“One of the world’s top ten wildlife spectacles … and the only one in the United States.”>
(National Geographic photographer, May 2011).
Now you too can experience this natural wonder: millions of bats emerging from Bracken Cave!
Bat Conservation International (BCI) will offer a limited number of nights this season for non-members.
Public tour dates for the 2013 season are June 13, June 19, July 9, July 25 and August 16.
Space is limited so make your reservations now. Entrance fee is $25 per person to help defray costs of maintaining and protecting Bracken Cave Preserve. After making your reservation you will receive an email with directions to the property along with other relevant information for your visit. Tours will begin at 6 p.m. Because the emergence is a natural phenomenon and we cannot control or predict exact start and end times for the bat emergence, please reserve 3 to 4 hours in your schedule for this incredible experience.
SPECIAL OFFER: $35 for four people to witness the Bracken Cave bat emergence. Basic memberships start at only $35 and allow up to four people to visit on one of this season’s eighteen Members Only Nights.
Members Only Nights and Reservations
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Members also receive other benefits, including BCI’s quarterly BATS magazine, member newsletters and the knowledge that you are helping to protect Bracken Cave Preserve and support BCI’s important conservation work worldwide.
"My husband and I attended your Bracken Bat Cave tour last night and were just astounded! We had been wanting to take a tour for years and we are so glad we finally got a chance to view this natural treasure. The specialist and docents were fantastic and we cannot thank them enough. We will definitely be adding our names to your membership list. Thank you so much for all you do and for the wonderful tour." (Nadine Knaus, recent visitor)