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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

#4 of 53 things to do in Homer Features Animals
708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
+1 907-235-6667
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Excellent guided hike across the bay

We loved our day at Peterson Bay! The naturalists were knowledgeable and passionate about teaching... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
sarahfG3642NB
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Great experience-went in expecting another visitor center and was pleasantly surprised! Exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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

We loved our day at Peterson Bay! The naturalists were knowledgeable and passionate about teaching about the plants and organisms we found during our hike and tidepooling. It was one of our favorite days in Homer and perfect for our children. Thank you!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great experience-went in expecting another visitor center and was pleasantly surprised! Exhibits are well done and interesting. Staff was very helpful. Nice trail down to Bishops Beach. There were many options that I did not have time for-but would go back.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We we are 5 people family my kids are to University students and a junior high school student. They enjoy the trip very much and I admire their Environmental protection's hard work.

Thank Stheart C
Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Yay! glad that you enjoyed the time with us and hope that you bring home great memories of Kachemak Bay, Alaska!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour host was very knowledgeable and had the kids engaged. They saw, caught, and touched creatures under the dock that they would not have known otherwise existed. Very fun and inexpensive activity. If you have difficulty standing for an hour don't do it. There...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a Wednesday and had a wonderful tour guide named Molly who was extremely nice and informative. We took a tidal pool tour and learned about rocks, archeology and plants. We also learned about the history of the island peninsula and felt...More

Thank van728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, the exhibition is very nice and educating. The trail near by is very nice and educating. Highly recommended.

Thank itaybl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Center for Alaskan Studies, the advised that there was a trained naturalist will guide the tour to explore invertebrate life living on and around the Homer Harbor Docks so we signed up immediately. The naturalist was a young lady but incredibly...More

Thank Mooliday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at the small exhibit area, with no time to take the tours. It was still a great experience. The exhibits are interesting, gave a lot of new information and an historical perspective that we had not gotten elsewhere. I am not a...More

Thank J9063UDsusan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the naturalist Leah for our tour. Saw some unique and beautiful areas out on the water. Could have reduced the hour+ spent at the research center but all the marine biologists there were very friendly and informative too. Well worth the time and money...More

1  Thank Genie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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LeftHeartnAlaska
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
19 June 2016|
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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
11 October 2015|
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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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