The American
Bald Eagle Foundation

Conserving bald eagles and their habitat through empowering education for all ages

Join us for a day of discovery in Haines Alaska!


Meet the Birds

Get to know our resident birds and help us support them via personal sponsorships

Visit Our Facility

Visit our facility to tour the bird enclosures, view the exhibits in the natural history museum and to sample our gift shop

Get Involved

The American Bald Eagle Foundation offers numerous opportunities to get involved from programs to donations to volunteer opportunities

The mission of the American Bald Eagle Foundation is the conservation of the bald eagle and its habitat through education and stewardship

Biodiversity keeps life on this planet beautiful and thriving. Our vision is a human population dedicated to maintaining this vast diversity of species. We hope to foster appreciation and respect for the natural world in our guests by giving them the inspiration and tools they need to become effective stewards.

Founded in 1982 by Dave Olerud, the American Bald Eagle Foundation opened its doors to the public in 1984. In 1994 we began educating the public in the natural history museum, and in 2010, a live raptor center was added to the facility. The ABEF now houses a flock of live raptors and over 200 specimens in the museum.

Visitor Guidelines

All food and drink must be covered and put away.

Please stay on the boardwalk when visiting the raptor center.

Do not touch the taxidermy, cases, or enclosures.

Follow the directions from American Bald Eagle Foundation staff

All-Day Admisssion

Adults- $25
Children 6-12- $15
Children 5 and under- Free
Active Military- $15

These prices include sales tax.

Reservations are not required.

We recommend an hour and a half long visit, with a minimum of 45 minutes.


Service dogs are welcome in both the museum and raptor center, we appreciate advanced notice when possible!

Multi-lingual museum guides are available upon request.

The entire facility is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available for emergencies.

Accessible parking is available.