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Bat House Building Workshop*

10/12/2013, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bat House Building Workshop*

Bats are underrated.  Besides being the only mammal that flies, most North American bats are nocturnal insectivores, which means they feed on night-flying insects - especially mosquitoes.  In fact, a small bat can devour more than 600 mosquitoes in a single hour.  Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way to keep your yard bug-free.

This bat house is easy to make in an afternoon.  Its shallow construction is designed specifically to attract bats, which like cramped, dark spaces for nesting.  Kids can do a lot of the work involved in making this bat house.  Once you've finished it, hang your bat house high in a sunny corner of your backyard, and the bats will soon find a stylish new home.

Supplies will be provided.  You only need to bring a hammer.  Reservations are required to secure a bat house.  Attendance will be limited.  This is a non-refundable fee to cover the cost of the materials.  Call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email for more information.


Date:  Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time:  1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost:  $25 per family/bat house - additional bat houses $15 each
Registration required by September 27, 2013 / Zoo admission NOT included.

NEW WORKSHOP ADDED:  Due to popular demand the 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. workshop is now sold out, but we have added an additional workshop from     3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  All registrations received beginning September 19 will be scheduled for the 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. time slot. 

Registration is now closed for both workshops.




Regularly Scheduled Park Experiences at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • 10:00 a.m. Garden Chats
    • Butterfly Garden: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    • Health & Wellness Garden: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • 11:30 a.m. Flying High! at the Flight Field
    • Thursday-Sunday and holidays
  • 12:00 p.m. Herpetarium Experiences
    • Meet and Greet inside the Herpetarium: Monday-Friday
    • Venom! outside the Herpetarium: Saturday-Sunday
  • 2:30 p.m. Wild Tales! at the Discovery Courtyard
    • Thursday-Sunday and holidays
  • 3:30 p.m. Reptile Feedings
    • Snake Feeding inside the Herpetarium: Sunday, Monday
    • Crocodilian Feeding outside the Herpetarium: Saturday

Weather permitting. All programs and times are subject to change without notice.