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Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats Bat Exhibit Turns Myths Upside-Down
“Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats,” a touring museum exhibition produced by Evergreen Exhibitions, is bringing the mystery surrounding bats out of the dark.
The 2,500 square foot exhibition dispels popular misconceptions about bats, describes their ecological importance and gives visitors an appreciation of the true wonders of the bat world. The exhibit includes special effects, multi-sensory interactive displays, a Gothic castle and environmentally lifelike settings.
Dr. Merlin Tuttle, founder of Bat Conservation International (BCI), serves as scientific consultant. BCI is recognized as the international leader in conservation and education initiatives that protect bats and their habitats.
A Neo-Gothic portal opens the way into the exhibit. The adjacent home of the 18th-century bat enthusiast walks visitors through centuries of mythic representations of bats by different cultures.
A transitional area with bat portrait photography and a giant-screen video introduces visitors to the real world of bats as diverse, beneficial mammals with fascinating skills and extraordinary abilities.
A hands-on display relates to the evening activities of bats, such as echolocation (sonar ability), pollination, diet and flight. For example, in a demonstration of echolocation, visitors can use a joystick to maneuver a bat model in search of food using a laser to simulate sonar. In a visit to a bat nursery, visitors learn how caring bat mothers are by using sound to help the mother bat find her baby.
This exhibit is based on the highly successful 5,000-square-foot version of Masters of the Night, which has stunned audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. Evergreen Exhibitions created the smaller exhibit in response to the overwhelming demand from smaller markets wishing to bring this popular exhibit to their communities.
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Source: Evergreen Exhibitions