event , Non-Member $5 per car environmental fee at gate

BugFest & Fall Plant Sale

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for BugFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of insects and their relatives. Families can meet multi-legged creatures, march in the Bug Parade (costumes welcome!), try a chocolate-covered cricket, and much more. Visitors can also browse tree, shrub, and flower species at the Fall Plant Sale, with several pollinator-friendly plants available for purchase.  

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October 2015
FREE event. $5 environmental fee per car Non-Members

ColorFest

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until October 18, 2015

Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, naviagate the hay maze, make mud pies,  and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more. Interested in volunteering at the event?  Volunteers are vital to the success of Bernheim’s events. Volunteers will receive free admission on the day of their shift and refreshments. Sign up here.

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FREE event. $5 environmental fee per car Non-Members

ColorFest

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until October 18, 2015

Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, naviagate the hay maze, make mud pies,  and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more. Interested in volunteering at the event?  Volunteers are vital to the success of Bernheim’s events. Volunteers will receive free admission on the day of their shift and refreshments. Sign up here.

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