Step inside a Gothic-style castle and experience the true nature of bats! Visitors can match bats with the foods they consume, learn about echolocation, see a simulated bat nursery and discover the areas in which bats live worldwide.

Explore hands-on interactives about pollination, flight, seed dispersal, insect control and bats’ extremely sensitive hearing. Examine CT scans and bat specimens from the Florida Museum’s collection and see a model of the new University of Florida Bat Barn, completed in February 2017.

Learn how Museum scientists collect and prepare bat specimens and hear about their research. Gain a greater appreciation for the world’s only true flying mammal and the critical role they play in the environment.