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.

Michigan’s Great Lakes Bat Festival

September 17, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Macomb ISD
44001 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, Michigan

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]

2016 Michigan Bat Festival Sponsors

Wisconsin Bat Festival

October 1, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

In October, the Great Lakes Bat Festival heads to Wisconsin to 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 on Friday, September 30, from 6 PM to 8 PM, for a Superheroes of the Night DEMO! See how local bat experts use technology to study bats!

Urban Ecology Center at Menomenee Valley Branch
3700 W. Pierce St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215

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

2016 Wisconsin Bat Festival Sponsors