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Saving Bats

Saving Bats


Sept. 16-17, 2022


$250 non-member, $225 member


7yrs and up


Open until September 9

come on the trip with us

Your Dallas Zoo’s Wild Earth Action Team is on a mission to restore bat habitat in San Antonio! Together we will learn about bat conservation and ecology while helping our partners at Bat Conservation International with an important conservation project. 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!


  • Registration is $250 non-member, $225 member
  • Registration is open until September 9
  • Best for ages 7yrs and up
  • At least 1 adult (18+) for every 2 children (7-17) in your party is required

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Registration fee covers:

  • Welcome social with lite bites
  • All meals on Saturday, September 17
  • All supplies necessary for conservation 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
    For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites starting at a rate of $169 per night. More details and how to reserve a room will be emailed after registration.


Day 1: Arrive in San Antonio & Evening Welcome Social

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, North America’s largest colony of bats!
Today’s highlights:
  • Arrive at San Antonio and relax
  • Join us later that evening for an after hours Welcome Social at the San Antonio Zoo. Enjoy lite bites while mingling with your fellow conservationists.

Day 2: Save Bats

Dust off your working shoes and get ready for a morning full of conservation projects to help Create a Better World For Animals. Together we’ll help Bat Conservation International with an important project that is vital to their success in protecting and restoring Bracken Cave and the surrounding area for bats and other Texas wildlife.

Today’s highlights:
  • Full morning of bat conservation projects. Projects may include:
    – Invasive species removal
    – Erosion control
  • An evening bat chat leading up to the emergence of 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats

Email for more information.