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Pratt Museum

3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK
907-235-8635
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Ranked #3 of 14 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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was not quite sure what to expect and was very much surprised how fascinating this museum has presented its themes. There is a part on earthquakes, volcanos, Alaskan animals, birds, history of the town and tides. I spent a lot more time in this place than I expected and left with a lot more insights than when I entered... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very good representation of the history of the area. Lots of hands material and videos to keep younger visitors interested. Small marine life exhibit was very interesting. And the price was right.

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Phoenix
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a rainy afternoon and not much to do until we ran across the Pratt Museum....what a find! Beautifully laid out, great information about the founding families in the area, and lovely photos. well worth the trip....even if it's not raining!

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Cortes Island, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
60 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Pratt Museum is well worth the time and effort to visit. It has a lot of information on the native people that use to live here and the arrival of the the Europeans. The gift shop has a great selection and you can also buy a ticket for a draw for a locally made quilt.

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visiting this museum is a must when you come to Homer. It tells the stories of all the peoples who have lived in the area--the natives and the later settlers. The oral histories are particularly interesting.

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Murrieta, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Innovative quilts, an original log house with furnishings and a docent for explanations; inside, very interesting contemporary art. Worth the time.

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Trogen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A very interesting museum on the life in Homer and around - from the beginning to today. Worthwile for a visit - there are a lot of things to be discovered!

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

M is not big on museums, but she said that this was great. We enjoyed the videos, especially those depicting native activities. The Oil Spill section is especially informative. The homestead cabin is an opportunity to see and hear how it was back in the day. There was also an interesting artistic exhibit using animal bones found in Alaska. Hard... More

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Portland, Oregon
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147 reviews 147 reviews
56 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

this museum offers a unique take on life in Homer. I particularly loved the videos about life in this area from a homesteader point of view, from a native culture point of view and from current residents. There are informative displays about wildlife, about natural history and about the native peoples. The botanical garden is well done and helps identify... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not huge by any means, but what they have on local history, and local culture is outstanding. This, besides the Spit, is the one "don't miss" thing to do or see in Homer. You can spend a hour just watching the birds on Gull Island, via their live cam....

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