Dec
22
to Jan 6

Closed for Winter Break

The Louisville Nature Center’s Bird Blind and Educational Building will be closed from December 22nd to January 6th. We will reopen on Monday January 7, 2019 at 9am.

As always our trails and gardens are open from dawn to dusk.

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Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Tea with the Birds

Join the Louisville Nature Center in 

Audubon's 118th Christmas Bird Count.

On Saturday December 29th we will count, play games, learn about birds, do some arts and crafts and take a bird walk. 

Please Dress for the Weather

Warm refreshments will be provided. 

$8 for LNC members and volunteers

$10 for non-members


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Jan
2
to Jan 4

Winter Day Camps

Winter Day Camps

January 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9am - 4pm

Come take a walk in this Winter Wonderland. Discover the forest in the winter. Track animals in the snow, make arts and crafts and play games. 

$32 per day per child for Members

$40 per day per child for Non-Members

Before and after care from 8am-9am and 4pm-5pm $10 per child

Deadline to register is Friday December 28th

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Jan
2
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 educationcoordinator@louisvillenaturecenter.org to register.

$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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Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Nature Exploration Night

For National School Choice Week the Louisville Nature Center wants teachers, parents and students to know how important the outdoors is in the learning process.

Come share Nature with us.

Chili Dinner is included. Along with smores, trivia and a scavenger hunt.

Members — $12 each

Non-members — $15 each

Deadline to register is 1/22/19

Call 502-458-1328 for more information

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Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

LNC's Natural Playspace

LNC Plans for a Natural Playspace

Weds. Dec. 12th

10am-11am

Students from Louisville Male High School want to help children get in touch with nature and along with LNC will be planning, designing and creating a play area that is accessible to the community.

Free Forest School of Louisville, KY will be visiting the Louisville Nature Center for the presentation. Afterwards they will be exploring the bird blind, the turtle habitat and the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve.

Join us to find out more about the plans, share your input, and have your 0-6 year old participate in Free Forest School. (If you'll be bringing your child to participate, please click the link to complete the waiver online prior to attending: https://www.freeforestschool.org/waiver/

No registration required

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Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Holly & Ivy

Saturday December 8th

9am – 3pm

Make this old fashioned holiday event a tradition with your friends and family.

Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while making your own, wreaths, swags and table decorations from live greenery.

Ribbons, gloves and wire cutters are provided, but we appreciate you bringing your own tools if you have them.

Cost: LNC Members $20 wreaths, $15 swags and table decorations.

Cost: Non-members $25 wreaths, $20 swags and table decorations

 

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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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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

Non-members

$7 per person

Limited to 20 participates

Call 502-458-1328 to Register

Payment required at registration by 11/29/18

 

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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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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Owl Prowl

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Still spots in December 1st Owl Prowl

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

Non-members

$7 per person

Limited to 20 participates

Call 502-458-1328 to Register

Payment required at registration by 11/15/18

 

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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
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
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
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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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