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Event Space

Event and rental spaces here at the Fairbanks Museum. Contact Jen D'Agostino to reserve a unique space for your next event.

 

McGuire Conference Room

The Museum’s digital conference room can connect the Northeast Kingdom to anywhere in the world.​

  • Space: 460 square foot, handicapped accessible conference room located in the Museum’s McGuire Center.  The room features beautiful wood floors, natural light and natural science themed décor.  Seating capacity is between 10 to 30 chairs depending on set-up.
  • Technology: The conference room has a video conferencing suite which uses Google Hangouts routed through a 70” smart TV.  Setting up a virtual meeting is easy and we’re here to help.  The TV can also be used to project information from a laptop.  The system can mirror any device through Google Cast or Apple airplay. It also has HDMI and VGA dongles to connect with the TV.
  • Supporting Amenities: Access to a kitchen, two adjacent bathrooms, folding tables and chairs, and WiFi.​
  • Location: McGuire Center, 73 Prospect Street, St. Johnsbury
  • Pricing: During regular business hours (M-F 9-5): $50/hr or $300/8-hour day, Weekends, holidays and off-hours: $75/hr or $450/8-hour day. Inquire about rates for museum members, non-profits, and public agencies. 

Museum Lecture Room 

The Museum’s Victorian-era Lecture Room is versatile for any event.​

  • Space: 780 square foot room, handicapped accessible lecture hall located in the Museum just off the main gallery.  This historic classroom features vintage woodwork and taxidermy mounts, and was renovated in 2018.  Seating capacity is 30 to 50 chairs depending on set-up.​
  • Technology: The Lecture Hall has an 8' x 10' projector screen with projector supporting VGA and DVI dongles.​
  • Supporting Amenities: Adjacent to main gallery, projector screen, and WiFi.​
  • Location: Museum, 1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury​
  • Pricing: During regular business hours (M-F 9-5): $50/hr or $300/8-hour day, Weekends, holidays and off-hours: $75/hr or $450/8-hour day. Inquire about rates for museum members, non-profits, and public agencies.​

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Planetarium

​​Full dome theater with sound system. Seating capacity 45. No food or drinks are allowed in the planetarium. For planning a private planetarium program, please contact our Planetarium Director, Oliver Ames.

Main Gallery

Victorian-era cabinet-of-curiosities display hall.

The Museum’s historic main gallery is available for rent on a limited basis. The main gallery works well for events with 25-250 individuals that require an amazing setting, but only modest set-up and food/refreshments.  Unfortunately, we’ve found that rental needs are often in opposition to the best-practices for operating a Museum, so we accept or refuse rentals at our discretion.   ​

The main hall and gallery is ADA compliant and accessible (including restroom). Because of the historic nature of our building, the planetarium and balcony are not accessible to wheelchairs. The museum staff are working on a solution to make the entire museum fully accessible to all.

Pricing: Only available from 5 to 11pm: $250/hr or $1,125/6-hour night. Inquire about rates for museum members, non-profits, and public agencies.​

Caterers for Coffee, Baked Goods, and Lunch:

Bread & Butter: 139 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT 05819, (802) 424-1590

Gato Nero: 190 Eastern Ave, Ste. 6, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, (802) 748-2900

Eastern and Main Deli: 1194 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, (802) 751-1171

Kingdom Crust: 1216 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, (802) 424-2328