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Going Batty in Stamford

batBats have gotten a bad rap.  Contrary to popular belief, they won’t get tangled in your hair or swoop down and attack you. They’re not even blind!  The Stamford Museum and Nature Center hopes to put an end to all the rumors and speculation about these amazing creatures with their latest exhibit; Maters of the Night – The True Story of Bats.

The exhibit, which opened June 22 and runs through September 2, allows you to get close to these mysterious nocturnal mammals (don’t call them rodents – they’re not!) and learn about the critical role that they play in pest control, environmental balance, and dispels many of the commonly held beliefs about bats.

A series of special bat-themed events are also part of the bat-education program:

Going Bat-Tea and Pajama Party

Saturday, July 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Dine like a nocturnal creature at our all-new summer tea and pajama party while enjoying iced tea, ‘mocktails,’ and a chance to eat some real bugs! Tour our Bat exhibition, create some bat crafts, meet live nocturnal creatures, and dine on bat-inspired treats. Top it off with an evening planetarium show. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required. Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by calling 203.977.6521. Members: $35 for 1 Adult & Child; $15 each additional person.
Non-Members: $45 for 1 Adult & Child; $15 each additional person.

Night is Nice Planetarium Shows
Sundays, July 14, 28, August 11, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

After viewing our awesome bat exhibit, delve into the world of nocturnal animals as we discover the evening chorus of frogs, owls and insects and hear the stories of the animals found in the evening stars. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Limited seating. Doors open 10 minutes before the show. Free with admission.

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT