Going Batty

Bats are cool—creepy, but cool.

See a bat in real life and your instinct is to run. That doesn’t mean the creepy mammals don’t fascinate us. Perhaps it’s the link between bats and vampires, or those ubiquitous bats prominently featured in gothic horror films. Whatever the case, bats are oddly cool and scary, which is why the folks at the Delaware Museum of Natural History will provide a batty exhibit the day before Halloween.

“Bats and Other Creatures of the Night” on October 30 will be good prep for the big day, and while staffers will sneak in a few educational elements, the kids probably won’t know it. They’ll be having too much fun at an exhibit that’s enhanced by games, presentations and crafts—all related to bats and other nocturnal creatures.

The event also will feature the unveiling of the museum’s new “Nature Nook,” which will offer hands-on activities year-round. Painted bats and a taxidermy bear are among the nocturnal animals to spot in the new nook.

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Contact info: Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for children. Visitors wearing Halloween costumes receive $1 off. For more, call 658-9111, or visit www.delmnh.org.

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