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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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06/25/16

Itasca State Park: Meet in the classroom at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center

Itasca Wildlife Wonders- Return of the Trumpeter Swan, Evening Talk DATE CHANGE

06/25/16

Tettegouche State Park

Primitive Fire Starting Skills - Drop In

06/30/16

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

07/01/16

Jay Cooke State Park

Searching Through a Dark Park - Nighttime Geocaching

07/02/16

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fireflies! Bright Lights on Dark Nights

07/03/16

Sibley State Park

Star Spangled Skies

07/09/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

07/09/16

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Stargazing

07/09/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Stories in the Stars: Ojibwe Constellations

07/14/16

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

07/15/16

Sibley State Park

Night Lights: Firefly Watch Night Hike

07/21/16

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

07/22/16

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fireflies! Bright Lights on Dark Nights

07/22/16

Wild River State Park

Full Moon Paddle

07/23/16

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

07/28/16

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

07/30/16

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fireflies! Bright Lights on Dark Nights

08/06/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

08/11/16

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

08/12/16

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Night Sky of the Northwoods

08/13/16

Whitewater State Park

Perseid Meteor Shower

08/13/16

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

The Night Sky

08/13/16

Lake Bronson State Park

125 Night Hike in the Prairie

08/13/16

William O'Brien State Park

125th Parks Anniversary Special Program: Perseid Meteor Shower Party!

08/18/16

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

08/20/16

Whitewater State Park

Night Hike

08/25/16

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

09/03/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

09/08/16

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

09/15/16

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

09/16/16

Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Learn About your Night Vision

10/01/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

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