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Saving Bats

Saving Bats


Saturday, May 20


$250 non-member / $225 member

Good to Know

Last day to register is May 17

come on the trip with us

Your Dallas Zoo’s Wild Earth Action Team is on a mission to assist our amazing bat conservation partner, Bat Conservation International! Together, we’ll travel down to San Antonio to learn about bat conservation and ecology while helping Bat Conservation International with projects critical to their continued success in conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. And, in the evening, we’ll witness the extraordinary emergence at Bracken Cave where 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats raise pups and set out each summer evening to feed! 


  • Best for ages 7yrs and up
  • At least 1 adult (18+) for every 2 children (7-17) in your party is required
  • Last day to register: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 


  • Please note, lodging is not included in your reservation fee.
  • For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Selma. Details on how to reserve a room will be sent after registration.
  • In addition, if you are interested in carpooling and/or room sharing with other registered participants, please complete the survey sent out after registration and we will do our best to connect you with other interested participants. 

Registration fee covers:

  • Lunch, dinner, and snacks 
  • Natural Bridge Caverns cavern tour 
  • All supplies necessary for service projects 
  • Swag bag (includes commemorative t-shirt, water bottle, and reusable bag) 
  • Registration fees help support the Dallas Zoo conservation fund 
  • Transportation and lodging are not included 

Trip Highlights:

  1. Witnessing the largest congregation of mammals in the world
  2. Spending time with people who are passionate about saving animals
  3. A sense of pride knowing I helped an organization that is working hard to protect and save bats

2023 Itinerary

Saturday, May 20: Save bats!

Welcome to San Antonio! This historic city in Texas Hill Country is home to a variety of wildlife including migratory birds, snakes, and, of course, the world’s largest colony of bats! It’s time to dust off your working shoes and get ready for an active day full of conservation projects, cave tours, and wildlife viewing! 

Today’s highlights:

  • Full morning of bat conservation projects. Projects may include, but are not limited to:
    – Invasive species removal
    – Erosion control
  • Tour of Natural Bridge Caverns
  • An evening bat chat leading up to the emergence of 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats

Email for more information.




Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations made 45 days or more in advance of this event are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made within 44-15 days before the event are eligible for a refund of 75% of the registration fee. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the event are not eligible for a refund.