Alaska Bald Eagle Festival
Our American Bald Eagle Foundation was founded in 1982 with construction starting in 1987 and the doors opened in 1994. Hundreds of specimens were added to the museum collection over the years and in 2010 they added the raptor center for a hands on education program. In 1994 the foundation started the annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival event embracing the largest congregation area of eagles feeding on the late run of chum and coho salmon which usually is in November on the Chilkat River. Visitors from near and far embark on the fascinating natural phenomenon event where over 2,000 to 4,000 eagles gather to gorge on this feast. This event has live raptor demonstrations, educational programs, guided hikes, live music, hands on activities and other events usually are added to the schedule weeks before the event takes place.