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Pratt Museum

Make sure that while you are in Alaska you check out the Pratt Museum it is located about 200 miles south of Anchorage, right on the Kenai Peninsula. The museum is interdisciplinary and is the only one on the Kenai Peninsula. Their indoor exhibits focus on art, natural history, native cultures, homesteading, fishing, and marine ecology. Some of the other attractions focus on Alaskan wildlife, saltwater aquaria, and a very cool museum store.

Their attractions even change from time to time so make sure that you check out the website to see what they are featuring. The Harrington Cabin is always on display. It is a cabin filled with items that showcased hardworking people. They also have some beautiful botanical gardens that have a large array of over 150 plant species that are native to the area. The museum also offers various educational programs that take place throughout the year. Make sure to check out the website for more information about when those events are to take place.
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Enjoy the History

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The museum was built on land that was donated by Sam and Vega Pratt. Sam's collection actually helped to create and inspire the Homer Society of Natural History in the year 1955. The museum was later named for the Pratts because of their contributions.
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Take in the Beauty

Depending on the time of year the hours of the museum do vary. Their summer hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, during the winter they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 5 pm. They are closed during the month of January as well as major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter. Their Administrator offices are however open all year round from 9 am to 5 pm. The price of admission does vary based on age and membership. Adults from the ages of 13 and older are $15, AK adults, with an id, are $13, all seniors 65 and older get in for $13 as well as active military. Kids from the ages of 6 to 12 are just $9 and then children under 5 get in for free.
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