Welcome to the NEW Bat Zone!

Now Located in Pontiac, Michigan

Icon-MammothReach-HoursOpen hours for tours:

  • Friday – 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 4 PM 

School and group visits can be scheduled by calling:  (248) 294-7370

 

*Bat Zone closed for FREE Family Event in Detroit on September 23rd!*

Location:

We’re now located in Pontiac, Michigan. Our address is 75 W. Huron St., Pontiac MI, 48342. Free parking is located right across the street on the north side of West Huron!

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About the Bat Zone

Once located at the Cranbrook Institute for Science, the Bat Zone has expanded and moved to its new home in Pontiac, Michigan! The Bat Zone remains Michigan’s premier nocturnal animal sanctuary and the headquarters for our national operations. We are home to more than 250 animals, all of whom have been either rescued or captive born. None of the animals that we care for can be released into the wild, and many are in need of specialized care. For a general admission price of $7 (free under the age of 2), you’ll get to see these animals up close!

Bat Zone Tours

Take a personal tour with a trained education specialist to experience bats from around the world, a two-toed sloth, and skunks. Visit with the largest species of bat in the world and even meet a colony of Vampire bats! Learn fun facts you never knew and ways you can take action to help #SavetheBats.

Become an Animal Ambassador Sponsor for Free Entry to the New Bat Zone!

With our move to Pontiac we’re excited to unveil the next benefit to our Animal Sponsorship Program. If you become an Animal Ambassador at a Silver Level or greater, you can get unlimited free entry to the Bat Zone! Visit our Animal Ambassador Sponsorship Page to learn more.

Click here to go to our sponsorship page 

Just a few of the wonderful faces you’ll see at the Bat Zone!

Striped Skunk
Striped Skunk
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat
Southern Two-Toed Sloth
Southern Two-Toed Sloth
Southern Flying Squirrel
Southern Flying Squirrel
Short-Tailed Fruit Bat
Short-Tailed Fruit Bat
Rodrigues Flying Fox
Rodrigues Flying Fox
Malayan Flying Fox
Malayan Flying Fox
Jamaican Leaf-Nosed Bat
Jamaican Leaf-Nosed Bat
Indian Flying Fox
Indian Flying Fox
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Evening Bat
Evening Bat
Egyptian Fruit Bat
Egyptian Fruit Bat
Eastern Screech Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Dog-Faced Fruit Bat
Dog-Faced Fruit Bat
Common Vampire Bat
Common Vampire Bat
Big Brown Bat
Big Brown Bat
Ball Python
Ball Python
Barred Owl
Barred Owl

More ways to see Bats

Live Animal Programs

Have one of our specialized bat educators teach you all there is to know about bats.

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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we travel across the country to libraries, museums and festivals. Find out when we will be near you.

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Distance Learning

Live too far from us? Bring one of our live animal programs to your students through our Distance Learning option.

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