DNR at the State Fair

Join us at the State Fair

man fly fishing by stream

August 24 - September 4, 2017

Wonderful Water

Come visit us at the State Fair DNR building and grounds. Explore the many ways water and Minnesota’s natural resources are important to us. Try out interactive nature and outdoor exhibits, see live animals and enjoy a variety of music and entertainment – all free!

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Things you can do at the State Fair DNR Park:

Come make new memories or start a family tradition. We look forward to your visit!


giant boot

What's new?

Take your photo in a giant hiking boot and learn how trees clean water (forestry wing), more fossils (theater), boulders to climb on (outside west lawn) and water connections (throughout).

outdoor stage band

What’s happening?

Check out the events calendar filled with a variety of foot tapping bands and engaging presentations on our three stages.

fish pond

Live Fish Cam

Get a live underwater view of over 40 species of fish in our outdoor fish pond.