The Bats are flying into Rossland - New Travelling Exhibit at the Rossland Museum

Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
By Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
October 5th, 2023

The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RMDC) is thrilled to announce the arrival of a captivating travelling exhibition, BATS: Out of the Darkness, courtesy of Kelowna Museums.
As part of a commitment to delivering dynamic and immersive exhibit experiences to the community of Rossland, the Rossland Museum is proud to host BATS: Out of the Darkness (BATS) from October to December 2023. Developed by the talented team at Kelowna Museums, BATS shines a spotlight on the diverse bat species found in British Columbia while underscoring their crucial role in maintaining ecological balance. The exhibit provides an opportunity to celebrate these remarkable creatures and inspire stewardship in the province.

BAT-tastic for All Ages
BATS is a family-friendly exhibit that delves into the fascinating world of bat ecology, biology, habitat needs,  Indigenous perspectives, conservation challenges, personal stories, and intriguing fun facts. The exhibit incorporates engaging audio, video presentations, and even real bat specimens, inviting the public to explore and discover the enchanting universe of bats. BATS will be accessible through regular museum admissions and will also offer guided educational experiences for classes, making it an exciting addition to the RMDC’s diverse offerings, showcasing British Columbia’s stunning natural world.
Sara Wright, RMDC Collections Manager, expressed her enthusiasm for the exhibit, saying “We’ve been searching for the perfect exhibit to revitalize our travelling exhibit program. We were immediately captivated by BATS. Rossland is such a nature-driven community, it was a no-brainer to bring this amazing exhibit here to share with our community. I’m looking forward to seeing people interact with the exhibit and connect with how amazing bats are! I can’t wait to see people go batty for bats!”
The exhibit will be on display in the J.D. McDonald Hall at the Rossland Museum from Oct. 12, 2023 until Jan. 5, 2024. To kick off this exciting exhibit, an opening event filled with bat-tastic trivia will take place on Oct. 19 at 7 pm.
BATS at the Rossland Museum is made possible through the generous support of the Government of Canada
and the Le Roi Community Foundation.
For more information about BATS, please visit: BATS: Out of the Darkness – Kelowna Museums

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