Relaxing two hours on the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake.
Picnic Cruise (BYOB)
Bring your favorite food and drink to enjoy and share if you choose!
Join us for conversation with old friends and new!
Free-tailed Bat Emergence
See the bats emerge from the Congress Ave. Bridge at sundown.
Hosts Matt Dillahunty, Jim Barrows, Student Doctor Ben, and Johnny P. Angel are planning to join us for a two-hour cruise around Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake if you have lived in Austin for more than 15 years!) that will bring us to the Congress Avenue Bridge at sundown for the emergence of the world's largest urban bat colony.
Tickets are $40 for the two-hour cruise from 7-9 pm, boarding begins at 6:30 pm
WHAT TO BRING: The cruise is BYOB/F(ood) and we have made arrangements to provide unlimited non-alcoholic drinks (bottled water, sodas, juices, an assortment of mixers), plus ice, extra ice chests, and supplies like the plastic cups and napkins. There will be a TABC certified bartender to serve guests – you just bring your alcohol of choice and the bartender will be happy to chill/serve as requested. Bring what you like to eat, maybe enough to share pot-luck style with others.
AND on SUNDAY: If you are in Austin the following day, consider making plans to join us in the studio audience at the ACA Freethought Library for live broadcasts of The Atheist Experience and Talk Heathen. First up is Talk Heathen (1-2:30 pm) followed by The Atheist Experience (4:30-6 pm) and you are invited to stay for both or either or simply stop by to reconnect with everyone! Doors open at noon, and parking is "where you can find a legal spot" after the lot is full. Matt Dillahunty & Jim Barrows will be hosting The Atheist Experience and Johnny P. Angel & Student Doctor Ben will be hosting Talk Heathen. (You don't need to have a ticket for the Bat Cruise to attend the shows!)
The address for joining us in the studio is 1507 West Koenig Lane, Austin, TX 78756
WHERE TO PARK: The Lone Star Riverboat dock is West of the Hyatt Hotel by approximately 100 yards, next to the South First Street bridge, and on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake. There is limited free parking at Vic Mathias Shores, formerly known as Auditorium Shores (click for directions). However, that parking is available on a first come first serve basis and is subject to closure due to special events at the park. We recommend giving yourself a little extra time, reviewing the alternative paid parking options, and checking out a map heading our way so you have a back up plan if the free parking is not available. We are ADA accessible. We do not allow dogs unless they are trained service animals.
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