Natural History Museum and Live Raptor Center

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is a Natural History Museum and Live Raptor Center with Live Bird Presetations daily.  We are a Non Profit 501 ( c ) 3 Foundation located in beautiful Haines, Alaska home of the largest concentration of Bald Egles in the world. 


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.

Just 2 blocks from the center of town, the American Bald Eagle Foundation is a must-see for visitors and locals alike.We are within walking distance from the Cruise ship docks.  With frequent diorama presentations,and Live Raptor demonstrations, which  include 2 Bald Eagles, 4 Owls, 2 Redtailed hawks, Raven, a Eurasian Eagle Owl and 2 Falcons,There is no better way to learn about the area's natural balance. Watch our Eagle Feedings at 10:30 in our Master Eagle Mew Mon.-Fri. Admission prices $10.00 Adults, $8.00 for Srs. $5.00 Children 8-17  Under 8 Free!  We are a Blue Star Museum which offers Free admission to our Military with ID!


The ABEF is saddened to announce that ABEF Raptor Curator, Dr. Dan Hart, has officially announced he will retire later this year.  Dr. Hart’s retirement will be effective November 16, 2014 immediately following the completion of this year’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival.  Dr. Hart has agreed to remain on duty through the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in order to pass on as much of his program knowledge as possible to Ms Chloe Goodson.  She will be taking over management of the ABEF Live Raptor Program.  Ms Goodson graduated from Dr. Hart’s raptor internship program in 2013 and recently graduated from the University of Missouri.  Dr. Hart says he is very proud of Chloe’s selection to manage the live raptor program and feels she will continue the program’s history of excellence.

Dr. Hart has been affiliated with the ABEF for more than 20 years; serving as ABEF official photographer from 1994-1998, Ex. Director from 1998-2002, Executive Trustee from 2006-2014, and Raptor Curator from 2010-2014.    As creator and developer of the ABEF Live Raptor Program, Raptor Internship Program, and the Youth Raptor Program, Dr. Hart has been personally involved in the training of every ABEF raptor in the program.  Additionally, he personally taught every graduate of the Raptor Internship Program and all but 8 of the Youth Raptor Program graduates.  Dr. Hart’s dedication to the ABEF and its programs over the years has been remarkable.  Most people don’t realize that he accepted no pay for 16 of the last 20 years while donating his expertise, talent, and time.  When asked about his contributions over the years he simply stated, Jesus taught us, “it is more blessed to give than receive.” I truly believe his teachings and try my best to live by them.

   We will truly miss Dr. Hart and wish him only the very best in his retirement---he has made a difference and leaves a legacy of which he can be proud!

 Introducing our Live Raptors now at the American Bald Eagle Foundation
Here you can sponsor one of our Raptors  by clicking on one of our raptors below to read about each Raptor
or click this link.  Sponsor a Raptor 
 We also offer a unigue gift idea, Adopt an Eagles nest here in your name or as a very special gift.  
       click this link  Adopt a Nest  


Barred Owl
Redtail Hawk
Bald Eagle
Great Horned Owl
Screech Owl
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Red Tail Hawk
Great Grey Owl
Bald Eagle