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Pratt Museum

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Address: 3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK 99603-7579
Phone Number: 907-235-8635
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and...

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.

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Nice small town museum

The museum has an eclectic collection of natural history and local history displays, and a weak art collection. This would be worthwhile for anyone who appreciates small town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Roycal
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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190 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum has an eclectic collection of natural history and local history displays, and a weak art collection. This would be worthwhile for anyone who appreciates small town museum efforts (as we do). I should add that the staff (not sure if paid or volunteer) were very nice and very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

this was a very interesting time we had on a rainy day. the exhibits were real and accurate. I would suggest this to people who want to know about homer

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently visited the Pratt museum and was pleasantly surprised. Although it has gotten great reviews I figured it would be a quick visit. We ended up spending hours here exploring the museum. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The exhibits were interesting, interactive, and educational. They even had a live octopus which was a treat to see. There... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to fill in an hour or two. Good info on history, flora and fauna and even an old timer in the cabin yo speak too! Don't miss if you are in Homer.

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Gold Coast Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stroll around the garden where berries grow, then absorb yourself in the art, local history and natural history of the area in the museum. Learn about homesteading, native Alaskan traditions and contemporary art. When you've taken in the 3 levels of displays, visit the gift shop for a memento to take home. Outside, visit the cottage depicting Homer's Homesteading history.... More 

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Goldendale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good museum with a varied content. It is a combination art and local historical presentation. Lots of kids and an area for them to interact with some displays. Generally it's do not touch.very friendly staff!

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is packed with interesting interactive displays about pioneer life, the local ecosystem, the fishing industry and more. Highlights for me were the rustic dollhouse, the firsthand reports from survivors of shipwrecks, the video on an early woman settler, and the lively octopus in the small downstairs aquarium

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Thank Cheryl A
Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of hands on interactive displays; great at presenting a sense of pioneer and native life , well chosen videos and audio tapes enhanced the material

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining, and so we decided to visit the Pratt Museum. We were totally unprepared for how well curated the exhibitions were. The art gallery has changing exhibits: when we were there we thoroughly enjoyed seeing home and farm implements made by Jeff and Ranja Dean (the dollhouse was amazing!), The rest of the museum had various exhibits about... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local museum. Great rainy day option. Well worth the visit any day. Wonderful historical info throughout.

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