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Pratt Museum

3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK
907-235-8635
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Homer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hayward, WI
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you cannot find something of interest in this small, local museum, you're not looking. Special entrance for those with mobility problems. Three good videos, including one of everyone's favorite Homer families, the Kilchers. Live Webcams from Gull Island and Katmai for the brown bears. Wildflower habitat garden. Hiking trail. Local art. Displays of homestead life, the '64 earthquake, native... More

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Hedgesvill
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is interactive and interesting and it has a nice exhibit of wildlife. Easy to get to in Homer. There is a fee.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Pratt Museum is excellent, it gives a terrific look at history and cultures in the Kenai Peninsula. During our visit there was a docent on site at the Harrington Cabin, the opportunity to hear about "homesteading" life in Alaska from someone that actually lived it was a real treat.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We spent 4 hours here and could have spent at least 2 more hours here but ran out of time. Loved it. Loved the theatre. Also, loved the Ruth Kilcher video. The fishing section was outstanding. Don't miss it.

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New Rochelle, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My family visited the Pratt Museum on our recent visit to Homer. We very much enjoyed the art exhibit, the exhibits about life in Homer and the indigenous population -- especially the Dining Table.

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Goshen Ind
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum has a delightful mingling of history, art, and science. Like many Alaska towns, it has interesting exhibits about native people. The art includes painting and sculpture and is a nice variety. There's an interesting section on fishing. The nature trail out in back is gorgeous. You can do the whole place in a couple of hours.

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This small museum has a little bit of everything. We loved the natural history exhibits and my daughter got a behind the scenes fish feeding experience which she loved. The historical exhibits were very informative. We took a stroll through the botanical garden and one of the staff members, who was obviously a botanist, gave us great information about the... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Only a few exhibits here that held my small children's interest so I had to make my visit more brief than I would have liked, I must go back. Extensive exhibit about the 1989 oil spill that was wonderful and very interesting. Beautiful garden outdoors with local plants & flowers. Outdoor walking trails with displays. Small entry fee, but worth... More

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swansea ma us
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

One of the best local museums. Very good marine life exhibit. And don't miss the local Denai'i "dinner table" in the bottom floor. You haven't seen anything like it.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place was a delight from the moment we walked in - from the incredible local art to the historic treasure trove of memories and artifacts. LOVED IT ALL! Spend an afternoon here.

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