The 2017 Bracken Bat Flight Season is over. This is a summer-only experience. The next season will be announced by June 1st, 2018.


Just a few miles from Natural Bridge Caverns is another amazing natural wonder:

The Bracken Bat Flight. And for a limited time we are offering the opportunity to witness the evening emergence of the world's largest bat colony. Be there as millions of free-tailed bats spiral out of Bracken Cave and take to the skies on their nightly hunt for insects, in a truly awe-inspiring reminder of how amazing nature can be.

First, though, you'll have a very different, but equally spectacular experience at Natural Bridge Caverns. Choose a package that includes our Discovery Tour, featuring our largest and most breathtaking formations. Or if you'd like to take to the skies yourself (nowhere near the bats, of course!), you can tackle the fun of the Canopy Explorer Course. So whether you're on the ground, below it, or above it, there's always something to discover.

What You Need To Know

The Bracken Bat Flight is an outdoor, natural experience.

All experiences begin in the afternoon and can last from 4 to 6 hours. Depending on which package you choose the start time and length of experience will vary. Please look at your tickets for start times and plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior. Upon arrival, all members of your party must check in at the Natural Bridge Caverns Group Sales/Online ticket window. These packages are limited capacity events and refunds will not be given if you are late.

All guests will first experience the Natural Bridge Caverns Discovery Tour and/or the Canopy Explorer Course depending on what package you choose. After you experience Natural Bridge Caverns' attractions, an orientation will be held for the Bracken Bat Flight. Then all guests will drive their own vehicles to Bracken Cave, located a few miles away.