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Photo credits:  Adam Lawrence Slater.All rights reserved by the photographer.

Bat night events have finished in New Zealand for 2017.  2018 events are being planned. Look out for other bat events in New Zealand outside of Bat Night season during 2017 under Upcoming events


Bat Tour

Friday 10, 24 and 31 March

Friday 7, 21 April

Waikato Museum

1 Grantham St, Hamilton

6pm - 8pm


Ever wondered what creatures come out at night in Hamilton city? Book into one of our famous Bat Tours and find out!


Join us for an entertaining and informative experience at the museum, before we go out bat spotting with our bat detectors at Hammond Park. If we’re lucky, we’ll hear the bats or even see them as they hunt for their evening snack. We'll also explore the boardwalk and keep our eyes open for other nocturnal animals such as glow-worms, eels and moreporks.


Children must be five years and over and accompanied by an adult.


This event starts at Waikato Museum and ends in Hammond Park, Hillcrest. You will need to provide your own transport to Hammond Park. For directions to get to Hammond Park click here.


Please note: This is an outdoor tour so dress for the weather. Wear suitable outdoor footwear and pack a raincoat just in case.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cost: $15 adult, $6 child (under 14 years), $35 family (2 adults + 2 children)*


*Bookings are essential. Book online (online bookings include a booking fee per ticket) or in person during museum opening hours.


Made possible with support from Waikato Regional Council, Kessels Ecology and Project Echo. For more information, see website.

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