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Nighttime events

Campfire at a Minnesota state park

Sure, you could just go to sleep at night, but when you're out in a Minnesota state park there's so much more to do after dark!

Lots of parks schedule special events after dusk, so you can learn about moths, bats, owls and other nocturnal critters, take a moonlight walk or paddle, or just relax with music and storytelling around a campfire.

Find a program below, or if you're looking for a stargazing program with telescopes, check out a Universe in the Parks program.

Events Calendar

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Sibley State Park

April Full Moon Walk


Fort Snelling State Park

Invasive Species Spotlight: Garlic Mustard


Sibley State Park

May Full Moon Walk


Interstate State Park

Seed Starters for Pollinators...And Your Mom


William O'Brien State Park

Constellation Star Wheels!


William O'Brien State Park

A Starry Starry Night!


Gooseberry Falls State Park

Stories in the Stars: Ojibwe Constellations


Interstate State Park

Little Explorers: N is for Night Sky

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