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Posted on: July 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Bat Night is Back at the Idaho Falls Zoo!

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Bat Night at the Idaho Falls Zoo is back by popular demand!

On Friday, July 30, see the zoo and bats in a whole new light (or, in this case no light). Bat experts with BYU-Idaho, Environmental Surveillance, Education and Research Program (ESER) and Veolia Nuclear Solutions will introduce you to the bats of Idaho, why they’re important, and how your zoo is helping expand the knowledge of local bats. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. with presentations beginning at 8:30 p.m.. 

We’ll start in the William J. Maeck Education Center with a brief presentation and then break into groups to explore the amazing world of bats. The presentation will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. From there groups attendees will be welcomed to go in to the zoo and explore the bats that visit each night to feed. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk around the zoo to see if we can find bats, and we’ll have some “batty” fun with games and crafts for the whole family. We think you’ll quickly discover that bats really are the super heroes of the animal world! 

Cost of the event is $6.00 per person for ages 3 and over. Children two and under are free. Register in advance here.

Zoo hours are daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Idaho Falls Zoo online or like us on Facebook and Instagram @idahofallszoo.

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Media note: For more information or to schedule an interview with city staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at bcranor@idahofalls.gov.

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