Welcome to the Bat Zone!

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Starting July 1st, open hours for tours will be available Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sundays from 12 PM to 4 PM. School and group visits can be scheduled by calling  248-645-3210.

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We’re are now located in Pontiac, Michigan! Address is 75 W. Huron St., Pontiac MI, 48342

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About the Bat Zone

The BatZone is Michigan’s premier Nocturnal Animal Sanctuary and the headquarters and heart of our entire operation. Located Pontiac, Michigan, the BatZone is home to more than 200 animals, all of whom have been either rehabilitated or captive born. None of the animals that we care for can be released into the wild, and are often in need of specialized care.

Bat Zone Tours

Take a personal, behind-the-scenes tour with a trained education specialist to experience bats in flight, flying squirrels, owls, a two-toed sloth and skunks! You will also have the opportunity to see the largest species of bat in the world and meet a colony of Vampire bats. Learn fun facts you never knew and ways you can take action!

Summer Bat Walks

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. Call 248-645-3200 for times.

Just a few of the faces you’ll see at the BatZone!

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

Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon

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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