Bat Festival

11th Annual Indiana Bat Festival

September 16, 2017

Daytime activities will occur at Indiana State University’s Science Building from 10 am-4 pm.      Events include talks by leading bat biologists, live animal demonstrations, batty bake sale, silent auction, bat merchandise for sale, face painting, and many children’s activities.      Evening events will take place from      6-10 pm at Dobbs Park (5170 Poplar Street).     Evening events include the “BatVentures” obstacle course, live raptor program, and listening for bats at sunset.  Please join us for this free family event!

Schedule of Bat Festival Events – Day Time

Bat Fest Agenda PDF

Participate in the Art Contest

Donate to the Silent Auction

The Indiana Bat Festival is a FREE event. Thanks to our sponsors for their support: 

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Organization for Bat Conservation, William Brett Living Trust, DOT Scientific, Duke Energy, Rob Smith and Jan Lesniak, Eli Lilly, Marshall and Becca Parks, Roly Poly, David and Rebecca Rubin, Randall Stevens M.D., Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Terre Haute Parks and Recreation



Previous Year Bat Festival Photos and Art Contest Winners