Museum News

Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

Posted: May 18, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning, What's Happening

We’re watching for new blooms every day. Early spring flowers bask in our New England sunshine and brighten fields, forests, and wetlands with splashes of color. We’ve been recording first bloom dates at the Fairbanks Museum since 1904, and we’re not about to stop now — we’re simply moving our… Read More
Our Virtual Doors Are Open!

Our Virtual Doors Are Open!

Posted: March 30, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

You can help build a new dimension in science learning. The Fairbanks Museum just received a $20,000 challenge — every gift will be doubled during this appeal. Make your gift online today. We need your help to make the transition to a vital, virtual science education resource. Your gift… Read More
Butterflies

Butterflies

Posted: August 7, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Take a stroll through our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House and surround yourself with moving colors. We’ve nurtured native species from eggs through pupae and cocoon until magnificent butterflies emerge. Monarchs, Admirals, and Swallowtails have the showiest patterns. Their colors are especially striking as they nestle on cone-flowers, bee… Read More
August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: August 3, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The evenings arrive just a little earlier in August, 45 minutes-worth by month’s end.  The annual Perseid Meteor Shower from the 11th to the 14th, slightly diminished by the waning Last Quarter Moon rising after midnight.  Darker evenings feature a great planetary duo rising in the southeast – Jupiter and… Read More
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: August 3, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather, What's Happening

Although summer continues to reign in August, one does not have to look hard to find signs of impending change. Most Augusts start every bit as hot as July, most notably that of 1909, when the temperature soared to 100 on the 8th. In fact the entire continent has warmed… Read More
Jewel Heist

Jewel Heist

Posted: July 8, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events, What's Happening

Match wits with a master jewelry thief to solve a mystery in the museum! Transform your visit to our galleries with this new immersive experience that reveals new dimensions of our eclectic exhibits. The headline from August 6, 1913: Museum Gems are Stolen “A large collection of gems, including specimens… Read More
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: July 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Summer finds itself more at home this month than in any other.  The temperatures reach their annual maximum during the last week of this month, even though the Sun reached its greatest strength on the first day of summer.  It takes the Earth a while to heat up, which in… Read More
July Astronomy

July Astronomy

Posted: July 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The southern skies are busy this month, with the red star Antares marking the “heart” of the Scorpion, its claws stretching to the west, and its tail along the horizon.  To its left, crossing the “river of light” known as the Milky Way, is the “teapot” in Sagittarius, while farther… Read More
A World of Wonder

A World of Wonder

Posted: June 24, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Our signature Feast with the Beasts marks the beginning of summer — it’s a chance to get together with friends and neighbors to sample fresh flavors from talented local kitchens in one of Vermont’s true treasures. We can’t hold a party this year, instead you’re invited to celebrate the wonders… Read More
Digging Deep

Digging Deep

Posted: June 23, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

While our galleries are dark,  we’re busy planning safe and enticing experiences for you to explore when the doors reopen. We’re creating an inviting outdoor campus that extends your visit to include a new Eye on the Sky Weather/Climate installation, our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House, Honeybee Hive, native… Read More
July 1

July 1

Posted: June 12, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Starting July 1, the Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. New safety measures will be in place to keep you safe and protect staff. A new entry will bring visitors into the classroom, where guests can wash their hands with plenty of distancing space. According to… Read More
We’re with you.

We’re with you.

Posted: June 8, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is a gathering place and a community dedicated to inspiring curiosity about our natural world. Everyone in our circles is affected by what’s happening around us, and we want you to know where we stand. The Fairbanks Museum celebrates life in all forms. We… Read More