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The CHS Miracle of Birth Center, a one-of-a-kind agricultural education exhibit, is the birthplace of nearly 200 calves, lambs, goats and piglets during the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair.

The CHS Miracle of Birth Center is the most popular free exhibit on the fairgrounds. It debuted in 2001 and moved to its current location just east of the Warner Coliseum in 2006. Fair guests have the opportunity to learn about animal agriculture production, veterinary science and the birthing process. The exhibit is staffed by veterinarians, members of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and FFA students. With live births and newborn farm animals, the exhibit highlights the importance of animals to our economy, health and quality of life.

Two flocks of hens take up residence in the Hen House exhibit showing modern housing designed for our egg-laying feathered friends. Discover more about how farmers use different egg production systems to produce safe and wholesome food, and see a backyard chicken coop up-close. If you’ve never seen a chicken lay an egg, this could be your chance!

The CHS Miracle of Birth Center is also home to the FFA Chapter House & Leadership Center, which offers expanded meeting and educational space.

Christensen Farms Stage, located just outside the center, is a family friendly stage with daily performances entertaining and educating fair guests about agriculture, including the Thank a Farmer Magic Show, showcases about FFA, demonstrations, story times, trivia contests and interactive games. For more details about the various performances on this stage, view a daily schedule or use the State Fair Fun Finder.


Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (3 p.m. on Labor Day); Located on the southeast corner of Judson Avenue and Clough Street. See a State Fair map. For a detailed schedule of events, use the State Fair Fun Finder.


The Minnesota State Fair Foundation 501(c)(3) invites you to support agricultural education and the most beloved free exhibit on the fairgrounds. Hundreds of contributors committed to agricultural education have stepped forward.

Learn more about the Foundation and how to support agricultural education at the State Fair!