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Presentations are on weekends throughout the year. Check our calendar for times and themes.
  • "My Sky" presentation introduces the stars and planets to children ages 3 - 8 ($2/person or $5/family).
  • "Night Sky" is a 30-minute tour of the stars, planets and constellations currently visible ($2/person or $5/family).
  • "Tour the Cosmos" General audience programs are recommended for children older than 6 ($5/person).
  • Seating is limited; please call ahead to reserve your place. Groups of 10 or more must confirm tickets in advance.
  • Presentations every day, July & August.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to claim any reserved tickets.
The Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium is named for the astrophysicist who was the driving force behind the development of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Lyman Spitzer Jr. was a member of the Canaday family, and this exciting dimension to exploring our universe at the Fairbanks Museum is possible through a grant from The Canaday Family Charitable Trust.

Visitors to the planetarium will get ready for their tour of the galaxy in the Vinton Space Science Gallery, supported by a generous gift from St. Johnsbury residents Ruth and Drury Vinton.  In this new gallery, photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope invite imaginary journeys through our universe and beyond.

The Vinton Gallery also holds a meteorite made of iron and nickel and weighing 17.3 pounds.  This meteorite is believed to have fallen 4000 to 5000 years ago in northern Argentina, part of the largest meteorite known to have crashed to Earth.




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