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Event: Hang Out on the Closing Weekend of Bats!

July 27, 2024 10:30 am  -  3:00 pm

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Location: Main Atrium and Bats! exhibition gallery

Included with admission

Come join us for the grand finale of Bats! For the exhibition’s closing weekend, enjoy live art demonstrations and hands-on activities. Bring your bat questions for our exhibition veterinarian and bid farewell to our beloved colony of bat ambassadors!

Origami Demonstration: Michael LaFosse
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm | Main Atrium

Witness the magic of paper folding with this origami virtuoso whose work is featured in the exhibition.

Meet the Artists: Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander
11 am–3 pm | Bats! exhibition gallery

Meet the origami artists and ask them your questions!

Live Bat Chat With Exhibition Curator Jane Winchell and Veterinarian Alex Becket
11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm | Bats! exhibition gallery

Ask two experts about their favorite parts of caring for PEM’s visiting Egyptian fruit bat colony.

Interactive Activity Cart: Bats, Real and Imagined
11:30 am–1:30 pm | Bats! exhibition gallery

Stop by to explore some bat-related objects hands-on and examine bat poop under a microscope!

Drop-in Art Making: Bat Mobiles
11 am-3 pm | Create Space Studios

There are more than 1,400 bat species in the world, including around 45 in the United States alone. Get inspired by the wide variety of bats’ shapes and facial features and make your own flying mobile!

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July 27
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square, 161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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