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“Art Above the Oil”
Review of Pratt Museum

Pratt Museum
Ranked #3 of 54 things to do in Homer
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Upstairs (and out back) art is on display, downstairs a history of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill is laid out. Very inspiring and educational.

Thank AKcabingirlA
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stopped at the Pratt on our way out of town on our way to Seward. It is a small museum, but very informative. Clearly the people that run it truly love their state and their town. I would recommend a stop at the Pratt to anyone in Homer.

Thank Abby K
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We enjoyed a couple of hours going through the Pratt museum. The history of the Homer area was presented in an engaging was with lots of interactive exhibits. Take a couple of hours to go through the museum at the beginning of your stay in Homer, and you will have a great bit of background information for a better understanding of this place.

Thank jgingerich
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The best part of this museum is the camera on a "bird only island" in the harbour. You can spend hours just working the camera in and out of the nests, bird antics, etc. Oh, the homesteader cabin set up is fun.

Thank AWanderingViking
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Having been in Pratt Museum more than once, I have never been ceased being amazed by the shows they put on. I was brought to tears when watching how the birds were struggling to survive the Oil Spill. Last summer, I was told a whale bone structure was in the making....finally the good news. The show "Encounters: Whales In Our Waters," will open on Feb. 1 2013. Bone expert Lee Post and Homer volunteers have put together the skeleton of a young male gray whale found floating dead in Halibut Cove Lagoon 13 years ago. It is said after it was towed to shore, museum staff and helpers butchered and cut out the skull, back, flippers and other bones. The bones were sunk in a crab pot near the lagoon to let marine critters nibble away at rotting flesh. Seven months later, the bones were hauled out, dirty and smelly, but less gross. Can't wait to see this with my own eyes.

Thank Ukudigal
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