Gone Batty! Live Bat Encounter

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October 12, 2013 through October 14, 2013

1pm and 3pm.

The New York Botanical Garden


All Ages

$20-$25; $18-$22 seniors/students; $8-10 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2.

Event description: Meet a Big Brown Bat from North America and come face-to-face with the largest bat in the world, the Gigantic Flying Fox of Malaysia. Find out how to help protect these unique mammals. Rob Mies, conservation biologist, bat expert, author, and executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, shares information concerning the benefits of bats, the need for their conservation, and what can be done to help these unique mammals. He invites everyone to step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their benefits, habitats, and nocturnal strategies. batconservation.org.

At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions.

Address: 2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-817-8700
Website: nybg.org/halloween

About The New York Botanical Garden

Standard hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants located at Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. It is easy to reach by Metro-North Railroad or subway. The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday and Monday federal holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The best way to enjoy the Garden is with the All-Garden Pass, which includes admission to the grounds as well as to seasonal gardens, exhibitions, and attractions such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Native Plant Garden, and Tram Tour. For ticket pricing, please check our Web site. For more information, please call 718.817.8700 or visit nybg.org. The New York Botanical Garden is located on property owned in full by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. A portion of the Garden’s general operating funds is provided by The New York City Council and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Bronx Borough President and Bronx elected representatives in the City Council and State Legislature provide leadership funding.
Parking: Paid
Nearest public transportation stop: Subway stop; lines (Bedford Park Boulevard Station, B, D, 4)
Play area: Indoor and Outdoor
Party room: Yes

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