Last updated: 5/5/2011
Haines, Alaska
Street Address
115 Haines Highway
Haines, AK 99827
Mailing Address
PO Box 49
Haines, AK 99827
phone: 907-766-3094
fax: 907-766-3095
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday10 AM - 2 PM
Adults $10.00, Seniors $8.00 children 7-12 $5.00, under 7 free. Live Bird Presentations Daily included in admission price
Cheryl Mcroberts, Director Of Operations
phone: 907-766-3094

We are a Natural History museum With over 200 exhibits from a Dragon Fly to a 9 ft. Brown Bear. Our Live raptor center will be opening in the summer of 2010 with live birds on display and presentations.


The Goal and Mission of the American Bald Eagle Foundation The American Bald Eagle Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational foundation dedicated to the protection and preservation of bald eagle habitat through sponsoring and facilitating educational and research activities. We strive to make research available to everyone who wishes to live in greater harmony within the eagles' environment.


The Future One of the Foundation’s objectives is to build a Research-Resource Center in Haines, close to the unspoiled natural laboratory of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The research and instruction made possible by this Center will help interested citizens become more knowledgeable about the American Bald Eagle, its environment, and other animals that share that environment. Construction begins spring of 2009 to build a 48 x 80 foot Raptor Center attached to the existing natural history museum at the Foundation. In 2009, the raptor center will house three bald eagles which will be available for the public to view in a large flight enclosure. These will be the birds that have been injured and are unable to return to the wild. Interpretive displays and educational bird programs will be held throughout the summer months. Founder, Dave Olerud Dave is not only a national trustee, he is also the founder of the American Bald Eagle Foundation. He has experienced just about every aspect of the true Alaskan pioneer. Originally from Minnesota, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in education. In 1965 he and Charlotte, his wife, came to Alaska to teach. In addition to teaching, he has also served as the Mayor of Haines, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Independent Business Association for Alaska. His educational background and his intensely independent mindset led him to create the ABEF. Unfortunately, in 1987, during the early construction phase of the ABEF’s natural history museum, a collapsing wall fell on Dave, crushing his back and paralyzing him from the waist down. However, his spirit was unaffected and to this day he spends 30 – 40 hours per week in the museum giving wonderful presentations to the many thousands of visitors who come to the American Bald Eagle Foundation.


Quarterly newletters online on our web site at; Newletter are mailed to members quarterly.


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