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

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05/31/14 - 09/27/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

06/10/14 - 08/16/14

Lake Carlos State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Programs (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

08/01/14

Buffalo River State Park

Astronomy Night

08/01/14

Itasca State Park

Animals of the Night, Campfire

08/01/14

Interstate State Park

Winged Tigers: Evening Program

08/01/14

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight, Starbright, Stories and a Star Wheel

08/02/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Moth Night

08/03/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

What's up in the Sky Tonight? with Astro Bob

08/08/14

Whitewater State Park

Full Moon Night Hike

08/09/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Sturgeon Moon Hike

08/09/14

Whitewater State Park

Perseid Meteor Shower

08/09/14

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Moonlight Night Owl Walk

08/09/14

William O'Brien State Park

Star Party!

08/09/14

Zippel Bay State Park

6th Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Party

08/09/14

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Full Sturgeon Moon Hike

08/09/14

Fort Ridgely State Park

Shaping the North Star State

08/09/14

Lac Qui Parle State Park

Star Watch

08/09/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Moon Accessible Stroll

08/13/14

Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Night Sky of the Northwoods

08/16/14

Interstate State Park

Creatures of the Night BINGO!

08/22/14

Lake Shetek State Park

MN Star Watch with Mike Lynch

08/23/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Program

08/23/14

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight Starbright!

08/23/14

Camden State Park

MN Star Watch with Mike Lynch

08/29/14

Whitewater State Park

Campfire Stargazing

08/30/14

Minneopa State Park

Night Hike

09/01/14

Buffalo River State Park

Astronomy Night

09/06/14

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight Starbright!

09/08/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Harvest Moon Hike along Lake Superior

09/13/14

Rice Lake State Park

Night Hike

09/13/14

Fort Ridgely State Park

Moonlight Golf

09/27/14

Itasca State Park

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

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

11/06/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Moon Hike

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