Distance from hotel: 6.50 miles
Discover Art, Wildlife & History At Pratt Museum in Homer, AK
For a good sense of local history, Homer’s Pratt Museum is an absolute must-see when you’re in Alaska. Immerse in the arts, explore wildlife and marine life, and soak up history at this cultural museum with outdoor trails, a homestead cabin, and indoor exhibits. Artifacts, paintings, audios, and videos bring the past and present of Kachemak Bay to life. Gain a unique perspective on what it was all like back then in the eyes of local fisherman and early settlers. You’ll even get a glimpse of the area that was affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Marvel at fascinating puffins, sea otters, and guillemots on the screen. Come summertime, be sure to visit the botanical garden with over 150 species of plants and follow the forested trails for special events and an outdoor theater.
Youth (ages 6-18): $5;
Children under 6: Free
Summer Hours (May 15 – September 14): 10am – 6pm daily;
Winter Hours (September 15 – May 14): 12pm – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday
- Outdoor Theater
- Summertime Guided Tours
- Fish Feeding
- Summertime Special Events
- Collections Tours
- Cabin Storytelling
- Indoor & Outdoor Exhibits
- Live Web Cams
- Walking Trails
- Informative Videos
- Gift Shop
- Botanical Garden
- What outdoor activities are offered at the Pratt Museum?If you’re visiting the Pratt Museum in the summer, there’s plenty of outdoor activities like visiting the tiny cabin right outside the museum for an interesting narrative. You can stroll through the botanical garden to see beautiful plants and flowers, or explore forested trails with outdoor exhibits along the way. The museum also offers special events at the outdoor theater.
- Does the Pratt Museum offer tours?Yes. The Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, offers the guided Collections Tour on Thursdays at 2 p.m.. Peek into the museum’s collections storage. See fine art, historic artifacts, fossils, maps, bones, and birds on this rare public tour. The tour is limited to six people and requires a reservation so be sure to reserve your spot. The cost of the tour is $5 per person.