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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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William O'Brien State Park

Winter Stories and Night Sky Telescope Viewing!


Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Snowshoeing to the Stars


Sibley State Park

March Full Moon Walk


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


Gooseberry Falls State Park

Stories in the Stars: Ojibwe Constellations

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