Minnesota nightlife

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 have special events scheduled after dusk. 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.

Interested in what's happening in the night sky? Check out our free, 90-minute Universe in the Parks programs. We'll bring the telescopes.


Events

05/31/14 - 09/27/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

09/19/14

Itasca State Park

Common Campground Critters, Evening Talk

09/24/14

Tettegouche State Park

Primitive Fire Starting Skills

09/26/14

Itasca State Park

Fisher, Otter, Mink and More, Evening Talk

09/27/14

Itasca State Park

7th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival: Lantern Lit Night Hike and Activities

09/27/14

Fort Ridgely State Park

Star Gazing with Mike Lynch

10/03/14

Buffalo River State Park

Astronomy Night

10/05/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Near Full Moon Accessible Stroll

10/10/14

Afton State Park

Owl Walk by Moonlight

10/18/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Legends of the Night Sky

11/06/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Moon Hike

12/13/14

Whitewater State Park

Cold Nights and Streaking Lights

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