Every time you visit Lubee Bat Conservancy YOU are helping save species!
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING OUR SCHOOL TOURS:
Lubee houses over 160+ bats representing 12 species, including the Malayan Flying Fox which can attain a wingspan of 6'! The majority of our bats are frugivorous, and students will have an opportunity to observe the bats up close, as the bats interact with each other, and numerous enrichment foods & toys.
Lubee Bat Conservancy offers a truly unique outdoor educational experience for students to learn about and view some of the largest and most endangered species of bats in the world up close. Our educational program is offered to grades Pre-K through 12th and College.
Masks are no longer required during school
School Tours are available Monday through Friday, at 11am. Optional tour times are available at 12pm or 1pm.
Students will be engaged with an interactive presentation aligned with FL State Standards. Presentations will vary with grade level. The tour will last between 1.5 to 2 hours (depending on your timeframe) and will consist of a PPT presentation, Education animal encounter, followed by a visit to view our Bats up close!! If your schedule allows, students will take part in bat inspired games and/or explore our Nature Play areas too. All Field Trips can be modified to fit your class’s needs.
Facilities and restrooms are handicapped
ALL School Tours have a minimum $100 donation and will increase from there.
Donation Break Down: $5/student and $10/teacher or adult chaperone
50 students = $250
5 teachers or adult chaperone = $50
TOTAL = $300
Your donation is due the day of your scheduled tour.
Lubee accepts Cash, Check, and all major credit cards.
Payment can be paid in person or over the phone at 352-485-1250.
We HIGHLY suggest that you reserve your school field trip months in advance.
If you know that you want a field trip for the following school year, reserve the date ASAP!
We can accommodate school groups of up to 100 guests per day. Large school groups of 50 students or more, will be divided into smaller groups, where students will be rotated through varies activities.
Prior to the start of your tour, students are welcome to enjoy their lunches at our shaded picnic tables while being immersed in nature. During their lunch time, students can enjoy the large open space and discover all the nature play areas before their scheduled tour starts.
Lubee has a small Gift Shop with prices starting at $2. Students and adults alike will discover an array of stickers, plushes, and multiple other items.
Tours are all outdoor, however the bat viewing area is a covered along with our Education Center. Should the day of your scheduled tour be forecasted for rain, tours can still be facilitated. During all seasons in Florida it is recommended to have on hand bug spray and sunscreen. We have water refill stations for your reusable water bottles.
During the winter months, we may have to cancel/reschedule tours due to temperatures below 50°F at time of scheduled tour. A staff member will call you to reschedule. Keep this in mind when scheduling during the colder Florida months.
Lubee does not have a standard parking lot. We are located on an open field and parking will start along a fence line. Follow the indicated signs upon arrival. Please leave room for others to get in/out of their vehicles. Parking is handicapped accessible.
We offer virtual school tours for all those that are not able to visit in person. Check out our Zoom Classroom Tours! Several pricing packages available.
2023 TOURS ARE SOLD OUT!
CHECK CALENDAR REGURARLY FOR CANCELLATIONS AND AVAILABILITY.
The 2024 calendar will open for scheduling towards the end of 2023.