Lubee Bat Conservancy

1309 NW 192nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609

Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving bats and their habitats through research, conservation, and education, with a focus on children and community engagement.

Lubee Bat Conservancy provides an excellent opportunity to visit a one-of-a kind conservation and education center, dedicated specifically to bats. Lubee places both conservation and education as its two core institutional purposes. Lubee is a certified member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, America’s leading accreditation organization for zoological institutions that have achieved rigorous standards for animal care and education. We provide a unique educational setting, permitting students and visitors close viewing of animals in a working conservation center environment.

Our education programs are available to students and groups of all ages including private tours, scout groups and schools(public, private and home-school). Students gain an appreciation of bats, their habitats and ecosystem dynamics.

Lubee is located on 110 acres of beautiful old Florida country in a very secluded and peaceful setting. Tours can be given any day of the week and typically last 1-2 hours. Guests are engaged with an age appropriate PPT, followed by a visit to our primary bat viewing facility.

We house over 200 bats representing 10 species, including the Malayan Flying Fox which can attain a wingspan of 6′. All of our bats are frugivorous, and guests have an opportunity to observe them interacting with numerous fruits and enrichment devices.

Tours need to be scheduled in advance, no walk-ins available. For more information please email or call 352-485-1250.