Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Happy Halloween Hikes

Participate in crafts, meet and greet some of our resident critters and take a friendly Halloween hike along the Red Maple Trail. These guided hikes are a perfect alternative to traditional Halloween scariness. 

$7 a person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Registration required by Thursday October 18

Call Louisville Nature Center at 502-458-1328 to register.

 

 

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Happy Halloween Hikes

Participate in crafts, meet and greet some of our resident critters and take a friendly Halloween hike along the Red Maple Trail. These guided hikes are a perfect alternative to traditional Halloween scariness. 

$7 a person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Registration required by Friday October 19

Call Louisville Nature Center at 502-458-1328 to register.

 

 

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Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Happy Halloween Hikes

Participate in crafts, meet and greet some of our resident critters and take a friendly Halloween hike along the Red Maple Trail. These guided hikes are a perfect alternative to traditional Halloween scariness. 

$7 a person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Registration required by Thursday October 25

Call Louisville Nature Center at 502-458-1328 to register.

 

 

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Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

BUGS!!!

We are totally buggin' at the Louisville Nature Center. COme and learn about bugs with us. We'll make bug crafts, explore bug homes, see bugs in action and take a bug hike!

Activities are directed for kids ages 8 - 10 yrs old, but families are welcomed to join this program with their younger children.

$7 per person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Contact the Louisville Nature Center at educationcoordinator@louisvillenaturecenter.org or call 502-458-1328 for more information or to register.

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Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Halloween Hikes

Participate in crafts, meet and greet some of our resident critters and take a friendly Halloween hike along the Red Maple Trail. These guided hikes are a perfect alternative to traditional Halloween scariness. 

$7 a person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Registration required by Friday October 26

Call Louisville Nature Center at 502-458-1328 to register.

 

 

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Tree Giveaway

FREE TREE Giveaway

Monday, Oct. 29, from 10-6.

LNC is giving away free trees! Trees will be given away to Jefferson County residents on a first-come, first served basis--no trees will be reserved.

Trees include:

sugar maple

yellowwood

river birch

hop hornbeam

redbud

Kentucky coffee tree

eastern red cedar

black gum

bur oak

Max. 5 trees per person.

LNC is located at 3745 Illinois Ave., Louisville, KY 40213. No delivery will be available, tree must be picked up in person. For more information call 458-1328. This tree give-away is sponsored by Louisville MSD.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Nov
5
8:00 AM08:00

Out of School Day Camp

Parents rest assured that your children will get a healthy dose of Vitamin N (N for Nature) while they are out of school. Pack their lunch and let them play nature games, hike through the preserve, make arts and crafts and meet the critters who live at the Louisville Nature Center. 

Space is limited so register today!!!!

$40 for the day per child

for ages 6 - 10

Call 502-458-1328 or go to the camps page on our website and register

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Nov
6
8:00 AM08:00

Out of School Day Camp

Parents rest assured that your children will get a healthy dose of Vitamin N (N for Nature) while they are out of school. Pack their lunch and let them play nature games, hike through the preserve, make arts and crafts and meet the critters who live at the Louisville Nature Center. 

Space is limited so register today!!!!

$40 for the day per child

for ages 6 - 10

Call 502-458-1328 or go to the camps page on our website and register

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Parent's Night Out

Parents, you deserve an evening to yourself...without the kids. Drop them off at the Louisville Nature Center and your kids will enjoy nature activities, games, pizza and fun times with friends. We'll even take a close look at our resident critters!!!!

For ages 6 - 12

Members $15

Non-Members $20

Registration required by 4pm Weds. before event

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

All About Animal Habitats

Let's Learn about some of the animals that live in the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. We'll hike and explore the forest, do arts and crafts and discover what makes up an animal habitat. 

Activities are directed for kids ages 9 - 11 yrs old, but families are welcomed to join this program with their younger children.

$7  per person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Contact the Louisville Nature Center at educationcoordinator@louisvillenaturecenter.org or call us at 502-458-1328 for more information or to register

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Owl Prowl

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Join Chris Bidwell & Susan Wilson at the Nature Center for an Owl Prowl.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Recommended for ages 6 & up.

Dress for the weather.

 LNC member or volunteers

$5 per person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Non-members

$7 per person or $28 for families of 4 or more

Limited to 20 participates

Call 502-458-1328 to Register

Payment required at registration by 11/15/18

 

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Trekking Around Trees

Get to know the parts of trees, the different kinds of trees and what we get from trees. We'll do bark rubbings and take a tree hike and identify some of the trees that grow here.

Activities are directed for kids ages 11 - 13 years old, but families are welcomed to join this program with their younger children

Contact the Louisville Nature Center at educationcoordinator@louisvillenaturecenter.org or call us at 502-458-1328 for more information or to register.

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Owl Prowl

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Join Chris Bidwell & Susan Wilson at the Nature Center for an Owl Prowl.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Recommended for ages 6 & up.

Dress for the weather.

 LNC member or volunteers

$5 per person or $20 for families of 4 or more

Non-members

$7 per person or $28 for families of 4 or more

Limited to 20 participates

Call 502-458-1328 to Register

Payment required at registration by 11/15/18

 

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Parent's Night Out

Parents, you deserve an evening to yourself...without the kids. Drop them off at the Louisville Nature Center and your kids will enjoy nature activities, games, pizza and fun times with friends. We'll even take a close look at our resident critters!!!!

For ages 6 - 12

Members $15

Non-Members $20

Registration required by 4pm Weds. before event

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Oct
9
8:00 AM08:00

Out of School Day Camp

Parents rest assured that your children will get a healthy dose of Vitamin N (N for Nature) while they are out of school. Pack their lunch and let them play nature games, hike through the preserve, make arts and crafts and meet the critters who live at the Louisville Nature Center. 

Space is limited so register today!!!!

$40 for the day per child

for ages 6 - 10

Call 502-458-1328 or go to the camps page on our website and register

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Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Birds, Brews and BBQ

Come out to support the Louisville Nature Center at our annual Birds, Brews, and BBQ FUNdraiser - this year in a new location at the neighboring German American Club. Music by the River Rounders, food from Common Table, libations, games (including Spin FOR the Bottle!), and Silent Auction.

Ticket price includes dinner catered by the Common Table (including vegetarian options.) Cash bar.

DJ Bones will be spinning vintage vinyl, followed by bluegrass music from The River Rounders.

Activities include games (including Spin FOR the Bottle!), live animals presentations, and Silent Auction. 

Event is from 6-9 PM. VIPs (Very Important Parent) can drop their children off at the LNC at 6:00.

Purchase tickets here   https://louisvilletickets.com/events/birds-brews-and-bbq

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Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Parent's Night Out

Parents, you deserve an evening to yourself...without the kids. Drop them off at the Louisville Nature Center and your kids will enjoy nature activities, games, pizza and fun times with friends. We'll even take a close look at our resident critters!!!!

For ages 6 - 12

Members $15

Non-Members $20

Registration required by 4pm Weds. before event

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Class

2 year CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Class

Approximate class length is 5 hours

You can also schedule a class to be done at your location. Contact Tank Percentie at 502-458-1328 for more information.

$70 for members

$80 for non-members

for ages 12+

Registration and prepayment is required

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose, Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship but the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fee needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Class

2 year CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Class

Approximate class length is 5 hours

You can also schedule a class to be done at your location. Contact Tank Percentie at 502-458-1328 for more information.

$70 for members

$80 for non-members

for ages 12+

Registration and prepayment is required

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose, Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship but the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fee needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Parent's Night Out

Parents, you deserve an evening to yourself...without the kids. Drop them off at the Louisville Nature Center and your kids will enjoy nature activities, games, pizza and fun times with friends. We'll even take a close look at our resident critters!!!!

For ages 6 - 12

Members $15

Non-Members $20

Registration required by 4pm Weds. before event

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Saturdays are WILD

Give your preschooler a "WILD Start" by participating in the Louisville Nature Center's Saturdays are WILD program. You and your preschooler will participate in hands on developmentally appropriate activities that ignite creativity and play. 

$7 per child

Call 502-458-1328 to register or for any questions.

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Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Class

2 year CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Class

Approximate class length is 5 hours

You can also schedule a class to be done at your location. Contact Tank Percentie at 502-458-1328 for more information.

$70 for members

$80 for non-members

for ages 12+

Registration and prepayment is required

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose, Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship but the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fee needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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Aug
6
to Aug 10

Nature Adventure Camp

One more week of camp before School!!!

Campers will have an adventurous week exploring the Beargrass State Nature Preserve and learning about the animals that call this place home. We’ll take a look at how animals move, what they eat and what makes a good habitat. Each camper will get to take home their very own fish from the LNC fish tank. We will  provide 2 snacks for camp so don’t forget to bring your lunch.

$176.00 for members

$220 for non-members

Ages 6—12

Sign up by going to the Programs and Events page then to Summer Camps

 

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Jul
30
to Aug 3

Young Explorers Camp #2

Who lives in the woods? We’ll explore the trails and gardens as we look for animals, flowers and bugs that live in the woods and enjoy related games and crafts. After lunch we will enter our own fantasy world of fairies, dragons, and other mythical creatures. Half-day option available

This camp is FULL

 

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Jul
29
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditation

LNC is now introducing our Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditations!

Join us on Sunday, July 15th and 29th at 7 am for an early morning invocation of the Earth. A guided meditation will take place where you can wake up your senses by connecting and centering yourself to the Earth. We will wander through the sensory garden, relax in the bird blind, meditate in the amphitheatre, and go on a walking meditation on the Red Maple Trail. A great event for people of all ages and mental and physical abilities! Feel free to bring notebooks or drawing pads.

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

Phenomenal Forest

Let's spend the morning investigating the wildlife who live here at the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. After lunch let your child's minds go wild as they  experiment with the elements and learn how science and curiosity works together to answer the wackiest of questions. 

 

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

Trackem Smackem #2

Campers will be keeping track of native wildlife at the Louisville Nature Center and in the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Have lunch at the Louisville Tennis Center and then have a "smackem" good time hitting balls over the nets, learning new tennis skills and improving your swing

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Jul
16
to Jul 20

Wild About the Arts #2

Let your child be led by nature. Art and nature will be explored by engaging in hands on projects using a variety of natural materials then unpack your lunch and get ready for the afternoon. Shine Studio is joining us again offering music, movement, yoga, drumming and hooping. Have fun inside and outside.

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Jul
15
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditation

LNC is now introducing our Summer Sunday Sunrise Meditations!

Join us on Sunday, July 15th and 29th at 7 am for an early morning invocation of the Earth. A guided meditation will take place where you can wake up your senses by connecting and centering yourself to the Earth. We will wander through the sensory garden, relax in the bird blind, meditate in the amphitheatre, and go on a walking meditation on the Red Maple Trail. A great event for people of all ages and mental and physical abilities! Feel free to bring notebooks or drawing pads.

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Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Story Walk

Louisville Nature Center invites you to our Story Walks. 

The walks are a self directed activity and a wonderful way for families to get a little exercise while reading excellent children's literature.

The walks are from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

No Reservation required come at a convenient time for your family. 

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Jul
9
to Jul 13

Wild About the Arts #1

Let your child be led by nature. Art and nature will be explored by engaging in hands on projects using a variety of natural materials then unpack your lunch and get ready for the afternoon. Shine Studio is joining us again offering music, movement, yoga, drumming and hooping. Have fun inside and outside

This Camp is FULL

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Jul
2
to Jul 6

Summer Adventure Days

Are you looking for a short summer program to spark the creativity of your child? Bring your family or group and join us at the Louisville Nature Center for a Forest Exploration Hike, Critter Meet & Greet, and Arts & Crafts. Afterwards, we'll have lunch provided by the Summer Food Program.

Monday July 2nd 10am-12noon

Tuesday July 3rd 10am-12noon

Friday July 6th 10am-12noon

***Hikes will begin promptly at 10 am***

Pre-registration is required. $10 per child (ages 3+). There is no charge for parents/chaperones.

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Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Things Camp

$176.00 for members

       220.00 for non-members

Let's spend the morning investigating the wildlife who live here at the Beargrass State Nature Preserve. After lunch we will learn about how bugs and rocks are connected.

 

 

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Jun
25
to Jun 29

Trackem Smackem #1

$176.00 for Members

$220.00 for Non-members

 Campers will be keeping track of

native wildlife at the Louisville Nature Center and in the

Beargrass Creek State Nature

Preserve. Have lunch at the

Louisville Tennis Center and then have a "smackem" good time hitting balls over the nets,

learning new tennis skills and

improving your swing.

 

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

Young Explorers Camp Session 3

9am-4pm

Ages 4-6

1/2 day option available

 

Who lives in the woods? We'll explore the trails and gardens as we look for animals, flowers and bugs that live in the woods and enjoy related games and crafts. After lunch we will enter our own fantasy world of fairies, dragons, and other mythical creatures.

Call 502-458-1328 for more information or go to our website

at www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

Members $176.00 full day / $100.00 half day

 Non-Members $220.00 full day/ $125.00 half day

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

Magical Nature

Magical Nature Camp

At the Louisville Nature Center

June 11-15

9am-4 pm   

Ages 8-12

max 22

Welcome to "Bogwarts School for Nature Wizards" where you will uncover the magic of nature in the Beargrass Creek State Nature

Preserve. This camp is based loosely on the Harry Potter books. Play Quidditch and learn about potions, herbology, magical creatures and more!

 

$176 members $220 non members

               502-458-1328

  www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

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