Alaska Maritime National Wildilfe Refuge ranger leads a beach walk in Homer, Alaska.

Guided Walks and Talks

Kachemak Bay Research Reserve's guided Estuary Walk.

A Walk on Beluga Slough

Group on tidepooling walk with in Homer, Alaska.

Exploring the Beach

Young visitor looks at a viewing tank through the magnifying glass in Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Discovery Lab.

Sea Star Lab Viewing Tank

Guided Nature Walk on Bishop's beach in Homer, Alaska.

Nature's Classroom

Current Programs and Calendar of Events

Join Us

Join Us!

A receptionist is on duty at the Visitor Center to offer tips on wildlife viewing, wildlife refuge information and points of interest. A self-guided tour, featuring sculpted re-creations of wildlife and settings and interactive stations, simulates a journey through the nation's most far-reaching wildlife refuge. We also feature an award-winning movie "Journey of the Tiglax," a nature-oriented bookstore, and outdoor trails to Bishop's Beach through adjoining wetlands.

Plan Ahead & Enjoy the Trails

Many of our interpretive programs are outdoor experiences. Plan ahead to enjoy the trails by bringing appropriate gear for your visit: sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, clothing for windy or rainy conditions and appropriate shoes or boots for exploring the beach. Moose sightings are a special treat when walking the trail, but do require caution. If you see a moose, take a photo with a long lens, back up, and wait for the moose to move on.

Also check out the Visiting Us page to find out about how to see the Refuge on the Alaska Marine Highway with our Ferry Naturalist, or learn about our community partners in education.

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