The university built this 18-by-18-foot bat house in 1991 as a replacement home for bats living in campus buildings. It is now gaining fame as the world's largest bat house. In late spring, summer, and early fall, at nightfall, visitors can watch the nightly emergence of between 40,000 and 70,000 Southeastern and Mexican free-tailed bats from a fenced observation area that has benches and an informational kiosk.
On Museum Road across from Lake Alice on the UF campus.
The bats normally emerge 15-20 minutes after sunset on calm, warm evenings when temperatures are at least 65 degrees.
north side of Museum Road between Village Drive and Radio Road across from Lake Alice, Gainesville, FL