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Book A Member Bat Flight

Book A Member Bat Flight


Bracken Cave is the summer home of more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis), making it the world's largest bat colony and one of the largest concentration of mammals on earth. The emergence of these millions of bats, as they spiral out of the cave at dusk for their nightly insect hunt, is an unforgettable sight.

To book a member bat flight, you must be a member of BCI. (see note at bottom of this page for more details). Members will receive an access code to register by April 30th.

Three types of member events are being offered during the 2019 season:

- Evening Bat Flights are free for BCI members and their guests (as determined by your membership level.) Register Here

- Adult Evening Bat Flights are limited to members 18 years old or older. A $10 per person fee applies. Register Here

- Morning Flight Returns are early morning opportunities to see the bats return to roost. Register Here

2019 Schedule

Evening Bat Flights

May June July August September
Fri, May 17 Wed, Jun 5 Fri, Jul 5 Fri, Aug 2 Sun, Sept 1
Sat, May 18 Thu, Jun 6 Sun, Jul 7 Mon, Aug 5 Tue, Sep 3
Fri, May 24 Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jul 10 Wed, Aug 7 Fri, Sep 6
Sat, May 25 Wed, Jun 12 Thu, Jul 18 Thu, Aug 15 Mon, Sep 9
  Fri, Jun 14 Sun, Jul 21 Fri, Aug 16 Thu, Sep 12
  Mon, Jun 17 Wed, Jul 24 Wed, Aug 21 Sat, Sep 14
  Thu, June 20 Mon, Jul 29 Wed, Aug 28  
  Sun, Jun 23 Tue, Jul 30    
  Wed, Jun 26      

 

Adult Evening Bat Flights:

June

July

 August

Fri, Jun 28

Sat, Jul 13

Sat, Aug 10

Fri, Jul 19

 

Morning Flight Returns

June July August
Sat, Jun 29 Sat, Jul 6 Sat, Aug 3
  Sat, Jul 20 Sat, Aug 17
  Sat, Jul 27  

 

QUESTIONS & CANCELLATIONS: For questions please check our Visitation FAQS. Have more questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please notify BCI 48-hours in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are unable to attend the date you reserved. 

Note:
- To attend one of the events listed above, you must be a current member of Bat Conservation International. To join now please visit: www.batcon.org/joinBCI

- Before the beginning of the Bracken season (no later than April 30), current members will be sent an access code via email. New members will receive their access code in their membership thank you email as well as the hard copy thank you letter. You will need this access code to register for a member event at Bracken Cave Preserve.

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- You MUST bring a printed waiver (supplied by email after booking). ALL guests over 18 are required to fill out the waiver before the event.

 

Adult Evening Bat Flights:

June

July

Fri, Jun 28

Sat, Jul 13

Sat, Aug 10

Fri, Jul 19

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