MSU Tollgate Starry Night on the Farm Family Overnight 2020

Friday, June 12, 6 p.m. - Saturday, June 13, Noon

For children ages 6 - 13 with parent or guardian*
Cost: $45 per adult, $40 per child
Group discount available for groups of 10 or more who register at the same time. Please contact with questions regarding group registration of 10 or more. 
Preregistration required

Starry Night on the Farm combines adventure and learning for a fun family overnight. What better way to celebrate summer'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 for more information.
If you find you need to cancel, we ask that you please do so before May 12.
For cancellations from May 12 to June 1, there is a $25 cancellation fee per person. No refunds after June 1st.

Registration for 2020 MSU Tollgate Starry Night on the Farm is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 11, 2020.

There are 50 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

Questons? Contact Ellen Koehler at or 248-347-0269 ext. 227.