Starry Night on the Farm

Saturday, September 19th, 6 p.m. - Sunday, September 20th, Noon

COVID-19 Update: As concern about the novel coronavirus grows, MSU Tollgate Farm remains focused on the health and well-being of its participants, volunteers and employees. In effect, Michigan State University has made the decision to cancel or postpone all youth activities until September 1st. There is nothing we love more than sharing the farm with each one of you. However, providing a safe place for social, emotional, and physical growth is paramount for all our programming. The MSU Tollgate team is in full support of the decision to keep our youth and communities safe. This news means we will be cancelling or postponing all our summer activities including Starry Night.  This event has been rescheduled from June.

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 248-347-0269 ext. 227 if you have questions about available group discounts. 
Bring your own tent or we have some tents are available to borrow.
Call 248-347-0269 ext. 227 or email koehle43@anr.msu.edu for more information.

Register online here!

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Call 248-347-0269 ext. 227 or email koehle43@anr.msu.edu for more information.