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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

#4 of 52 things to do in Homer Features Animals
708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
+1 907-235-6667
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Great, fascinating opportunity

What a remarkable place! Beautiful exhibits of scientific interest concerning the flora and fauna... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Wonderful Wildlife Center

Don't miss this well presented center in Homer, right on the highway. Birds, otters, foxes and... read more

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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 4 days ago via mobile

What a remarkable place! Beautiful exhibits of scientific interest concerning the flora and fauna of the coastal region. Really well done.

Thank AboveEarth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't miss this well presented center in Homer, right on the highway. Birds, otters, foxes and other wildlife featured in this museum. Wonderful staff!

Thank Pamiruru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I scheduled a last minute (day before) tour across Kachemak Bay to Peterson and China Poot Bay for some awesome tidepooling. The tides were incredibly low so we got the chance to see an enormous about of creatures including octopus, sea stars, chitons, anemones, crabs,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to visit to get both culteral and environmental information from displays, videos and site personell. I enjoyed the kayak displays and the unusually large bay facing windows which had cable rigging to stabilize them in the winds.

Thank nmtechi
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in because the local paper said there was a bunch of activities for kids the week we were in Homer. We stopped in to find out what they had going on. They basically just tried to sell us tours.... none of which seemed...More

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Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi! I'm glad you made it to Homer! I apologize that you didn't receive information you were happy with. I'm not sure who you spoke with at our headquarters but we actually do not offer ANY tours that we charge for at this time of...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Had a friend who worked here in the past, and it was recommended in the National Geographic travel book. As a naturalist in Georgia, it was awesome to be able to ask someone the same kinds of questions that I get asked there and have...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was impressed by the extended information on the Aleutian Islands presented in this Center! I visited numerous museums, visitor centers and cultural centers on my trip - this one was certainly different in content. Well worth a couple of hours!

Thank Deb022
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We did two excursions with this group and both were very interesting, Seth was our guide for the Dock tour. He showed us all the creatures who live under the dock plus some who live in the water. The Starfish was the most interesting. Henry...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is definitely a must stop for any visitor. Our first time to AK and it was so interesting and very informative.

Thank beachchicFlorida
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Inexpensive and fun way to spend an hour of your day. Didn't even realize how many creatures were visible from the docks...and the Deadliest Catch boats were in view too! Loved this tour and how informative it was.

Thank Gina S
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LeftHeartnAlaska
We are in Homer AK tomorrow and Sat 7/23/16 can we arrange for a nature guided tour to Peterson Cove? Thank you!
21 July 2016|
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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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RIDI0406
Could someone who has been on the all day (8 hour) Natural History Tour tell me how the day is broken up? How much walking is involved in terms of distances. We have a 10 and 12 year old. Do you think the kids would be bored at all? Thanks! Nadine
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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denatravels
How do I reach you from the cruise port?
12 October 2015|
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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi, This is Melanie from the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies - the answers above are correct as well as - if you're going to join us for our Cruise Ship Special Peterson Bay Tour - please take the Cruise Ship Spit Shuttle... More
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