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Bat Festival



Great Lakes








14th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival 
September 26, 2015 
10 am to 5 pm

Cranbrook Institute of Science 
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


September 25, 2015
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Engage with bat scientists and conservation writers on the latest in bat conservation

The annual festival celebrates the unique role of bats in the Great Lakes ecosystem as insect eaters, while dispelling myths and misinformation that generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitats around the world. The goal of the festival is to teach people about the fascinating world of bats and inspire people to protect the environment. Spend your Saturday at this family-friendly event and learn more about these amazing creatures. 






The festival features activities for children, families, educators and conservation professionals. Presentations, speakers, live animals, hands-on activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits provide a full day of fun and environmental education.

A few of the exciting activities and displays include:

  • Live animal programs every half hour
  • Expert speakers and lectures
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • Build a Bat House
  • Take a Bat Walk--held throughout the day
  • Explore the Night of a Bat through writing with 826 Michigan
  • Understand the Engineering of Bat Habitats
  • Be an "Animal Keeper"
  • Experience Echolocation
  • Discover the Physics of Flight with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Be a "Bat Scientist"
  • Explore a Cave

Interested in volunteering? Contact Amanda at

Summary of Previous Festivals:

2013 Southfield Pavilion

2012 Southfield Pavilion

Photos from 2012

2011 Cranbrook Institute of Science

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