No, this isn't the beginning of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
The bats belong to the Organization for Bat Conservation's new education center, known as the Bat Zone, which opens this weekend.
Executive Director Rob Mies says the move to Pontiac from their former space at the Cranbrook Institute of Science means there will be more space for animals and visitors. The bats the organization takes care of are all orphaned or injured — and many hail from much warmer locales — so they won't be flying over downtown Pontiac.
But the new building will also be the center of a nationwide research project on the lives of urban bats.