Due to the heat index exceeding 90 degrees, the Millenium Trail and Elm Lick Trail are closed from 6/24 through 6/30.

Event Calendar


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Mellow Summer Day Camp

This exclusive, adult-only summer day camp is the first of its kind. Delight in a low-impact exploration of the natural environment, including nature strolls, sensory explorations, kayaking, nature-inspired art, journaling, […]

Event Series Firefly Fridays

Firefly Fridays

Meet at Garden Pavilion

Whether from Kentucky or almost anywhere in the middle to southeastern U.S., watching, catching, and releasing fireflies on warm summer nights may be a childhood memory. Remember being spellbound by […]

Event Series Fire Tower Open

Fire Tower Open

Fire Tower 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY, United States

Get ready to be wowed by breathtaking vistas from the top of Bernheim’s historic fire tower! Our volunteer naturalists are eager to guide you to one of the most spectacular […]

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 […]

Stargazing with the James Webb Space Telescope

Meet at Garden Pavilion

Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Dan Price as we learn about the biggest telescope in space—the James Webb Space Telescope! We will also enjoy a laser-guided exploration of Bernheim’s night sky, complemented by telescopic observations and insight from dedicated Volunteer Naturalists. Bernheim members $12; Non-members $15 Registration required by 4 p.m. the day prior to […]

Mellow Morning Strolls

Sensory Garden 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY, United States

If you are a morning person, these quiet, reflective strolls are designed with you in mind. This slow-paced stroll will focus your attention on nature’s small details, hidden connections, and the sensory-rich tapestry of life. Join Bernheim staff and our Volunteer Naturalists near Bernheim’s Sensory Garden and start your day attuned to nature’s beauty and […]

Adult Day Camp

Enjoy a fun day in the forest for adults to explore together in nature. Bernheim members: $50  |  Non-members: $60 Register online now or call (502) 215-7155 to register.  

Summer Propagation Class

Research Building 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY, United States

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of summer gardening and take your green thumb to the next level? Join our Horticulture team for an immersive and hands-on class on plant propagation in the sunny season! Expert Guidance: Our experienced Horticulturist will guide you every step of the way. Hands-On Experience: Get your hands dirty […]

James B. Beam Distilling Co. presents The Firefly Dinner

Garden Pavilion and Quiet Garden 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY, United States

Join us for an adventurous dining experience, under the stars and immersed in nature at James B. Beam Distilling Co.'s Firefly Dinner, hosted by Bernheim Forest and Arboretum. Prepare for a culinary journey like no other, curated by Chef Brian Landry of The Kitchen Table.   A 3-course dinner paired with Beam cocktails will be […]

Chasing the Elusive “Chuck-Will’s Widow”

Meet at Garden Pavilion

Join Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists in search of this less common relative of the whip-poor-will. It is fitting that both these birds belong to the nightjar family, for indeed they jar […]

Foraging Among the Wild & Wondrous

Sensory Garden 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY, United States

Regardless of cultural backgrounds or ancestry, we all come from people rooted in the earth. Foraging is a great way to remember our roots! Join Wren Smith, Bernheim’s Interpretive Programs […]

Bees and Birds

Education Center

Enjoy the views of avian wonders and buzzing pollinators from our Wildlife Viewing Room in the company of Bernheim’s Naturalist! Whether you are a seasoned explorer, beginning novice or just […]