Event Calendar


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Creatures of the Night: Wonders of Whip-poor-wills

Meet at Garden Pavilion

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. While each Creatures of the Night program focuses on specific creatures such as whip-poor-wills, frogs, or fireflies, plan to delight in the sights and sounds of many creatures as the wild […]

Event Series Bernheim Book Club

Bernheim Book Club

If you like connecting with nature through a literary lens, join us for these monthly online discussions. Each month will have a theme or a topic and include a fiction and a nonfiction option. Book Club Members are encouraged to share their thoughts, provide insights surrounding the text, ask relevant questions, and contribute to a […]

Wildflower Stroll: Wildflower Wisdom & Folklore

Meet at Visitor Center

A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to watch their transition from bud to blossom over several weeks. Each stroll offers engaging stories that focus on wildflower adaptation, ecology, folklore, uses, and history. The stories hidden in wildflowers can illuminate history, mystery, ecological, and mythology. Join us to learn more. Bernheim members $10; […]

Event Series Forest Homeschool Hike

Forest Homeschool Hike

Meet at Silo Stage

Bernheim’s popular homeschool hikes are ready to help you and your young ones celebrate spring! Each month’s Forest Homeschool Hike includes a short lesson followed by a hike that brings the lesson to life. This school year, we’ll be offering opportunities for families of K-5 students and co-ops to join Bernheim educators for an afternoon […]

Event Series ECO Kids Discovery Days

ECO Kids Discovery Days

Visitor Center

ECO Kids Discovery Days are offered every first and third Saturday of the month (weather permitting). E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, which is the best way for children of all ages to connect with the natural world. ECO Kids Discovery Days may include: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 – 4 […]

Skyscape Wonders: Sunlight to Starry Night

Meet at Garden Pavilion

Join Dan Price, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and a new member of Bernheim’s amazing core of Volunteer Naturalists for these exciting out-of-this-world experiences. Explore an enlightening dive into the Sun, and then float back up for a laser-guided exploration of Bernheim’s night sky, complemented by telescope observations and insights from our dedicated Volunteer Naturalists. Bernheim members $12; non-members $15 Registration required by 4 […]

First Sunday Nature Hikes: Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees

Meet at Visitor Center

Join Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists for an explorative nature hike among the wildness at Bernheim on the first Sunday of each month. These hikes are aimed primarily at adults, but children 6 years and up are welcome.  Bernheim members $10; Non–members $15 Registration required by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program. No pets, please.  Register online […]

Creatures of the Night: Froggy Night Adventure

Meet at Garden Pavilion

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. While each Creatures of the Night program focuses on specific creatures such as whip-poor-wills, frogs, or fireflies, plan to delight in the sights and sounds from many creatures as the wild and wondrous surround you. Join Nocturnal Naturalist Bill Napper and fellow Naturalists for these exciting […]

Big Birding Day

Meet at Garden Pavilion

Bird is the word! If birding is your thing, you won’t want to miss this series hosted by Volunteer Naturalists and Certified Interpretive Guides, Jim and Karen Scout. This dynamic duo knows a lot about birds and you’re in for an interesting, rewarding, and relevant experience. This birding adventure takes you around Lake Nevin where participants will contribute to citizen science as you aim to see and identify as many bird species as possible in this 3-hour block of time. Historical tracking data […]

Event Series The Bees and the Birds

The Bees and the Birds

Education Center

Enjoy uninterrupted views of avian wonders and buzzing pollinators from our wildlife viewing room in the company of Bernheim’s naturalists! Whether you are a seasoned explorer, beginning novice or just passing through, this free informal program will bring you even closer to the wildlife at Bernheim! Stay a few minutes or a few hours. April […]

The Nature of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Edible Garden

Nature is significant in many of William Shakespeare’s plays. Perhaps the most famously connected is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wherein nearly forty species of flora are mentioned throughout the duration of this iconic comedy.   This program will lead you through Bernheim’s Edible Garden and the nearby Nursery Loop Trail, allowing participants to observe and learn about […]