Nebraska Wildlife Rehab's Annual "Bats Over Omaha" Release is Saturday May 4!

Annually, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab releases a group of bats (approximately 200 to 300 of the big brown bat species; photos from previous events courtesy Nebraska Wildlife Rehab) received over the winter, primarily removed from people's houses.

The release allows the bats to return to the wild on an evening selected very carefully, as ideal weather conditions must be met.*

The 2019 release event is Saturday, May 4, beginning at 6 pm in Joslyn Art Museum's east sculpture garden. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, but respectfully asked to leave dogs at home for this particular event (ensures a safer release for the bats).

*NOTE: This event is subject to last minute scheduling/postponement due to weather conditions. Please be sure to check Nebraska Wildlife Rehab's website for updates on the event.

A hands-on activity sponsored by Nebraska Wildlife Rehab will be available for younger guests.

The release will happen at dusk (approximately 8 pm).

The Museum's Pavilion galleries will be open, including the special exhibition 30 Americans (free tickets for all May 4 & 5). Restrooms inside the atrium entrance will be accessible to attendees during the event. Join us!