Take a personal, behind-the-scenes tour with a bat expert at the Bat Zone, located on the campus of the Cranbook Institute of Science. Experience bats in flight, flying squirrels, owls, a two-toed sloth and skunks, as well as the largest species of bat in the world! Come face to face with an entire colony of Vampire bats and learn amazing facts about these unique, nighttime animals as you explore our wildlife sanctuary.
Bat Zone tours are available Saturdays at 12:30 and 2:30 pm and Sundays at 1:30 and 2:30 pm and daily during the summer. Tickets are available at the Cranbrook Institute of Science front desk. School and group visits can be scheduled by calling Cranbrook Institute of Science at 248-645-3210.
About the Organization for Bat Conservation:
Our mission has always been to educate people about bats and inspire them to become actively involved in conservation. We were founded in 1992 in Michigan with a small team offering live bat programs to schools, nature centers and museums. Founder Rob Mies remains Executive Director of the organization and has been featured on national television shows, has spoken at leading conferences and has written many books on the subject. We began operating the Bat Zone at Cranbrook Institute of Science in 2002. In September 2014 we launched the national ‘Save the Bats’ campaign to mobilize millions of Americans to become even more involved in bat conservation.
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