Every month, the Gamboa Bat Lab hosts Bat Night / Noche de MurciĆ©lagos, an outreach event that is free and open to the public. You can join us in the rainforest to see how we untangle bats from mistnets, or visit Smithsonian’s Gamboa Laboratory, where we discuss our current research.

You’ll have a chance to see some of the rich biodiversity of the tropics, and take a look at a variety of different bat species up close. We discuss the species’ different wing shapes, facial structures, and foraging adaptations. We talk about the critical roles bats play in the ecosystem, and how important it is to conserve them. The event is conducted in both English and Spanish. If you’re in Panama, and you want to learn more about these phenomenal night creatures, come join us!

To make a reservation for this free event, email us: gamboabatnights@gmail.com