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Posted on: June 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Calling All Bat Fans, It's Bat Night at the Idaho Falls Zoo


(Idaho Falls, ID) -- Bat Night at the Idaho Falls Zoo is back by popular demand! 

On Thursday, June 27 at 9:00 p.m., see the zoo and bats in a whole new light (or, in this case no light). Bat experts with BYU-Idaho 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.

The event will start in the William J. Maeck Education Center with a brief presentation and then participants will break into groups to explore the amazing world of bats. Participants should plan to arrive by 8:45 p.m. as the event will start promptly at 9:00 p.m. We’ll go in to the zoo and explore the bats that visit each night to feed, we’ll walk around the park to see if we can find bats, and we’ll have some “batty” fun with games and a craft for the whole family.

Cost of the event is $5.50 per person for ages four and over. Ages three and under is free. Participants can register in advance here.

We think you’ll discover bats really are the super heroes of the animal world!

Zoo hours are daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. now through Labor Day. For more information, visit the Idaho Falls Zoo online or like us on Facebook and Instagram.


Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, contact Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306.

About Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park:  With more than 330 individual animals representing 130 species from all around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo is known as the “Best Little Zoo in the West.” Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo participates in 44 Species Survival Plans. Learn more on our website

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