Friday, September 22, 2017

FREE Admission to Michigan Science Center for Great Lakes Bat Festival 9/23 - 10am - 6pm

Live Bats, Family Fun at the Michigan Science Center for the Great Lakes Bat Festival!
September 23, 10AM – 6PM. Admission is Free.

On September 23, live bats from the Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) will travel to the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) for a day of family-fun, learning, and excitement! Get up close and personal with the world’s largest species of bat, see local bats native to Michigan, and participate in bat house building!

“We’re ecstatic to announce our first ever Great Lakes Bat Festival in Wayne County,” said Rob Mies, Executive Director for the Organization for Bat Conservation. “The Michigan Science Center has proven to be an amazing partner in this endeavor, and we’re excited to team up to educate people across Detroit all about the importance of bats!”

Learn all about the importance of bats as insect-eaters, and protectors of agriculture and forests. Trained educators from the OBC will conduct live animal programs, every hour, to educate and inspire festivalgoers.

Who: The OBC and MiSci along with event partners, including General Motors, Wildlife Acoustics, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Whole Foods Market, Rainforest Café, and Critter Catchers.

What: MiSci will host the OBC for a day of excitement and fun with live bats.

Thanks to support from Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coating, admission is free for all. Register here.

When: Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202

“Our goal is to empower and enrich all children and all communities with science, technology, engineering, and math,” said Dr. Tonya Matthews, Michigan Science Center president and CEO. “We’re excited to host the Great Lakes Bat Festival and allow the community to experience these amazing creatures for free.”

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