Big Brown Bat


Hanging Bat

A hanging bat

Bat in the sky

Tongan fruit bat or flying fox

Organization for Bat Conservation

Bat Zone is the headquarters of the nationally renowned Organization for Bat Conservation, a nonprofit environmental education organization and wildlife sanctuary specializing in bats and other nocturnal animals. The organization connects kids and adults to nature through live animal programs and ongoing education, inspiring people to become involved in conservation.

Bat Zone

See bats live and up close! Visit the Organization for Bat Conservation's Bat Zone for a behind-the-scenes tour. See bats found around the world--Vampire bats, Big Brown bats, Dog-faced Fruit bats, Straw-colored Fruit bats, Golden Flying Foxes, Malayan Flying Foxes, Egyptian Fruit bats and more!

Bat Zone Tours

Creatures of the Night

Explore the fascinating world of nocturnal animals and learn about their adaptations for living at night. See live night creatures including bats, flying squirrels, owls, sugar gliders, and a two-toed sloth!

Tour Schedule

September - May

  • Saturday 12:30 and 2:30pm
  • Sunday 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Mid-June - August

  • Monday - Saturday 12:30 and 2:30pm
  • Sunday 1:30pm and 2:30pm

$5 for general public; $4 Cranbrook and OBC members.

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