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Pratt Museum

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Address: 3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK
Phone Number: 907-235-8635
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and...
Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and natural history museum, where an added touch is the special camera setup allowing you to zoom in to view wildlife in the distance. Get an ecology lesson on a forest trail and identify wildflowers in the outdoor garden.
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Most recent review
Love the local art

Art and nature, what could be better? They had a cool science section, a nice gift shop, local history, and art. Something for everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Kara L
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Tanana, AK
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Tanana, AK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Art and nature, what could be better? They had a cool science section, a nice gift shop, local history, and art. Something for everyone.

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Ennis, Montana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised and the quality of this museum. I mean, Homer Alaska, do you think you are going to find a lot of high quality displays? Well, apparently, YES. It is a somewhat small, maybe medium sized museum, but there is a lot to see. Many multimedia kiosks, very modern. There is a very large amount of information... More 

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Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The museum is small but provides a lot of information about the history and wildlife of the area. Very interesting displays and well maintained. I really recommend to visit this museum and spend there at least half day.

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Homer, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our little museum is one of the best in the world. See the kiddie tank and hold a hermit crab or revisit the devastation of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Homesteading exhibit is great!

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Homer, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love this museum and recommend to all my guests. The live web cams are so exciting and the feeding of the fish for kids is great. Also, love the art displays.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Pratt Museum is THE best introduction to Kachemak Bay and the charming town of Homer. The Award-winning museum's permanent and temporary exhibits will enable you to enjoy your visit more because you will understand what makes this amazing place tick, both in terms of the Bay itself (one of the richest in the world, biologically speaking) and the interesting... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We lucked out and had the place to ourselves, lots to see and learn dont miss out open all the drawers! great staff - a can't miss!

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Byron Center, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a very rainy day on our two day stay in Homer and were looking for some indoor things to do. This is an informative and interesting place. Easy to do in a couple of hours. Worth the visit if you have the time (especially if raining outside).

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Anchorage, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Interesting displays of early homesteaders and gold seekers. Nice visiting exhibit about bears. Can be visited in a couple of hours.

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United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Pratt Museum was a fantastic showcase of the local history. The personal stories from the locals were fantastic. This museum was well done.

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