The Sonaran Desert is home to 48 species of bats. Primarily feeding on night flying insects they also eat nectar, pollen and fruit. Every Thursday evening from June to the end of August the Arizona Sonara Desert Museum is offering you the opportunity to get closer to these misunderstood creatures.
With reduced admission during the summer and late night opening to 10 pm on Saturdays in August the museum is a great and time to visit.
On Saturday August 4 the theme will be the night skies and also bats, but for the main bat event visit on August 25 when you can see a live bat in the special International Year of the Bat night. Various activities will take place throughout the evening.
The museum covers 21 acres, and there are almost two miles of path to cover if you want to see it all. At this time of year it can also be very hot so make sure you take a hat and water with you if visiting during the day. The benefit of the late Saturday night opening is that you can go at a cooler time and as well as the bats, see the bears and mountain lions who will be more active at that time..
And of course, you get the opportunity to watch a beautiful sunset, and see the amazing night Arizona night sky.