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American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum

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Address: 113 Haines Highway, Haines, AK 99827
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+1 907-766-3094
9:00 am - 5:00 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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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... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2016
Pleasanton, California
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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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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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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Abby & Kelly were great tour guides. They provided information on the eagles, hawks and owls that were being treated at the museum due to injuries. The museum was a nice place to visit in Haines Alaska.

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Lyons, Michigan, Usa
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

We happend to be there when they had an open house, so it was a free visit. We got to tour the museum and the aviary. It was really neat. The interns were friendly and helpful. It is worth stopping by.

1 Thank Lori B
Sandpoint, Idaho
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This was our favorite museum in Haines. Make sure you see the eagle presentation!! The woman who gave the talk was great, and the live eagles were beautiful. The museum has loads of taxidermy animals from Alaska, with descriptions on each. It was wonderful to see the birds and now know what they are. I highly recommend this museum!

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

came to learn about bald eagles and was not at all disappointed! The bald eagle was shy, but the presenter made up for it. PS I LOVE HAINES,AK!!!!

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

The museum was well presented. They even have a live Eagle that they are taking care of because she was wounded. So they gave a complete description of her habits and lifestyle. The rest of the museum was very well done with some excellent stuffed animals on display.

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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Being a local Haines person, I love visiting the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Their programs change frequently, they have live birds to view (eagles, owls, etc.) and what I especially like, is that they teach local youth about bird handling. These young folks are experts in local birds and their habitats and do a wonderful job of sharing their knowledge... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

A lot of people have put a lot of work into this place. Amazing exhibits, a lot of history and of course seeing 2 Bald Eagles was pretty cool. Easily spend a good hour or more here. One for families, a really interesting and well worth place to visit.

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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Haines Alaska for 12 years and love visiting the foundation. They have extremely knowledgeable staff and live birds on display. A large collection of local animals and sealife that has been taxadermied so you can see just how tall a grown bull moose is and how massive our brown bears get. Make it a destination on your... More 

1 Thank Rodney H

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