Great Lakes Bat Festival 2012

Event Date and Time: 
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 10:00am

Come join me at the Great Lakes Bat Festival on September 29, 2012 from 10 am to 8 pm at the Southfield Civic Center Arena, 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, Michigan. This is a FREE event. Plenty to do and see for the whole family. See you there!


The goal of the 11th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival is to spread the message that bats are critical to ecosystems around the world and to encourage their protection. This year's festival is also a part of the International Year of the Bat celebration.

Discover the importance and uniqueness of bats in a fun and interactive environment.

  • Help build bat houses as part of National Public Lands Day
  • Meet Stellaluna
  • See from around the world including giant flying fox and vampires
  • Live Birds of Prey programs by Howell Nature Center
  • Be-a-bat-scientist with bat expert Tim Carter
  • Explore the 'Bat Cave'
  • Bat art competition (win prizes!)
  • Nature-themed educational exhibits
  • Bat-themed activities for kids
  • Updates on White-nose Syndrome