Great Lakes Bat Festival

Welcome to our Great Lakes Bat Festivals Page! Below you’ll get up to the minute updates regarding each and every one of our Bat Festivals, being held in multiple states across the Midwest.

Missouri Bat Festival

June 17, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Onondaga Cave State Park
7556 Hwy H.
Leasburg, MO 65535

FREE EVENT!

Our first Bat Festival of the year will take place in the great state of Missouri! Celebrate 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 festival features activities for children, families, educators and conservation professionals. Presentations, speakers, live animals, hands-on activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits provide a full day of fun and environmental education.

Additionally, please join us later that night, from 8 PM to 10 PM for Science Night! See how local bat experts use technology to study bats!

Interested in volunteering or exhibiting?
Rob Mies at [email protected]

2017 Missouri Bat Festival Sponsors

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Illinois Bat Festival

July 8, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Illinois State Museum
502 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62706

FREE EVENT!

The Illinois Bat Festival is our next big festival of the year! Celebrate 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 festival features activities for children, families, educators and conservation professionals. Presentations, speakers, live animals, hands-on activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits provide a full day of fun and environmental education.

Additionally, please join us later that night, from 8 PM to 10 PM for Science Night at the Lincoln Memorial Garden to watch bats emerge at sunset!

Lincoln Memorial Garden
2301 East Lake Shore Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62712-8908

Interested in volunteering or exhibiting?
Rob Mies at [email protected]

2017 Illinois Bat Festival Sponsors

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Official Hotel of the Illinois Bat Festival:

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Minnesota Bat Festival

August 19, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Minnesota Bat Festival
3815 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

FREE EVENT!

Our first bat festival ever in Minnesota! Celebrate the unique role of bats in ecosystems as insect eaters, while dispelling myths and misinformation that generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitats around the world.

The festival features activities for children, families, educators and conservation professionals. Presentations, speakers, live animals, hands-on activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits provide a full day of fun and environmental education.

Additionally, please join us later that night, from 8 PM to 10 PM for Science Night at the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge to watch bats emerge at sunset!

Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge
3815 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

Interested in volunteering or exhibiting?
Rob Mies at [email protected]

2017 Minnesota Bat Festival Sponsors

Presented by:

Official Hotel of the Minnesota Bat Festival:

Sponsored by:

Wisconsin Bat Festival

August 26, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wisconsin Bat Festival
E. Mitchell Park Conservancy
524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215

FREE W/ GENERAL ADMISSION!

Join us in Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Bat Festival! Celebrate the unique role of bats in ecosystems as insect eaters, while dispelling myths and misinformation that generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitats around the world.

The festival features activities for children, families, educators and conservation professionals. Presentations, speakers, live animals, hands-on activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits provide a full day of fun and environmental education.

Additionally, please join us later that night, from 7 PM to 9 PM for Science Night at the Mitchell Park Conservancy to watch bats emerge at sunset!

Mitchell Park Conservancy
524 S Layton Blvd,
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Interested in volunteering or exhibiting?
Rob Mies at [email protected]

2017 Wisconsin Bat Festival Sponsors

Presented by:

Sponsored by:

Indiana Bat Festival

September 16, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ISU Bat Center
Sixth and Chestnut Streets
Terre Haute, IN 47801

FREE EVENT!

Join us at the Indiana Bat Festival! This annual festival celebrates the unique role of bats in the ecosystem, and works to dispel the myths surrounding these amazing creatures. 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 gathering and learn more about these amazing creatures.

The festival features activities for children, families, educators and conservation professionals. Presentations, speakers, live animals, hands-on activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits provide a full day of fun and environmental education.

Interested in volunteering or exhibiting?
Aja Marcato at [email protected]

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?
Phil Garofalo at [email protected]

2017 Indiana Bat Festival Sponsors

Presented by:

Official Hotel of the Indiana Bat Festival:

Sponsored by:

Michigan’s Great Lakes Bat Festival

September 23, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48202

FREE EVENT!

batfestlogoTHE ORIGINAL BAT FESTIVAL! This annual festival celebrates the unique role of bats in the Great Lakes ecosystem, and works to dispel the myths surrounding these amazing creatures. 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 gathering and learn more about these amazing creatures.

The festival features activities for children, families, educators and conservation professionals. Presentations, speakers, live animals, hands-on activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits provide a full day of fun and environmental education.

Interested in volunteering or exhibiting?
Aja Marcato at [email protected]

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?
Phil Garofalo at [email protected]

2017 Michigan Bat Festival Sponsors

Presented by:

Sponsored by: