Category: Fairbanks Museum

One Step Closer

One Step Closer

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

Andrew McGregor in the Caledonian-Record: The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is one step closer to building the first major expansion on the historic building dedicated to natural sciences. The Museum Trustees voted earlier this month to move forward with the nearly $2.5 million addition that will create a 6,000… Read More
Holiday Cheer Kits – Free to You!

Holiday Cheer Kits – Free to You!

Posted: December 2, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

This holiday season, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetariums wants to say a heartfelt thank you to our community for your support over the past year. Through all of the uncertainty, you have continued to make this museum a place for discovery and appreciation of the natural world. Even when our… Read More
COVID-19

COVID-19

Posted: November 13, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Your safety is our priority. Our doors are open to Wednesday – Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. When you visit, we ask you to wear a face covering, wash your hands, and maintain 6-feet distance from anyone who is not part of your group. We also ask you to fill in… Read More
Great Conjunction

Great Conjunction

Posted: November 10, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events, StarGazing

December 21, 4:00 – 5:00PM A live-stream celebration with astronomy educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio! This evening, Winter Solstice, the two largest planets in the Solar System — Jupiter and Saturn — will look closer together than they have since 1623.  Once every twenty years, these giant planets come together in our… Read More
Halloween Tricks & Treats

Halloween Tricks & Treats

Posted: October 28, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

4:00 – 6:00 PM, Saturday October 31 Halloween is happening for young ghosts, superheroes, creatures, and more! The Fairbanks Museum is hosting a pass-through Halloween trail for kids to age 6 and their families starting in the new Delia Griffin Playground. This event will be touch-free and outdoors. Protective face… Read More
Vision for Science Annex

Vision for Science Annex

Posted: September 22, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

by Andrew McGregor, Caledonian-Record (9/22/2020) In a bold vision for its future, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has plans to build the first major expansion on the historic structure in 125 years. But not even the team with the only public planetarium in Vermont knows just yet if the… Read More
Learning Re-framed

Learning Re-framed

Posted: September 15, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

The Maple Capital Management Outdoor Classroom is a new space that is well-ventilated, roomy, and versatile — an innovative structure that will welcome visitors throughout the year. We’ve always wanted to install an outdoor classroom that changes with the seasons and reacts to natural light. COVID-19 means tearing down traditional… Read More
Bye-Bye Butterflies!

Bye-Bye Butterflies!

Posted: September 8, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

We bid farewell and safe journey to our friends, the native butterflies that have been living in our Shippee Family Eyecare Butterfly House since late June. This exhibit, like the butterflies themselves, changes with the weather. We stop ordering pupae the first week in September. Colder weather and shorter days… Read More
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: September 3, 2020| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

When the calendar flips to September, we expect change, though we are not always ready to accept it.  The key to all of the changes in September is the loss of daylight hours, amounting to 90 minutes or so.  The longer nights and shorter days set the stage for cooler… Read More
Butterflies

Butterflies

Posted: August 7, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

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