Starry Night on the Farm

Friday, June 10th, 6 p.m. - Saturday, June 11th, Noon 2022

We look forward to hosting the MSU Tollgate Farm Starry Night in June 2022. 


Starry Night on the Farm combines adventure and learning for a fun family overnight. What better way to celebrate fall's arrival than to join us at MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center for an exciting outdoor overnight learning experience? This family-oriented visit will give you a rare glimpse into what goes on after sundown on the farm. Come explore the night sky and the importance of agriculture and the sun in our daily lives. 

Arrive Friday evening after dinner to enjoy an evening wagon ride, investigate the nighttime woods, and visit our animal friends. Explore the science of the summer solstice and the night sky with the Oakland Astronomy Club. Enjoy astronomy investigations, solar system games on the hill, and s'mores around the campfire before settling down for the night. Depending on weather, we'll camp outdoors or in the historic 1850s barn before waking to a farm fresh breakfast and morning animal chores. Leave with warm memories and new friends.

Cost: $45 per adult, $40 per child
6 - 13 year olds with parent or guardian*
* 5 year olds welcome with parental discretion - evening goes late
 Please call regarding group discounts for groups of 10 or more who register at the same time.  
Bring your own tent or we have some tents are available to borrow.
Call 248-701-9956, or email for more information.

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Call 248-701-9956 or email for more information.

We are planning for in-person programs in 2022. We will continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on programs, and decisions will be based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, recommendations/guidelines from MSU, the State of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local Health Department guidance. You will be contacted regarding any changes or updates through the email you use to register.