Bats

Summer Bat Walks

Date: 
June 24, 2016 - 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join us on Friday nights all summer long as we look for bats on the beautiful grounds of Cranbrook. Watch bats dip and dive over ponds, see bats fly through the sky and listen to echolocation with sophisticated bat detectors.

Tickets are available at the Cranbrook Institute of Science front desk for $5 ($4 Institute Members) plus museum admission.

Summer Bat Walks

Date: 
June 17, 2016 - 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join us on Friday nights all summer long as we look for bats on the beautiful grounds of Cranbrook. Watch bats dip and dive over ponds, see bats fly through the sky and listen to echolocation with sophisticated bat detectors.

Tickets are available at the Cranbrook Institute of Science front desk for $5 ($4 Institute Members) plus museum admission.

BATS: Superheroes of the Night UPDATE

Date: 
February 11, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

The superheroes of the night when the Malayan Flying Foxes move into the BATS: Superheroes of the Night exhibition in early February. The Malayan Flying Fox is the largest species of bat in the world, weighing around 2 pounds and boasting 5-6 foot wingspans. Other changes to the exhibition include the chance to meet the robot bat, study a model of a bat skeleton as big as a human, and get a close up look at specimens of bats from around the world. At 5000-square-foot bat immersion unlike any offered at the Institute of Science ever before.

Members' Only Special Lecture

Date: 
February 14, 2016 - 9:15am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

A continental breakfast will be served at 9:15am
The lecture will begin promptly at 10:00am

Lecture: Bats vs. Batman: Bat Truths and Myths
Bats, mysterious and to some, scary, have captured human imagination for centuries. Appearing in myths, legends and pop culture, bats have been depicted as dangerous, blood-sucking creatures as well as good luck charms. Even today, bats continue to appear in movies and TV shows. What makes bats so captivating? And what's the truth about bats?

World Record for Most Bat Houses Built in a Day!

Date: 
October 31, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join us this Halloween and be part of a World Record for Most Bat Houses Built in a Day! Build a bat house and visit the live bat exhibit BATS: Superheroes of the Night on October 31, 2015. Space is limited! Register today.

Members' Only Event

Date: 
September 24, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Enjoy a private, in-depth look at our newest exhibition, BATS: Superheroes of the Night. Live animals and interactive components will reveal what is threatening bats in nature and how we can make our own backyards a friendlier place.

In addition to exploring the exhibit, we are thrilled to offer you an opportunity to attend a special lecture presented by the Executive Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation. This 45-minute lecture will be presented at 6:15 and 7:15pm.

Space is limited. reserve your seats today!

14th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival

Date: 
September 26, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

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.

Superheroes of the Night

Date: 
September 26, 2015
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Journey deep into the realm of the most mysterious and misunderstood animal on our planet—Bats. Explore how bats benefit us, why they are endangered, and what we can do help save them. Live animals and interactive components will reveal what is threatening bats and how we can make our own backyards a friendly place for bats. In addition to seeing live vampire bats, visitors can hang like a bat, find out what a bat feels like, crawl through a cave, take Superhero bat selfies, and much more!

Summer Bat Walk

Date: 
August 29, 2014 - 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join the Organization for Bat Conservation this summer in search of bats on the beautiful grounds of Cranbrook. Watch bats dip and dive over ponds and listen to their echolocation with bat detectors. You will also learn about bat habitat, bat houses, and the threats that bats face in the area. Tickets are $5 ($4 for members) and open to all ages. Bring some bug spray, a flashlight, and good walking shoes.

Summer Bat Walk

Date: 
August 22, 2014 - 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join the Organization for Bat Conservation this summer in search of bats on the beautiful grounds of Cranbrook. Watch bats dip and dive over ponds and listen to their echolocation with bat detectors. You will also learn about bat habitat, bat houses, and the threats that bats face in the area. Tickets are $5 ($4 for members) and open to all ages. Bring some bug spray, a flashlight, and good walking shoes.

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