Bats: Myths and Mysteries
Now Open on Level 2
Presented by the Organization for Bat Conservation and Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bats: Myths and Mysteries combines a museum-quality educational exhibit with the excitement of live animals.
Guests can try out a pair of giant bat ears, allowing them to experience the sensitivity of bat hearing, match bats with their preferred foods, and search for replica bats concealed in a variety of habitats. Other interactive components guide visitors into bat behaviors such as echolocation, habitat choices, and maternal duties. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are immersed into the compelling realm of bats.
In addition, live bats offer a glimpse of amazing diversity and include 25 – 50 total specimens from around the world: straw-colored fruit bats from Africa, big brown bats from North America, Egyptian fruit bats from Africa and short-tailed fruit bats from South America.
Bats: Myths & Mysteries featuring Live Bats from the Organization for Bat Conservation.
20 October 2014
Posted in Bats: Myths and Mysteries
Rob Mies is the executive director for the Organization for Bat Conservation and curator of the Science Center’s newest traveling exhibit, Bats: Myths & Mysteries. WUCF-TV, Central Florida’s PBS station, spotlighted Rob and the exhibit in a segment for their Emmy Award-winning magazine show, ONE.
Get to know Rob — or as many like to call him “Batman” — and prepare to be fascinated by the flying mammal. And don’t be surprised if, by the end, Rob’s enthusiasm for bats rubs off on you!