Pratt Museum Winter Hours
Galleries and Museum Store open 12 noon–5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and closed on Easter Sunday, March 31.
NOW SHOWING IN THE SPECIAL EXHIBITS GALLERY
ENCOUNTERS: WHALES IN OUR WATERS
Through interactive and multi-media displays this exhibit explores nine cetacean species, from porpoises to baleen whales, that frequent Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet. The emphasis is on how people of the region interact with whales. Visitors can have their own personal encounter with the 38-foot-long gray whale skeleton now hanging in the center of the Pratt’s Special Exhibits Gallery!
Encounters: Whales in Our Waters remains on display through July 21st.
The Pratt Museum is hosting a series of talks relating to whales and whale research.
The first talk is tonight, Friday, March 22, at 5 pm. Naturalist Dena Matkin, who has studied killer whales in Southeast Alaska since 1987, will present Transient Killer Whale Predation Trends in Southeast. The talk focuses on Matkin’s research and experience working among killer whales.
The second Whale Tales presentation, Heart Meets Mind, by Craig Matkin & Eva Saulitis, is about the emotion of whale encounters and the science of whale research. It will be held on Friday, April 26, at 5 pm.
There is no charge for the Whale Tales presentations.
PRATT MUSEUM PERMANENT EXHIBIT
AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE
Community-based videos, photo essays, and interactive computer displays take visitors beyond the museum walls to learn about historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay.
FINAL FREE WINTER WEDNESDAY
Free admission to the Museum on Wednesday, March 27.
Set aside time to check out the amazing gray whale skeleton plus our wide variety of art, science and cultural history exhibits.
Thanks to the Seldovia Village Tribe for their generous sponsorship of this year’s Free Winter Wednesdays!
.VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE PRATT
Due to recent funding cuts to the National Park Service the Pratt regrets to announce that its high school intern program will not continue as planned this year. The young people involved in that program played a major role in Pratt summer activities, and we are seeking other ways to offer this valuable work experience for local high school students. But there are numerous ways people of all ages can offer their volunteer services to enhance the high quality of experience that each of our summer visitors has at the Museum. If you enjoy interacting with people and have two to four hours a week to spare we invite you to join our dedicated team of Pratt volunteers! Contact Jennie Engebretson at 435-3326 to learn more about volunteering at the Museum this summer.
In addition, we need a volunteer to help clean aquarium tanks everyThursday from 10 to 11 am. If interested contact Art, 435-3323, or building@prattmuseum. org.
JUBILEE 2013 CELEBRATING YOUNG ARTISTS
Pratt Contemporary Gallery
This popular exhibit features works of art created by local youth. Opening reception to be held on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 pm.
APRIL CHAMBER MIXER AT THE PRATT
Thursday, April 18, 5 to 7 pm
The Pratt is pleased to host the Homer Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer for April! Everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy refreshments plus networking with local business representatives. All galleries and exhibits at the Pratt will be open to visitors.
Every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm, Marine Gallery
Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our
website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events.
Posted: March 22, 2013