The World’s Largest Occupied Bat Houses. The two University of Florida Bat Barns and Bat House, are located on the north side of Museum Road across from Lake Alice on the UF campus.
Visitors are welcome to observe the bats emerging in the evenings seven days a week. There are no staff onsite or facilities available. The best time to view bats is to arrive before sunset to find a spot to observe the bats. They normally emerge 15-20 minutes after sunset. There are benches along the fence line on Museum Road, as well as across the street near Lake Alice. Watch the western sky over the pine trees and around the streetlights.
The most common species living in these bat houses is the Brazilian free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis. The southeastern bat, Myotis austroriparius, and evening bat, Nycticeius humeralis, also live in the structures.