lbl2GOLDEN POND, Ky. (5/10/14) — LBL has the following activities scheduled for May.

Laser Light Music Shows  begin Saturday, May 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m. at Golden Pond Planetarium in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

See laser shows every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 5:30 and 7 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. All seats are $7. Additional shows are Saturdays 8 p.m. June 7 and 21, July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16. Doors open 30 minutes before show times. Due to safety concerns, no one is admitted after the show begins. Discount and Fun Cards are not accepted for these special programs.

This season kicks off with Laser Zeppelin 5:30 .pm., Pink Floyd: The Wall 7 p.m., and Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 8 p.m., then a Star Party live viewing of the night sky, weather permitting, at the Golden Pond Observatory. Members of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers, host the Star Party astronomy programs, www.wkaa.net. Star Parties are free.

See laser lights synchronized to popular music ranging from country to pop. Featured artists include U2, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, The Beach Boys, Shania Twain, The Beatles and many more. The laser projector fills the 40-foot dome Planetarium with laser lights while bringing some of your favorite music to life.

Evening Planetarium shows and Star Parties at Land Between The Lakes will begin Saturday, May 31.

Shows are presented by Friends of Land Between The Lakes at the Golden Pond Planetarium located in the Golden Pond Visitor Center.

Additional shows are Saturdays 8 p.m. June 14 and 28, July 12 and 26, August 9, 23, and 30. Planetarium shows begin 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30pm. Due to safety concerns, no one is admitted after the show begins. Admission; ages 13 and up $5, ages 5-12 $3, and ages 4 and under are free. Evening programs begin with a theater presentation in the 40-foot dome Planetarium, then a Star Party live viewing of the night sky, weather permitting, through a 16-inch, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at the Golden Pond Observatory. Members of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers host the Star Party astronomy programs, www.wkaa.net.

 

Wildlife Celebration at Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between The Lakes will begin May 24-26 Saturday-Monday.

 

All programs are free with paid Nature Station admission; ages 13 and up $5, ages 5-12 $3, and ages 4 and under are free. Call to pre-register for a guided canoe or kayak trip at (270) 924-2020 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Daily canoe and kayak rentals will start Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more details, ask at the Nature Station front desk or call (270) 924-2299.

Weekend events include CSI Critter Scene Investigation-Solve a Nature Station Mystery-all weekend

Saturday, May 24

  • Scheduled appearances by Smokey Bear throughout the day

  • 11:30 a.m. - Build-A-Beaver

  • 1-3 p.m. - Crazy Quackers Craft

  • 1:30 p.m. - Meet a Gentle Giant: Alligator Snapping Turtle

  • 3 p.m. - New to the Neighborhood

  • 6-8:30 p.m. - Sunset Canoe Trip ($25/canoe, reservation and deposit required)

Sunday, May 25

  • 11 a.m. - Beasts of the Barrens

  • 1-3 p.m. - Animal Origami Craft

  • 1:30 p.m. - Queen of the Fishermen: The Bald Eagle

  • 3:30 p.m. - "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" Puppet Show

  • 6-8:30 p.m.   Sunset Family Canoe Trip ($25/canoe, reservation and deposit required)

Monday, May 26

  • 11 a.m. - Back From the Brink

  • 1-3 p.m. - Afternoon Kayak Trip ($20/kayak, reservation and deposit required)

Darrin Samborski, Environmental Education Specialist at Land Between The Lakes says, "Visitors can experience a variety of programs focusing on natural encounters with wildlife and habitat conservation. People will learn about animals that make this area their home."

Land Between The Lakes is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Nashville, Tenn. There are several options for overnight accommodations; camping is available in Land Between The Lakes, as well as at private campgrounds in the area. Lodging is also available at state resort parks, motels, and private resorts in the surrounding area.

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and more, or call (800) LBL-7077 or (270) 924-2000. Follow Land Between The Lakes on Twitter or @LandBtwnLakes.

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