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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

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Loved the educational displays. Our daughter in law ( a marine biology center instructor in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pat B
Milton, Florida, United States
Our children loved it

It was a good experience to see what is below the sea-level in the docks. They really go on their... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Wout V
Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
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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...more
708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
+1 907-235-6667
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the educational displays. Our daughter in law ( a marine biology center instructor in Florida) would have gone berserk with questions and admiration.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

It was a good experience to see what is below the sea-level in the docks. They really go on their belly to look and search for sealife. They found a sea urchin, a starfish, anemones, jellyfish, ... and they were able to touch some of...More

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Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

SO glad your family enjoyed this! It truly is amazing what is in 'our backyard'! Let us know what they find in yours! And, shoot us an email info@akcoastalstudies.org and we'll send a coloring page with so many intertidal creatures so your children can share...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Very interesting and educational experience. Also interesting to kids as there are lots of displays which have videos, to scale models and "please touch" displays. As always in Alaska, the rangers and people in this Center are helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We spent twenty...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

They offer free tide pooling and their employees are very educated and helpful and knowledgeable! It was super fun and educational!

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

This was a very fun experience. We weren’t sure what to expect. Great opportunity for those who don’t want to dive or swim to see some of the sea creatures, and touch them if they’re brave they enough. Great to watch the children build up...More

1  Thank zoolife1
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We did the Creatures of the Dock tour. Though this tour is more geared towards children, my husband and I didn't feel awkward on the tour when we were the only ones. We learned quite a bit and it was neat to see some of...More

1  Thank TravelingYanks
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Extremely knowledgeable and love teaching others about sea life. We enjoyed it so much we went to all three of their locations

2  Thank morganreed727
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We stopped in the visitors center to acclimate ourselves to the town of Homer and the region in general. The building was lovely with adequate parking and the exhibits were well done providing helpful insights to understanding the history, geology, birds and animal habitats of...More

1  Thank HAZbeen2014
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I booked a combo tour (hiking & kayaking) with them. They take good care of you, starting from the online-booking to the moment you arrive. You will be provided with every information necessary and useful. Just take the time to read them and follow the...More

1  Thank Bra_Rog
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It is a great place to learn about the area! They also go out tide pooling! We were able to see star fish, an octopus and many other creatures with the help of their guides!

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Robert C
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi Robert, It is about 8 miles from the end of the Homer Spit to the Wynn Nature Center and about 4 miles from our Headquarters in the heart of Homer. You could take the Trolley to town (it stops right by us) and take a... More
Sara R
June 8, 2018|
Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi! The Creatures of the Dock Tours are 'about' an hour! You don't need reservations, just show up a bit before 1:30 or 4:30pm and your naturalist will get you signed up
July 21, 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