Bat Walk

Kartchner Caverns State Park

July 20 | Aug. 24 | Sept. 21, 2024   Varies by Date

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Kartchner Caverns invites you to join us for a walk in the park as we uncover and learn about some of the 13 different neighboring bat species in the park. We will use bat detectors while on a walk through the beautiful desert night to see and hear some of them while learning about the diversity of these flying mammals. Boldly go where the public generally doesn't get to walk. Bring your friends and family (registration required) and these items to make the most of your adventure: 

  • A headlamp or flashlight (black light for children)
  • Night vision goggles or equipment
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Your personal bat detector (if you have one)
  • Plenty of water 

Cave Tour and live bat handling not included, walk will be slightly over a half mile. Program starts at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 8:15 p.m. Registration is required ($10 per person fee applies).

In the event of inclement weather, the bat walk will be canceled. Refunds or rebooking will be allowed if the walk is canceled. 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time as the group will leave the Discovery Center at the start time.


Please register to attend this event here.

Upcoming Event Dates

July 20 from 7-8:30 p.m.

August 24 from 6:30-8 p.m.

September 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.

(Photo by J Scott Altenbach)