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June 2017

Full “Strawberry” Moon Hike

June 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Full Moon Hikes provide ample opportunities to celebrate the heavens and the earth. Join us as we marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore creatures and features beneath on our portion of planet Earth. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment required by 4 p.m. the day before program by calling (502) 955-8512. Space is limited.  No pets allowed.

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Creatures of the Night: Expedition Fireflies

June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

As the nights get warmer, fireflies light up the night!  Our Creatures of the Night series provides opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed. Journey via van into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Led by Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists, each program includes some hiking through easy terrain. This month we'll be looking for fireflies, but expect to encounter other creatures of the night. Let’s be surprised!…

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Summer Star Stories and Sky Watch

June 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Bernheim’s night programs add mystery and magic to make memorable experiences.  Something new yet ancient appears in the heavens and on earth with each turn of the seasons and each shift from daylight into dusk. Explore Bernheim at night to observe and celebrate these seasonal and nocturnal changes. Registration and payment due by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. No pets please. The Night Hikes often fill up quickly, so don’t wait! Call (502) 955- 8512…

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July 2017

Full Thunder Moon Hike

July 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Bernheim at Night programs provide ample opportunities to celebrate the heavens and the earth. Join us as we marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore creatures and features on our portion of planet Earth. This Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior…

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Laser Guided Star Tour

July 15, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm

Bernheim at Night programs provide ample opportunities to celebrate the heavens and the earth. Join us for a stroll around Lake Nevin, participants will view the bright stars of the summer and learn the mythological tales behind our constellations. Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955- 8512. Space is limited. No pets allowed. Ages 8 and up only.  Dress for the weather; even…

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Creatures of the Night: Luna Moths & Chuck-Will’s-Widow

July 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Experience sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed! Journey with Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. While the program includes a featured creature, participants are likely to see and hear many others. Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502)…

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August 2017

Full Grain Moon Hike

August 7, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Bernheim at Night programs provide ample opportunities to celebrate the heavens and the earth. Join us as we marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore creatures and features on our portion of planet Earth. This Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non – Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the…

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Summer Star Stories and Sky Watch

August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to observe the stars and constellations of summer, the Milky Way, Jupiter, and Saturn. Telescopes graciously provided by LAS. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program with be presented in the Garden Pavilion. Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955- 8512. Space is limited. No pets allowed. Ages 8 and up only.  Dress for the…

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Creatures of the Night: Katydids and Crickets

August 25, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Experience sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed! Journey with Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. While the program includes a featured creature, participants are likely to see and hear many others. Bernheim Members $10; Non – Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955- 8512.…

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September 2017

Full Harvest Moon Hike

September 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bernheim at Night programs provide ample opportunities to celebrate the heavens and the earth. Join us as we marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore creatures and features on our portion of planet Earth. This Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non – Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the…

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Creatures of the Night: Screech Owls

September 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: 7:30 - 10 P.M. SCREECH OWLS Experience sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed! Journey with Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. While the program includes a featured creature, participants are likely to see and hear many others. Bernheim Members $10; Non - Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m.…

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October 2017

Full “Falling Leaves” Moon Hike

October 5, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Bernheim at Night programs provide ample opportunities to celebrate both the heavens and the earth. Join us as we take time to marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore the mysteries of creatures and features on our portion of planet Earth. Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by…

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Fall Star Stories and Sky Watch

October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to observe the stars and constellations of fall. Telescopes graciously provided by LAS. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavilion. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512. Space is limited. No pets allowed. Ages 8 and up only. Dress for the weather.

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Quarter Moon Hike

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Quarter Moon Hikes include a trek through Bernheim’s holly collection, around Cedar and Holly Ponds to the Earth Measure sculpture, and into the Big Prairie. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

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November 2017

Full “Frost” Moon Hike

November 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512. Space is limited. No pets allowed. Ages 8 and up only. Dress for the weather.

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February 2018

Winter Star Stories & Sky Watch

February 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to see brilliant stars and constellations of winter through the telescopes graciously provided by LAS. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavilion. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to program by calling (502) 955-8512. Space is limited. Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Dress for the weather; it can get chilly when the sun goes…

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Laser Guided Star Tour

February 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Each night, fascinating stories are playing out across the heavens. Come watch constellations of scorpions, bears, dolphins and mythological characters come alive as your interpreter shares ancient dreams and laser beams in Bernheim's night sky.  Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather. No pets please.

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March 2018

Full “Crow” Moon Hike

March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to program by calling (502) 955-8512. Space is limited. Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Dress for the weather; it can get chilly when the sun goes down.

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Quarter Moon Hike Cancelled

March 24, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Quarter Moon Hike has been cancelled because unfavorable weather. Please join us for next months Quarter Moon Hike. 

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April 2018

Star Stories And Sky Watch

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to see brilliant stars and constellations of spring through the telescopes graciously provided by LAS. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavilion. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program: Call (502) 955 - 8512

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Creatures Of The Night: Whip-Poor-Wills

April 20, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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. Creatures of the Night programs provide opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of natural phenomena that often go unnoticed. Journey with Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. Bernheim…

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Quarter Moon Hike

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Quarter Moon Hikes include a trek through Bernheim’s holly collection, around Cedar and Holly Ponds to the Earth Measure sculpture, and into the Big Prairie. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program: Call (502) 955 - 8512

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Full “Frog” Moon Hike

April 29, 2018 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 pm

Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program: Call (502) 955 - 8512

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May 2018

Laser Guided Star Tour

May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Enjoy an evening stroll around Lake Nevin with “Star Captains” Bill Napper and Don Spain. These Volunteer Naturalists will use a laser pointer to help you experience the celestial happenings in the night sky. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program; Call (502) 955 - 8512

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Creatures Of The Night: Frogs And Toads

May 18, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Journey with Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program; Call (502) 955 - 8512

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Full “Flower” Moon Hike

May 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program; Call (502) 955 - 8512

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June 2018

Creatures Of The Night: Expedition Fireflies

June 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Journey with Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program; Call (502) 955 - 8512

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Star Stories And Sky Watch

June 16, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to see brilliant stars and constellations of spring through the telescopes graciously provided by LAS. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavilion. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program; Call (502) 955 - 8512

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Full “Strawberry” Moon Hike

June 28, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program; Call (502) 955 - 8512

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October 2018

Fall Star Stories & Sky Watch

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to observe the stars and constellations of fall. Telescopes graciously provided by LAS. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavilion. Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

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March 2019

Introduction to Wildlife Tracking

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come to Bernheim and learn about the fascinating world of wildlife tracking. Every time we step outside of our door, there are myriad stories to be told of the comings and goings of animals in the world, and one of the oldest human capacities is to read and interpret these stories. The art and science of tracking offers a holistic look into the happenings of the living world around us. Expert tracker and educator, Marcus Reynerson, will be facilitating the…

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April 2019

Before Bernheim: History of the Land and People

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Daniel Buxton, Vice President of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, for a presentation that includes mystery, murder, Civil War activity, Jesse and Frank James, and many other people and activities that existed on the land that is now Bernheim. He will follow history from the early colonial period to the 1920s, just before I.W. Bernheim purchased the property. Participants will also learn about family cemeteries and other historical landmarks still onsite. FREE EVENT* * $5 per car environmental impact…

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May 2019

Fe Fi Fo Run

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us as we race through the Forest Giants in a Giant Forest. The Fe Fi Fo Fun Run will consist of a 5K and 10K race, which will journey through all three Giants. Families and kids can participate in the Fun Run, which will visit one of the Giants. 5k: $35 10k: $45 Fun Run: $10

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July 2019

Summer Habitat Hike

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 7, 2019

Volunteer Naturalists are ready to lead young explorers and their families on a summer adventure through the Bernheim ecosystem! Discover plants, animals, and the amazing habitats they call home. Program geared toward ages 5-13, but all visitors welcome. Adults must accompany children. Strollers not recommended.     $10 per car recommended donation still applies for non-members. 

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Creatures of the Night: Insects and Spiders

July 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Our Creatures of the Night series provides opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed. Journey via van into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Led by Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists, each program includes some hiking through easy terrain. This month we'll be looking for insects and spiders, but expect to encounter other creatures of the night. Let’s be surprised! Bernheim members $10; non – members $12…

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Summer Habitat Hike

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 7, 2019

Volunteer Naturalists are ready to lead young explorers and their families on a summer adventure through the Bernheim ecosystem! Discover plants, animals, and the amazing habitats they call home. Program geared toward ages 5-13, but all visitors welcome. Adults must accompany children. Strollers not recommended.     $10 per car recommended donation still applies for non-members. 

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August 2019

Summer Habitat Hike

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 7, 2019

Volunteer Naturalists are ready to lead young explorers and their families on a summer adventure through the Bernheim ecosystem! Discover plants, animals, and the amazing habitats they call home. Program geared toward ages 5-13, but all visitors welcome. Adults must accompany children. Strollers not recommended.     $10 per car recommended donation still applies for non-members. 

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HOW DOES NATURE MOVE? Stop-motion Animation Workshop with Artist in Residence, Kathleen Lolley

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kathleen Lolley immersed in nature at Bernheim. Photo taken by Allan Day for Ruckus Louisville. Read the article about Kathleen and her Bernheim experience to date HERE. Join Bernheim’s 2019 Artist in Residence Kathleen Lolley and learn the art of stop-motion animation from one of the region’s best! This fun and informative workshop will start with a walk in the arboretum for observing nature’s movements and gathering of natural materials for art making. Pictured here is animation in process. Back in the studio,…

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Full “Grain” Moon Hike

August 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Part of Bernheim at Night, Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program by calling (502) 955-8512 or clicking on the button below. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather.…

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Creatures of the Night: Katydids and Crickets

August 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Photo credit: Herbert A. "Joe" Pase III, Texas Forest Service Experience sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed! Journey with Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. While the program includes a featured creature, participants are likely to see and hear many others. Bernheim members $10; non – members $12 Registration and payment due by 4…

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September 2019

Full “Harvest” Moon Hike

September 14 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Part of Bernheim at Night, Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program by calling (502) 955-8512 or clicking on the button below. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather.…

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Creatures of the Night: Screech Owls

September 20 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Photo by Kelly Vowels Summer is an opera, complete with throaty vocals, high pitched vibratos, and an expert cast of creatures, each playing its part in this ancient drama. Journey with Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. Bernheim members $10; non – members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior…

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Late Summer Star Stories and Sky Watch

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to see the brilliant stars and constellations of summer through the telescopes graciously provided by LAS. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavilion. Bernheim members $10; non-Members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to program by calling (502) 955-8512 or clicking on the button below. Space is limited. Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed.

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October 2019

Quarter Moon Hike

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Quarter Moon Hikes include a trek through Bernheim’s holly collection, around Olmsted Ponds to the Earth Measure sculpture, and into the Big Prairie. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12 Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program by calling (502) 955-8512 or clicking the button below. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather. Registration coming soon.

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Full “Falling Leaves” Moon Hike

October 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Part of Bernheim at Night, Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program by calling (502) 955-8512 or clicking on the button below. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather.…

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November 2019

Full “Frost Moon” Hike

November 12 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Part of Bernheim at Night, Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program by calling (502) 955-8512 or clicking on the button below. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather.…

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