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    February 7 - Candlelight Ski event postponed to
    February 28

    The Regional Science Center and Buffalo River State Park Candlelight Ski night scheduled for February 7 has been postponed due to icy trail conditions. The February 28 event will be held unless conditions do not improve. The decision to cancel or proceed will be made on Wednesday, Feb 25.


    The Science Center will again co-host a candlelight ski event with Buffalo River State Park.  The event will be held on February 7 from 6-9pm.  Cost is free although a DNR ski pass is required. 


    This is a magical event you will never forget! Ski and snoweshoe trails will be lit with lanterns or luminaries. Drop in any time during the event to go whatever distance is comfortable for you. Afterward, warm up with refreshments by a crackling fire.

    People of all ages and abilities are welcome to enjoy the candlelit trails. The trail is 1 1/4 miles and suitable for beginner-level skiers and snowshoers.

    Call the state park at 218-498-2124 for information about equipment rental or checkout.Participants over the age of 16 who will be on skis will need a Minnesota Ski Pass.
    You can purchase a day pass at the park office for $6 or an annual pass for $20. Hikers and snowshoers do not need a ski pass.


    Buffalo River Trail Run

    The Buffalo River Trail Run will be on National Trails Day -- Saturday, June 6, 2015 | More information to come.       


    Astronomy Nights


    Astronomy nights are sponsored by the Regional Science Center, the MSUM Physics and Astronomy Department and the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club. Their primary purpose is to observe the sky. Visitors view the sky with the naked eye, binoculars, small telescopes and the Paul Feder Observatory's sixteen inch telescope.  Astronomy nights are held at the Regional Science Center's Buffalo River Site.  DAtes for 2015 astronomy nights will be announced in early spring of 2015.



    From Moorhead, go 14 miles east on U. S. Highway 10 and follow the signs to the Science Center and Buffalo River State Park.