Bat Night Returns to Olompali State Historic Park in Novato
This Saturday, August 4, 2018, Bat Night returns to Olompali State Park in Novato. This fun family event features an evening of bat-related crafts and activities and a chance to meet live bats in person. You'll also get to see bats exiting the park's old barn at night. It's a lot of fun, and you'll learn about the vital role bats play in our ecosystem.
Bat Night starts at 6 pm with bat snacks, bat mask decorating, bat info, a raffle, bat houses, and a chance to meet real live bats. A presentation by NorCal Bats follows at 8:30, and bats will emerge from the barn at dusk. Bring a flashlight and chairs or blankets to sit on while observing bats.
Bat Night at Olompali is a free event! There's an $8 per car parking fee, and donations of course are welcome. For more information, visit www.parks.ca.gov or www.olompali.org, or call (707) 762-9715. This event is presented by the Olompali People and California State Parks.
Nestled at the foot of Mt. Burdell near Novato, Olompali State Park is one of Marin's hidden gems and offers miles of hiking trails, historic sites spanning 8,000 years of human habitation, and sweeping views of the Petaluma River Valley. It's well worth a visit at any time of year.
If You Go
Olompali State Historic Park is located three miles north of Novato. To get there, take Highway 101 to the Atherton Avenue/San Marin Drive exit in Novato and head west on San Marin Drive. Turn right onto Redwood Boulevard (just past the end of the freeway overpass) and follow it to the park entrance.