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

Visit the Organization for Bat Conservation at Cranbrook Institute of Science to see award-winning LIVE bat programs that explore the fascinating world of bats, how to attract them, and much more. These programs feature vampire bats, large fruit bats (with 4 to 6 foot wingspans) and others. Programs are given at special times every weekend and on special occasions.

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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