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Ohio Bat Fest

We are excited to invite you to the 2nd annual Ohio Bat Festival! 

As a part of International Bat Week, on October 29, 2023 we will come together to celebrate our bat neighbors. Learn about the astounding diversity of the >1,400 bat species with which we share the Earth, dispel popular misconceptions about bats, and explore the ways that bats and humans can help each other!  

The Ohio Bat Fest is a FREE event for all ages. We'll have multimedia presentations, a kids activity room, and interesting exhibits highlighting the ecology, diversity, and conservation of bats in Ohio and worldwide. We look forward to seeing you there! 


  • Carter Lab at The Ohio State University

  • The Ohio State University Ecology and Evolution Club

  • Photos courtesy of

  • National Science Foundation