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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

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708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
+1 907-235-6667
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Great way to spend an hour or two. Provides historical background and insight into the natural... read more

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Judy w
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Gainesville, Florida
Great for families

The Wynn Nature Center is a great escape for families. The Boardwalks are quite and give you time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie S
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Homer, Alaska
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This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for all ages that range from the boreal forest of the 104 acre Wynn Nature Center on the north side of Kachemak Bay to the south There, in Peterson Bay guests explore tidepools, a rainforest and an archaeology site. Kayaking and overnight Yurt stays may also be added.The experienced hiker can also choose from guided hikes of varying difficulty.At the Homer Harbor, discover the world beneath your feet on a Creatures of the Dock Tour!!Where else can you see a seastar and a moose all in one day... personal, hands-on experience for all!
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708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
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Reviewed today

Great way to spend an hour or two. Provides historical background and insight into the natural wonders of the Alaskan coastal regions.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wynn Nature Center is a great escape for families. The Boardwalks are quite and give you time to search for wildlife.

Thank Debbie S
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Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

SO glad you enjoyed your time there. and EVERY Sunday is free for families all summer long!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been at the center as well as on their tours. I have also recommended the summer program for my teen grandson whom totally enjoyed it. I highly recommend this organization.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Wandered through on an off season visit and really enjoyed the center a lot. Very well thought through and laid out. Staff was very helpful. Free admission.

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Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

yay! And remember that when the snow falls, we have snowshoes available for 3 day checkout at our Headquarters in town ~ 708 Smokey Bay Way Don't stop exploring!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Very helpful staff with great exhibits. It was great to find the National Park stamps were also available

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The one hour Harbour Tour was amazing. A scientist from the Center of Alaskan Coastal Studies showed us the wildlife inside the harbour with lots of enthusiasm and detail. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We spent a day in the museum and walking on the estuary and beach. We saw three eagles up close, lots of gulls, and four cranes.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We did the Wynn Nature Center one day and their tidepooling/kayak adventure the next day in Peterson's Bay! Both were awesome but we loved the Tidepooling especially! At the nature center it was a nice easy walk anyone can do I'd say! We were within...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Take the 30 minute boat ride across the Bay and participate in the day nature and tidal zone tour from CACS - Center for Alaska Coastal Studies. The trails are beautiful and it is fun to look for tidal creatures.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

A fascinating and rewarding way to spend a day coming from Homer is to participate in the coastal preservation and restoration efforts of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The enthusiasm of the mostly young volunteers and students is both infectious and inspiring. You'll spend...More

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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi, It's great that you will travel to Homer this year! We do have space available on Saturday. What that day will look like is: the boat takes you across beautiful Kachemak Bay and to Peterson Bay, where our field... More
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20 June 2016|
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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi Nadine, the kids won't be bored AT ALL!! They probably won't want to leave. What the day looks like: Meet at the Homer Harbor and board the boat for a ride across Kachemak Bay, spending time around Gull Island, a... More
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