Experience the Best of Spring at Bernheim

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Bernheim Forest is abuzz with the arrival of spring! As nature awakens, we extend a warm invitation to explore we invite you to a series of programs designed to illuminate the beauty of the season. Join our knowledgeable volunteers and staff for adventures through the wondrous natural world to which we belong!

Did you know?  Bernheim members can redeem two free program passes to these enriching experiences! To redeem your passes and register for these programs, call the Membership Desk, open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, at (502)215-7155. If you have already used your free passes for the year, you can still register at the discounted member rate.

Wildflower Walks with Wren

Join our award-winning naturalist Wren Smith on guided walks through the forest to explore the vibrant wildflowers of spring. These ephemeral beauties don’t last long, so get to know them while they’re here! Learn about the diverse flora of this forest and discover their beauty up close with these upcoming Wildflower Walks:

· Early Wildflowers and Weeds, April 6

· The Business of Blooming, April 13

· Seasonal Woodland Beauties. April 21

· Wildflower Wisdom and Folklore, April 27


Solar Eclipse Events

Prepare for an out-of-this-world experience at our Pre-Eclipse Star Party. Led by NASA ambassador Dan Price, this event offers a unique chance to learn about the upcoming eclipse while participating in telescope observations, laser-guided sky explorations, and insight from our volunteer naturalists. We will be open the day of the solar eclipse for a “Solar-bration”. We’ll have solar-themed activities, make homemade eclipse viewers from recycled materials, food trucks, and a special menu at Isaac’s Café. (Registration and tickets not required for “Solar-bration”.)


· Pre-eclipse Star Party, April 5

· (almost)Total Solar Eclipse “Solar-bration”, April 8

Enchanting Nighttime Programs

As the sun sets, Bernheim Forest transforms into a captivating nocturnal world. It’s said around here that the forest lets her hair down at night. Our enchanting night programs let you experience the full magic of Bernheim, guided by night naturalist Bill Napper and other volunteer naturalists. Our night programs book up quickly, so make sure to register sooner rather than later!

· Full “Frog” Moon Hike, April 23

· Skyscape Wonders, May 4

· Creatures of the Night: Froggy Adventures, May 10

Guided Hikes

Hike areas of Bernheim not typically open to the public, guided by our volunteer naturalists who provide unique insight into these lesser-known parts and their wild inhabitants.

· First Sunday Nature Hike: Weeds and Wildflowers, April 7

· Trail Discovery Hike: Millenium Trail North Section, April 14

Not a member? Join and redeem your passes today! 

Don’t miss out on your chance to build unforgettable memories in nature and explore the wonders of spring with Bernheim.

To redeem your two free program passes, available only to Bernheim members, and reserve your spot in these programs, call our Membership Desk, open 10 am to 4 pm daily, at (502)215-7155. Now is the perfect time to join and enjoy this exclusive benefit. Become a member today and unlock the door to a world of springtime adventure and lifelong learning at Bernheim Forest!

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