Land Between the Lakes , Ky./Tenn. – June 28, 2018 – Animals from around the world show up for Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station on July 14,10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Land Between the Lakes.

Get up-close and learn more about our cool critters and the places they call home. Touch a tarantula, visit domestic animals in a petting zoo, and attend live animal programs throughout the day.

“Cool Critters Day is an opportunity for children of all ages to talk with scientists and naturalists that study these local and exotic animals, and get up-close learning experiences with the critters.”, says Shannon Brockway, naturalist at Woodlands Nature Station. “Touch a tarantula, talk with a tortoise, and attend one of the many live animal programs going on that day, there will be something fun for everyone.”

Kid’s games, crafts, visits from Smokey Bear and other animal-inspired activities will also be featured throughout the day. See the complete schedule on our flyer at .

Program highlights include:

  • 11am, 1pm, 3pm | Cool Critters of the World by Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth – Kid friendly live animal programs with a Eurasian Eagle Owl, Sulcata Tortoise, and more
  • 11am-3pm | Molly’s Ark Mobile Petting Zoo – visit with a variety of domestic animals including goats, sheep, and bunnies
  • 12pm | Animals of South America by Nashville Zoo – See a few of the amazing mammals and colorful birds of South America up-close

Throughout the day you will also be able to check out live, native reptiles with Murray State’s Herpetological Society, cool fish with Murray State Hancock Biological Station, the University of Kentucky’s Insect Road Show and more!

Admission is $5 per person, ages 4 and under are free. All programs included with admission. On-site food vendors offer lunch and beverages.

Thank you to our sponsors Murray State University’s Hancock Biological Station, Lakeland Animal Hospital of Benton, The Murray Bank, Prizer Point Marina, Murray Animal Hospital, Trigg County Veterinary Clinic, and Taylor Family Dental for making this event possible.

Find the Land Between The Lakes Calendar online at