Discover the Night Science Festival 

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Event Information

Dodge Nature Center – Shepard Farm Property

8946 70th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Vehicles can access Shepard Farm via a one-way road. Please enter from 70th Street S. and exit on Jamaica Ave. The paved lot offers ample parking for cars; please do not park in the school bus drop-off/pickup loop. Pedestrians can enter Shepard Farm from paved trails along 70th Street S. and Jamaica Ave.

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Explore the sights and sounds of the nature center at night! After the sun sets, join naturalists at our Shepard Farm Property in Cottage Grove for a festival of science. Activities for all ages include:

  • Bat Monitoring and Detection
  • Moth Discovery
  • Night Creature Touch, See, and Listen Table
  • Biofluorescence UV Walk
  • Stargazing

Bring your flashlight and sense of adventure—get ready to discover the night!

Learn more and get tickets here.


The dates for this event have passed. No future dates are available at this time.
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