The American Bald Eagle Foundation is located in Haines, Alaska.
Known as the “adventure capital of Alaska”, Haines is a small community in Southeast Alaska on the upper Lynn Canal. The American Bald Eagle Foundation is about three blocks from the center of town and two blocks from the cruise ship docks.
The American Bald Eagle Foundation is a two part organization dedicated to the education and conservation of our national bird and its habitat throughout North America. The first half our of organization is a natural history museum with over 200 Southeast Alaskan specimens. The second half of our facility is a raptor center. Currently we house 11 avian ambassadors.
If you’re arriving in Haines by ferry, you can make a left on Lutak Road and continue until Lutak Road goes up a hill and turns into 2nd avenue. You’ll continue straight at the four-way stop sign (our only one in town) and then you will make a left when you hit the next stop sign on Haines Highway. The American Bald Eagle Foundation is located immediately on the right. If you pass the post office, you’ve gone too far.
If you’re arriving to Haines by airplane, make a right on the Haines Highway toward Haines and continue straight until you pass second street (just before second street is the fire/police station) . You’ll make your first right after second street into the ABEF parking lot. If you pass the post office, you’ve gone too far.
If you’re driving from Canada, stay straight on Haines Highway until you pass second street (just before second street is the fire/police station). You’ll make your first right after second street into the ABEF parking lot. If you pass the post office, you’ve gone too far.
If you’re walking from the cruise ship dock, You’ll make a right once you’re off the dock and walk straight on Haines Highway for about two blocks. You’ll need to cross the street at the crosswalk near the Quick Stop, you’ll pass the post office and then arrive at the ABEF.
Summer costs (May-November)
- Natural History Museum are: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and retired military, $5 for children ages six-fifteen. Active military and children under six are free.
- Natural history museum/raptor center pass for $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and retired/active military, $8 for children of all ages (0-15).
Winter costs (December-April)
- Natural history museum are: $6 flat rate (children under 15 free).
- Natural history museum/raptor center pass for $9 flat rate.
Our hours vary seasonally:
- May-September: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday- Friday; 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.. on Saturdays, closed Sundays.
- October-April: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday- Friday, closed weekends unless by appointment.