Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats opens Saturday, September 24th

Are bats really blind, blood-sucking, squeaky creatures that get tangled in your hair?  Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats brings the mystery surrounding bats out of the dark.  This hands-on exhibition explores the real world of these ecologically important creatures and turns commonplace myths upside-down.  Through a mixture of photos, models and nine interactives, Masters of the Night dispels popular misconceptions and gives visitors an appreciation of the true wonders of the bat world. Supported by Dennis and Sherrill Bambauer, Sally Wells and donors to Turtle Bay’s Auction - Jeans, Jewels & Jazz, Masters of the Night will be featured at Turtle Bay until January 8, 2012.
How about trying on a pair of bat ears allowing one to experience the sensitivity of bat hearing? Or if food is more appealing, try to match the bats up with their favorite foods and look for bats masked in a variety of habitats. Other interactives help visitors learn echolocation, find where bats are located worldwide, and discover how mother bats easily find their babies.
Join us on Saturday, October 15th for Science Saturday: Bats from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Learn about bats through fun games and activities inspired by Masters of the Night.  Explore how echolocation really works!  Discover what bats really eat!  Find out why bats live under the Sundial Bridge?  And witness live bats up close and personal with Corky Quirk from NorCal Bats Rescue.
Masters of the Night is free with Park admission. Park admission is $14 for adults and $10 for seniors and children.  As always, Park admission is free for members.

About Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Spanning the Sacramento River in Redding and connected by the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, designed by Santiago Calatrava, Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus containing educational and entertaining activities that interpret the relationship between humans and nature.  The Park tells the stories of the region and its people through a museum, art gallery, wildlife exhibits, forest camp, a summer butterfly house, amphitheater, and an arboretum and gardens.