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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 2013
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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Melbourne, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
45 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We saw a lot of museums in Alaska and this one ranks highly for us. It is quite small but very well organised and with comprehensive displays about local and first Americans history, wildlife, geology and lots else. There are interactive exhibits, including one with voice recording of fisherfolk involved in the risks of the ocean. The visit was a... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This museum was highly recommended and it lived up to expectations! I especially enjoyed the top floor, with a lot of anthropological information about the human history of the area. The oil spill exhibit was also interesting, however it was very out of date - they had made an effort to update it in 2001, but that was still over... More

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Eastover, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I enjoyed learning more about the area and its history. The exhibits were well done. The staff was extremely friendly. For a small local museum they have done an exceptional job!

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ks
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171 reviews 171 reviews
55 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We adults enjoyed the museum. There seemed to be even more exhibits for kids than for adults. There is some art work exhibited, but it is not the main focus.

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Maybrook, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Was nice, especially liked the videos about the homesteaders who settled the area. A lot of local history.

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Homer, Alaska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Pratt Museum was an excellent place to visit to learn more about the Kenail Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, and the amazing natural and cultural history of the area. There are three floors of exhibits, including a few small tanks containing some of the small creatures you can find in the waters of Kachemak Bay. The same floor focuses on the... More

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Ringwood, Illinois,USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very interesting small town Museum. Great historical information about the area, people and nature. Would recommend anyone traveling to Homer, AK to stop and visit.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great bookstore, and new local history exhibit. Great sealife in tanks for kids. The homestead house with host was new to me. I do wish the oil spill recording was not as loud and that it seems to play continuously; hard to concentrate on reading and the other exhibits in the room.

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Cumming, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Little museum but lots of info. Really enjoyed the stories of people who lived and survived in the area. Great live cameras of wild life. Wonderful Bear videos. Great value if you use the Northern Light coupon BOGO.

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Bakersfield, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I love to explore the history of towns. Homer has a rich history and the people there are eager to share it with you. This is a wonderful place and the staff if very friendly!

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