BATS: Out of the Darkness


June 20, 2020
September 07, 2020


10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Okanagan Heritage Museum

BATS: Out of the Darkness

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Bats are often misunderstood, but they are fascinating creatures. Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can eat over 600 mosquitos in an hour? Or that BC is home to 15 of Canada’s 18 species of bats? Or that bats account for nearly 20% of all mammal species worldwide?! Yes, a fifth of the mammals on the planet are bats! Bats are also the only mammals that can truly fly.

With so many bats in our midst you’d think we’d know more about them, but most of us are in the dark about bats. However, their survival depends on our enlightenment. This exhibition shines a light on the bats of British Columbia, bringing them out of the darkness and into our consciousness. The exhibition celebrates these amazing creatures and serves as a reminder of how essential bats are to the environment and the economy.

This is your chance to see bats in a new light! Discover fascinating facts about bats, examine BC bat specimens up close and hear their calls, uncover common myths about bats and participate in hands-on activities, including dressing up as a BC bat and joining a virtual bat count. Visit the exhibition to learn about the threats bats face and how you can help these fascinating mammals.