Encounters: Whales in Our Waters To Be Extended

Special exhibit will now run through Thursday, July 25

WHAT: Encounters: Whales in Our Waters extended

WHERE: Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery

WHEN: On display through July 25

WHO: The exhibit explores whales and other cetaceans in local waters, and how they interact with people.

One of the Pratt’s most popular special exhibits about whales and other marine mammals in this region will remain on display through Thursday, July 25th. That’s when the community of Homer welcomes Governor Sean Parnell and other dignitaries to town for the annual Governor’s Picnic. Encounters: Whales in Our Waters has been praised by hundreds of Pratt visitors since it opened on February 1. It was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, July 21 but will now be extended through Thursday, July 25. The centerpiece of this exhibit is the Pratt’s own 38-foot-long gray whale skeleton salvaged from a whale found in Halibut Cove Lagoon in 1999. Its bones were preserved and then re-assembled as part of a community-wide project that took place over a period of 13 years. The fully articulated gray whale skeleton will have a permanent home in the new Museum building slated to be finished in 2016. Now visitors and locals will have a little more time to enjoy this multi-media exhibit, the first for 2013, in our Special Exhibits Gallery. The Pratt Museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
For more information contact Marcia Lynn, Communications Coordinator, at (907) 435-3327.

The Pratt Museum preserves the stories of the Kachemak Bay region and provides a gathering place for people to learn and be inspired by this region and its place in the world.


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