Book A Member Bat Flight

Book A Member Bat Flight

Thank you for your interest in Bracken Cave Preserve. 

Registration for the 2019 season is now closed.  

Check back in April for the 2020 schedule.


Bracken Cave is the summer home of more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis), making it the world's largest bat colony and one of the largest concentration of mammals on earth. The emergence of these millions of bats, as they spiral out of the cave at dusk for their nightly insect hunt, is an unforgettable sight.

To book a member bat flight, you must be a member of BCI. (see note at bottom of this page for more details). 


2019 Schedule


Evening Bat Flights

May June July August September
Fri, May 17 FULL  
Wed, Jun 5 FULL Fri, Jul 5 FULL Fri, Aug 2 FULL
Sun, Sept 1 FULL
Sat, May 18 FULL Thu, Jun 6 CANCELED
Sun, Jul 7 FULL Mon, Aug 5 FULL Tue, Sep 3 FULL
Fri, May 24 FULL 
Tue, Jun 11 FULL
Wed, Jul 10 FULL
Wed, Aug 7 FULL Fri, Sep 6 FULL
Sat, May 25 FULL Wed, Jun 12 FULL Thu, Jul 18 FULL Thu, Aug 15 FULL
Mon, Sep 9 FULL
  Fri, Jun 14 FULL 
Sun, Jul 21 FULL Fri, Aug 16 FULL
Thu, Sep 12 FULL
  Mon, Jun 17 FULL Wed, Jul 24 FULL Mon, Aug 19 Sat, Sep 14 FULL
  Thu, June 20 FULL
Mon, Jul 29 FULL Wed, Aug 21 FULL  
  Sun, Jun 23 FULL Tue, Jul 30 FULL Fri, Aug 23 FULL  
  Wed, Jun 26 FULL   Wed, Aug 28 FULL  
      Fri, Aug 30 FULL  
      Sat, Aug 31 FULL  


Adult Evening Bat Flights

June July August

Fri, Jun 28 FULL

Sat, Jul 13 FULL

Sat, Aug 10 FULL

Fri, Jul 19 FULL


Morning Flight Returns

June July August
Sat, Jun 29 Sat, Jul 6 Sat, Aug 3
  Sat, Jul 20 Sat, Aug 17
  Sat, Jul 27  


QUESTIONS & CANCELLATIONS: For questions please check our Visitation FAQS. Have more questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please notify BCI 48-hours in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are unable to attend the date you reserved. 

- To attend a member bat flight, you must be a current member of Bat Conservation International and use the member access code provided in your new member materials or renewal confirmation.  Access codes will also be emailed in March of each year.

- Lost your access code? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Click here to join.  New members will receive their access code in their membership thank you email as well as the hard copy thank you letter. You will need this access code to register for a member event at Bracken Cave Preserve.  $45 members are allowed 3 guests, all other membership levels allow 5 guests.  Due to the high demand, members are limited to one visit per season.

- All guests 18 and over will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to entering Bracken Cave Preserve.


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