Museum News

Come on in!

Come on in!

Posted: March 30, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Just because we’re keeping a healthy distance doesn’t mean the doors are shut. In fact, there’s a lot going on, and you’re invited to take a virtual tour and step into parts of the Fairbanks Museum that are not usually visited. This is a great time to ask some of… 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
COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Posted: March 25, 2020| Categories: Museum News, What's Happening

Your health and safety are central to every decision we make. While our doors are temporarily closed, we’re doing everything we can to keep you informed with accurate, science-based information. Armed with data from trusted sources, including the… Read More
Take A Walk

Take A Walk

Posted: April 1, 2020| Categories: Learning, What's Happening

Want to deepen your nature knowledge? When you step outside with science educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio, every object has meaning. He’ll reveal secrets in the natural world to help you recognize familiar signs and spot hidden clues. Join Bobby in his tree house, and let him introduce you to trees… Read More
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 30, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

No other month has contributed so richly to New England’s reputation for changeable weather as has April.  With the strength of the sunshine now equaling that of August, and the lingering cold refrigerated by the ice and snow near Hudson Bay, just about anything is possible.  This balancing act almost… Read More
April Astronomy

April Astronomy

Posted: March 30, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

April starts with Orion and his companions the Big Dog and Taurus, the Bull, standing on the western horizon to start, sinking lower through the month.  The Big Dipper is placed high in the northeast, Leo, the Lion champions the southern skies, and Gemini’s Twins settle into the west.  The… Read More
Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

Posted: March 16, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Our COVID-19 update with Science Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Dr. Michael Rousse, Chief Medical Officer at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, is available online. They discussed the latest information about how the virus is affecting our communities, and what you can do. Read More
Museum CLOSED

Museum CLOSED

Posted: March 5, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Your health and safety come first, and we’re taking every precaution to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We hope to reopen on Saturday, April 4. We’ll post updates and the latest news here — please check back. While our doors are closed for general visits, we’re at work… Read More
March Astronomy

March Astronomy

Posted: March 4, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

In March, Orion settles into the southwest for some great evening views, appearing to “stand” on the horizon, with Taurus to his right, and the Great Dog to his left. The evenings also feature the Big Dipper rising in the northeast, looking like a giant question mark. Follow the “handle”… Read More
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 4, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Winter’s reign is at an end, but most years will not see it go quietly. The sun is as strong as that of September, while the remnants of arctic cold linger across Canada. Should they collide in just the right fashion with mild spring rains heading north, winter recaptures its… Read More