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Films in the Forest

October 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT

Member Adventure: experience Bernheim like never before – join us for a member-exclusive Films in the Forest event. Enjoy a unique experience after-hours at Bernheim, enjoying a retro film under the canopy of trees in Bernheim’s arboretum.

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

In celebration of the convergence of science and nature, we will be featuring the 1982 film, E.T. –  A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevolent visitor for research.

Chairs & blankets are recommended. Food and beverages are welcome, but outside alcohol and pets are strictly prohibited.

Advance tickets only. Participants must register by 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. Call (502) 215-7155 or

The cost is $15 for adult members. Children (10 and under) are $10. Additional beverages will be available for sale with a portion of proceeds benefitting Bernheim’s mission, connecting people with nature.



The event will begin 7 p.m. on Friday, October 21. The movie will run from approximately 8:30 -10:30 p.m. We kindly ask that attendees arrive early to set up their blankets and chairs. We recommend that attendees bring a headlamp, flashlight, or lantern to help navigate the trail.

Volunteer Naturalists will be on-site from 7pm-8:30pm with hands-on Discovery Stations for the whole family focusing on misunderstood and nocturnal creatures, snakes, bats, spiders, and more!

This is a family-friendly event.

During registration, please indicate if you need accessibility assistance for limited mobility.

***Important registration note: in order to confirm that you are a current Bernheim member when registering for this member-only event, you will have to either “sign in” or “register” for a new account online (using the same name and billing address that we have associated with your membership). These green buttons are located in the top right corner of the website.

If you are having trouble logging in or creating an account, please don’t hesitate to contact our Membership Department, open daily from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., for assistance via email  or by calling (502) 215-7155.

For any questions regarding this event or registration, please contact Charlotte Caldwell via email or by calling (502) 547-1400.


October 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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