Enjoying the cooler temperatures? There are many, fun recreational opportunities at Audubon State Park, Museum & Nature Center this coming weekend.
Thursday, July 25
6:00 PM Fishing Fun – Join us for a fun evening of fishing on the lake. We provide the equipment. All you need to bring is a smile and a little bit of luck. Where? Meet at Boat Dock. How Long? 1 ½ hours. Who? All, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and older must have a valid Kentucky fishing license to fish.
Friday, July 26
3:00 PM Sand Art – It’s lots of fun to ‘paint’ a picture with colorful sand. We have some really cool pictures to choose from in our Campground Activity supplies. Where? Campground Shelter. How Long? 45 minutes. Who? Ages 5 and up.
Saturday, July 27
10:00 AM Forestry for Fun – Trees and bushes are all around us, especially here in John James Audubon State Park! Let’s spend a morning learning more about our ‘Earth Partners’…..plants that replenish the oxygen in our air and provide many animals, including us, with a home. Be prepared to be amazed!! Where? Campground Shelter How Long? 2 hours Who? People over age 7 will get the most out of this program.
2:00 PM Pioneer Toy Making - Keep cool under the Campground Shelter while you have fun making a toy that kept pioneer children happy. Girls and boys loved making their Corn Husk Dolls, and you can make one too. Where? Campground Shelter. How Long? 1 hour. Ages? All
4:00 PM Hop! Slither! & Crawl! – Let’s look at the differences between the reptiles and amphibians in Audubon’s Nature Preserve. We’ll have live turtles, frogs, toads and snakes to show you how to determine a reptile from an amphibian and to help you learn about their habits and habitats.
6:00 PM Ice Cream in a Bag – I scream! You scream! We all scream for Ice Cream! You will make your favorite flavor in a most unusual way and get to enjoy it right away. Where? Campground Shelter. How Long? 1 hour. Who? All.
August Calendar of Events
“Little Rembrandts” – Ages 3-5
August 2 ~ “Me, Myself & I”
The Summer Series of Little Rembrandts will meet monthly from 10:30-11:30, with a variety of themes. Always Dress for a mess and discover the world of Art with Miss Kim. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: $5 Contact: Miss Kim, email@example.com (270) 827-1893
“Shutterbug” Photography Exhibit
Exhibit dates: present-August 18 Audubon Museum Open daily 10:00-5:00
John James Audubon Museum presents the annual “Shutterbug” juried photography exhibition June 27-August 18. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating 75 years at Audubon State Park. The theme has a broad range from nature, campground activities, museum courtyard gardens, or trails. The beauty of Audubon is endless. It will showcase color film, black & white and digital nature works by regional and local photographers. Awards given for Best of Show; First, Second and Third Place. The show is juried and will be sponsored by the Friends of Audubon and the John James Audubon Museum.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew, Museum (270) 827-1893
FREE to the public
Weekly Campground and Park Programs
Friday, May 24 – Monday, Sept. 3 Audubon Campground
Visitors are invited to participate in arts, crafts, and activities focused on entertainment, recreation, and education between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Activities vary by age and change weekly.
Staff Contact: Main Office at 270-826-2247
Mr. B’s Monday Night Golf Scramble
Every Monday night from April 29 – Labor Day, Sept. 2 5 p.m. (sign up by 4:30 pm) Audubon Golf Course
Two person scramble, Teams needs a combined handicap of at least 18. Sign up by calling the Audubon Pro Shop for this 9-hole scramble.
Staff Contact: Audubon Golf Store Pro Shop at 270-826-5546
Cost: $20 entry fee includes regular greens fees, cart and prize fee.
Mr. B’s Friday Senior Scramble
Fridays from April 12 – Sept. 27 9 a.m. (sign up by 8:30 am) Audubon Golf Course
This two or three person scramble is open to all golfers 55 and over with golfers 60 and over hitting from the senior tees. Sign up at the Audubon Pro Shop for this 18-hole scramble.
Staff Contact: Audubon Pro Shop at 270-826-5546
Cost: $28.50 includes cart, registration, and prize fee.
J Buck’s Thursday Night Scramble
Thursdays through Sept. 26 5:30 pm (sign up by 5pm) Audubon Golf Course
“A” Players will draw for teams. This 9-hole scramble is open to all golfers with women and seniors hitting from designated tees. Sign up at the Audubon Pro Shop for this scramble.
Staff Contact: Audubon Pro Shop at 270-826-5546
Cost: $20. Includes cart, registration, green fees, putt off and prize fee.
Adult Artists Retreat
Friday, August 16 JJA Museum Exhibit room
Beginning to advanced artists, are invited to participate in the all day Artist Retreats monthly from 9:00-3:00pm. Bring your own artwork and supplies. Lunch will be potluck. Special speakers and noon programs will vary monthly. Pre-registration is required.
Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett Audubon Museum (270) 827-1893 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Vendetta: The Hatfield-McCoy Feud
Presented by John Tierney
Saturday, August 31 7:30 p.m. Audubon Campground Shelter
Arguably, the most famous and bitter family feud, waged between the Kentucky McCoys and the West Virginia Hatfields, spurred deep disputes in the late 1800s between these two states before eventually going before the Supreme Court. This demonstration of family and regional pride led to losses on both sides. Transport yourself to post-Civil War Appalachia with John Tierney.
Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at 270-826-2247 or email@example.com