Firefly Viewing Nights

Fireflies in Spring Peeper Meadow

Experience the magic of summer nights at the Arb with hundreds of fireflies flashing through the sky. Bring your family and friends to marvel at the wonder of these glowing winged beetles (also known as lightning bugs).

Begin your firefly viewing experience by gathering in the Sensory Garden Parking Lot to learn about these special creatures from Minnesota Master Naturalists and to plan your hike for the evening.

Pick from four options for firefly viewing hikes throughout our grounds. We’ll note which route offers the best viewing each night. 

Wildflower Garden (1/2 mile)

Bog Walk (1 mile)

Three-Mile Walk (2.25 miles)

Farm Trail (2 miles)

Time permitting, guests may take more than one route.

Date and Time

8-10:30 p.m. July 7-9


Sensory Garden


$5 for members and children 15 and younger
$20 for non-members