Bat Zone in Pontiac: Organization for Bat Conservation – #SaveTheBats
THIS FACILITY IS NOW CLOSED!!!!!
When I heard that the Bat Zone was getting a new home, I was so thrilled for the Organization for Bat Conservation which is home to more than 250 animals. All of the residents have been either rescued or born in captivity, and none of them can be released back into the wild.
The Bat Zone is located minutes from I-75 in downtown Pontiac on Huron Street between Pine Street and Woodward Ave (business 75 south). FREE parking is available on the north side of the road, right across the street from the sanctuary.
Admission is just $7 per person for ages 2 and up and includes an up close and personal tour with a trained education specialist who will show you bats from around the world, Moe (the two-toed sloth) and if you are lucky you might get to meet the skunks.
At the time of publications the Bat Zone hours for tours are:
Friday – 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday – 12 PM to 4 PM
School and group visits can be scheduled by calling: (248) 294-7370
|This Big Brown Bat is not really all that “big”.|
Did you know that baby bats are born about 1/3 the weight of an adult bat? For humans that would be like giving birth to about a 40-pound baby. OH MY! Some bats carry their baby (and sometimes babies) where ever they go.
After the tour, you can sign up to sponsor an animal at Bat Zone or purchase items at the gift shop such as clothing, stuffed animals or a bat house all to support the Organization for Bat Conservation.
Overall we had a fantastic time and even though this was our second tour, we still learned a ton of new information.
A great book to read before your visit would be Stellaluna (affiliate link)