Bat Activity Trends

A Woodland Park Zoo Community Science Program



Bat Trivia Night!

Grab your friends and come hang out for a night of bat trivia!

You have two nights to choose from (details below). Both locations are family friendly and dog friendly, with indoor and outdoor seating options.

Trivia is free. Prizes will be won. Fun will be had!

Hill City Tap House

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Location Details

Halcyon Brewing Company

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Location Details


Bat Talk and Community Science at Green Lake

Every other Thursday from July 6-Sept. 4, 2023
8:30 – 10:00 p.m. (This program lasts 1.5-2 hours depending on the weather and the bats)

Bats Northwest, our partner in all things bats, is back at Green Lake this summer! They will be hosting informational bat talks followed by participation in the Bat Activity Trends community science program. Come learn about our local bat species, find out how you can help protect bats, then participate in a 30-minute bat observation for science! These programs are free and open to everyone, no registration needed. Meet near the Seattle Public Theater Bath house near Green Lake’s West Beach. Look for the Bats Northwest sign near the trail! Events cancel when it is raining hard.


Timber Music Festival Bat Adventures

Thursday, July 27, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 2023, 10:00 p.m.

If you are attending Timber Music Festival this summer. Sign up to join Bats Northwest for an evening all about bats! They will cover some bat basics, learn about our local species, discuss the cool behaviors and adaptations and talk about things we can do to help our bats.

At sunset we will head down to the river to observe bats and participate in a simple and fun Bat Activity Trends community science program! Registration and festival attendance is required.

Program Orientations



Bat Activity Trends (BAT)

The Bat Activity Trends (BAT) program involves going out to observe bats, right in your own neighborhood. You can participate from a yard, patio, balcony or even a window with a clear view of the sky!

About the program


Bat Activity Trends Q&A Session

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Have you ever seen a bat in the sky? Are there bats in your neighborhood? Where do our bats live? Please watch our fun and informative BAT Program Orientation video. You’ll learn how to participate as an individual, family or small group, or how to host a bat observation meet-up for your community. The recording provides an overview of the program, how to pick a good bat observation spot, how to tell a bat from a bird, how to submit your data and more.

If you have any questions after watching the recording, register for this Q&A session with the program hosts and we’ll be happy to help!

Please note: Spanish captions are available on the BAT Program Orientation video. The captions can be auto translated via the video settings in YouTube if you would like captions in other languages. The Q&A session will be hosted in English.

Who is This For?

Anyone who has watched the BAT Program Orientation and has follow up questions.

What We'll Cover

This time is reserved for your questions. We’ll go into more detail on any part of the BAT program that you would like to know more about.


Advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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The zoo will close early at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023 for our annual member appreciation event.