Museum News

Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Posted: March 15, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Liv Gahleitner, a student at Lyndon Institute, is the winner of the 2019 Best of Show in the Vermont Competition of the Federal Duck Stamp Design Contest. Artwork was displayed and evaluated at the Fairbanks Museum on March 13. The winning illustration of two Common Goldeneyes will be included in… Read More
Skywatch Astronomy

Skywatch Astronomy

Posted: March 4, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

In March, Orion settles into the southwest for some great evening views.  The evenings also feature the Big Dipper rising in the northeast, looking like a giant question mark.  Follow the “handle” toward the horizon, where the star Arcturus rises by 9 o’clock.  Venus sits quite low in the east… Read More
Skywatch Weather

Skywatch Weather

Posted: March 4, 2019| Categories: Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

The fall of an empire has its share of cliches.  So when winter’s reign comes to an end each March, the cliches begin dripping like the first strong run of sap.  Winter appears invincible as the month begins.  Snow depths are often at their maximum, the ice impenetrable, the boreal… Read More
March 1, 4:00 – 5:30PM

March 1, 4:00 – 5:30PM

Posted: February 22, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum

125 years of weather observation! On March 1st, 1894, the Fairbanks Museum was officially accepted as an observation site for the US Weather Bureau.  Join us as we celebrate this milestone! At 4:00 our Eye on the Sky team marks the anniversary by taking the daily weather observations. A reception… Read More
Lion Love

Lion Love

Posted: February 14, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Our iconic bronze lions stand guard all day, every day, covered with rain, snow, hail, and blazing sun. They are loved by neighbors and remembered by visitors. But they have never been named! These brave beasts need a little love, and we want to show them how much we care. Read More
Feb 25, 26 & 27

Feb 25, 26 & 27

Posted: February 8, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Strawberry DNA in our STEM Lab! Ever wondered what DNA is? Living things — including you — are made up of unique DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid), the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of our distinctive genetic information and can be used to identify someone or something. We’ll take… Read More
Gail Boyajian

Gail Boyajian

Posted: February 6, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Looking for the Ark on view in the balcony gallery. Colorful natural-history themed paintings and 3-dimensional creations that evoke a time and place just beyond our imagination are on view in our balcony gallery. These dreamscapes appear real … almost. Give yourself a vacation from winter’s frost with a tour… Read More
Feb 9: Backyard Birding

Feb 9: Backyard Birding

Posted: February 4, 2019| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

Laura Tobin from the Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society talks about identifying back yard birds, from common chickadees to unfamiliar species. She’ll guide you through the basics of markings, calls, and habits to help novice and experienced birders get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count (taking place all over the… Read More
Stories from Space

Stories from Space

Posted: February 1, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Sunday March 3, 10:00 AM Story Time for infants to 5 years old. Our planetarium welcomes space travelers of all ages! Science educator Mike Ressler zooms kids through the solar system as he reads space stories. This family-friendly event in our Planetarium begins with stories, followed by a space-based craft. Read More
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: January 30, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

February evenings feature the great Orion, mid-way up from the southern horizon by 8 o’clock, accompanied by the brightest star in our night skies, Sirius, below and left of Orion, marking the nose of the Great Dog.  High in the south, Taurus, the Bull charges at Orion, as the Big… Read More