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Beat the heat with Bernheim programs in July

Clermont, KY –  Bernheim is offering several programs to take advantage of the cool night air and soft morning light this July. Join Bernheim for any number of hikes, as well as other opportunities to get out in nature.

Although the Visitor Center remains closed, there are restrooms available. Isaac’s Café’s new “Café To Go Window” is open with limited hours. Please check Bernheim.org for updates. Events and programming for all ages in July are listed below:

Bernheim at Night

Bernheim at Night programs provide ample opportunities to marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and be awed by the vastness of space. Something new yet ancient appears in the heavens and on earth with each turn of the season. 

Laser Guided Star Tour: Explore the Heavens

Join Bernheim on Friday, July 9, from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. for a Laser Guided Star Tour. 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.

Full “Thunder Moon” Hike

Join Bernheim on Friday, July 23, from 9 – 11 p.m. for a Full “Thunder Moon” Hike, which includes a walk around Lake Nevin Loop with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections.

All Bernheim at Night programs are intended for ages 8 and up, and cost $10 for Bernheim members and $12 for non-members. Groups meet at the Garden Pavilion unless otherwise noted in the event description. Registration and payment are required by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the program. Call (502) 955-8512 to reserve a spot or visit Bernheim.org. Space is limited for events, and pets are not allowed.

Mid-Week Nature Walk 

Join Bernheim on Wednesday, July 14, 21, and 28, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. for a Mid-Week Nature Walk.

Summer mornings are often the coolest part of the day, and Bernheim is extra lovely in the softer morning light. These hikes are led by Bernheim staff and Volunteer Naturalists each Wednesday, beginning July 14 through September 8.

All Mid-Week Nature Walks cost $7 for members and $10 for non-members.  Registration and payment are required by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the program. Call (502) 955-8512 to reserve a spot or visit Bernheim.org. Space is limited for events, and pets are not allowed.

First Saturday Nature Hike 

Join Bernheim Naturalists for this family-friendly 45-60 minute nature hike on the first Saturday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m. Each Saturday will feature a new hike to a different place for exploration, adventure, and a little bit of learning. 

No pets are allowed. The cost is $5 per person for members and non-members, regardless of age. Please register by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org.

First Sunday Nature Hike

Join a Volunteer Naturalist for an engaging nature hike on the first Sunday of each month from 2 – 3:30 p.m. There is no fee, but registration is required by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org.

These hikes are longer than our First Saturday Hikes and are aimed primarily at adults, but children 6 years and up are welcome. No pets are allowed. Masks and social distancing are required.

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