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American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum

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Address: 113 Haines Highway, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: 19077663094
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization...

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Haines, Alaska. Since opening in 1994, our aim is to educate and inspire guests from around the world about the American bald eagle and interconnected species through our natural history museum and raptor center. Anyone who passes through our doors will take a walk through the cultural and natural history of Southeast Alaska. Let our staff guide you to understanding and appreciating the ecology of our unique region.

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Disappointed that we missed out on all its options

I was really disappointed when we arrived to find that this Foundation did aviary tours because I had emailed months prior and enquired, only to be told that they did not. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The third in the 3 museum package. First is a presentation on bald eagles, where 2 who could not make it in the wild are kept. Learned a lot about the eagles. Following this presentation we went to another room and had another presentation about other wildlife in Alaska where all types were displayed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit while in Haines, AK. Great job educating people on the connection between man and nature, and especially the Alaskan wildlife. Had the great pleasure of meeting the founder Dave Olerude, who shared many of his experiences with us. A true pleasure meeting him. A great organization and great people!

1 Thank Randy J
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really disappointed when we arrived to find that this Foundation did aviary tours because I had emailed months prior and enquired, only to be told that they did not. We would have loved to see all the birds! However, the museum has an excellent and extensive array of animals and 3 birds on display. We had to settle... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way out of Haines to visit the Kroschel Wildlife Centre, we had a little extra time and as we drove out of town I noticed two bald eagles sitting behind some mesh on the side of this building. I urged my husband to turn around so we could show the kids. We then realized it was attached to... More 

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MrsCheriMac, Manager at American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so glad you turned around and came in! Have a safe trip and be sure to come back sometime!! Cheryl McRoberts, Executive Director More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great helpful and friendly staff, and lots of stuffed animals. Quite useful for figuring out what you have been seeing while in Alaska. A couple of bald eaglesbin a decent sized aviary that are unable to be returned to the wild due to injury. We spotted wild eagles in a tree in town, that were just as close and not... More 

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Chinle, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I would highly recommend planning your visit so that you can take the guided tour. This allowed our family to go back and see all of the raptors they have there. The young guides were very informative and helped us increase our knowledge of raptors. The taxidermy displays were very good and also well arranged for learning.

2 Thank oldmotheryeager
New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The large taxidermy display of a wide variety of Alaskan wildlife was impressive. Including educational video's and literature. Very well done and well worth the visit.

1 Thank Craig R
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We visited the Bald Eagle Foundation on our short stop in Haynes on our cruise. They have a nice display area and a raven and bald eagle exhibit. The gal that takes care of the eagles came in and gave us nice presentation and a Q&A session. It was nice. There are 2 eagles that live at the facility because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating place. Great bald eagle live presentation. Beautifully set up with wild life displays and great staff. And I love Haines.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This museum has many stuffed animals on display and interesting information about wild animals in Alaska. There are 2 bald eagles on site. The young lady who did the presentation was very knowledgable and I learned some interesting things about them. There was also a special presentation with an owl that our tour group got to see (we were on... More 

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