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American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum

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Address: 113 Haines Highway, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number:
+1 907-766-3094
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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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Lots of stuffed animals and a few live birds

The museum section is full of animals large and small that are shown in very lifelike stances.They have live raptors,bald eagles,owls,falcons and other birds who have been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Iona B
Sydney, Australia
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Juneau, Alaska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Cool place, well put together. Went in for the presentations during the bald eagle festival. Only complaint would be the giant pole in the presentation room that made seeing the screen really hard. Either way, really fun place to explore. Great to see the Eagles.

Thank alaskan907364
Poulsbo WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very knowledge personnel offering live shows of eagles and owls. Super cool. Lots to see. Great for kids too.

Thank pishposh59
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum is just ok. I wish I could give it higher marks but don't be misled, it is just an average attraction. The museum is in Haines Alaska and it typifies what you would expect from a small town that is trying to make some bucks off of tourists. They can't afford a glorius tribute... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited the museum to learn about the local eagle preserve and to get ideas for where to see and photograph eagles. Excellent source of info. Great display of mounted wildlife. Be sure and check winter hours which are much reduced after about Oct 1. Friendly outgoing staff.

Thank Fred F
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The museum section is full of animals large and small that are shown in very lifelike stances.They have live raptors,bald eagles,owls,falcons and other birds who have been injured and are being rehabilitated or can't be released for their own protection.There is a tour run throughout the day which covers the basic birds on display.Very informative but not enough time is... More 

Thank Iona B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I am so glad that I came upon this place and chose to stop in and pay the entry fee. Well worth it! It is important to know that the eagles here would not survive in the wild due to injuries, and this is a sanctuary for them. This is a unique experience for one to learn about eagles, their... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our ship docked in Haines and we literally walked the entire town and decided to stop in to see the eagles. It was very interesting to see all the animals and read little snippets about each one and then to be able to go see the two bald eagles live was really neat. Wish they hadn't been on the top... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

See the Eagle presentation while you are there...with 2 live bald eagles. There are also some good displays on a variety of things. Worth a quick stop, especially on a rainy day.

Thank Carol33364
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was probably the most disappointing place we visited in Alaska. There was a handful of rescued birds in cages which seemed too small and there was poor permanent interpretation so it was necessary to join a tour to learn about the birds. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable but we came away feeling very sad

Thank 654GregP654
ABEF2012, Manager at American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum, responded to this review

Hi there Greg, We are sorry to hear about your disappointing trip to our facility. I'd like to address a few of your responses and encourage that you ask these questions on future tours (whether at our facility or others). That way you leave our facility with a peace of mind knowing that bird welfare is always our number one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you won't to know about wildlife in Alaska this is the place . We were pleasantly surprised at all the wildlife and sea life . We got to see a bald eagle up close . Stand next to a stuffed Grizzly Bear ( Brown Bear ) . It was a rainy cold day and it was a perfect day... More 

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