Category: Fairbanks Museum

Butterflies Coming Soon!

Butterflies Coming Soon!

Posted: May 16, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

We expect to open the Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House on June 1. This is a living exhibit with dozens of different species of plants and multiple types of native butterflies, so the opening date could change as we nurture the various living components to create a… Read More
Tang Science Annex

Tang Science Annex

Posted: May 4, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, What's Happening

Digging in! This monumental project is coming together after years of planning and fund-raising. So many people helped along the way with innovative ideas and generous donations. We’re humbled and awed to be at this milestone — digging into the ground where Franklin and Frances Fairbanks laid the first stone… Read More
May Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: April 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

May welcomes the return of some of summer’s brighter stars, including Vega in the northeast, and Antares in the southeast. High in the south, Leo the Lion prowls toward the southwest through the month, while high above, the Big Dipper guides you with its handle to “arc” to Arcturus, then… Read More
Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk

Posted: April 27, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Observing

Have you seen them? Small, bright yellow blooms pushing through dried leaves and twigs along roadsides? Coltsfoot is one of the earliest flowers to mark spring in New England. This common plant is considered invasive in some states. Coltsfoot was introduced to America, most likely by early settlers from Europe. Read More
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 30, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Sugar snow.  Poor man’s fertilizer.  Call it what you will, we know that April snow is only as serious as we imagine it to be.  Sure, we may have to shovel it, or drive through it, or wait a little longer to get the baseball field dried out.   But we… Read More
Closed until Dec 27

Closed until Dec 27

Posted: December 25, 2021| Category: Fairbanks Museum

We’re taking some time to celebrate holidays and make a necessary repair. We’ll reopen on Monday, December 27 at 10:00 AM with a full schedule of planetarium shows. Wishing you all the warmth of the holiday season! -The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Staff… Read More
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: November 29, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

The longest nights of the year welcome the return of Orion, rising earlier each evening, and dominating the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars. Extending this line to the upper right leads to the red star Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus, the Bull, while looking… Read More
Message from Adam Kane

Message from Adam Kane

Posted: November 16, 2021| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Senator Leahy, thank you. With the announcement of Senator Leahy’s retirement, all of us at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium wish to express our gratitude for his service to Vermont and the United States. Senator Leahy has been a champion of the Fairbanks Museum… Read More
Gifts galore!

Gifts galore!

Posted: November 8, 2021| Category: Fairbanks Museum

The Museum Store is a destination for unique and curated gifts for your home and family. You’ll find science-based toys, glow-in-the-dark puzzles, colorful gemstones, and STEM kits for the explorers of all ages on your list. A new selection of books, including visually stunning natural history series, field guides that… Read More
Homeschool Headqarters

Homeschool Headqarters

Posted: September 20, 2021| Categories: Education, Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Tuesdays are for homeschool students! Homeschooling is a path toward academic achievement and consistency. Join our education team for insightful and inspiring learning that delivers core concepts and keeps students seeking more. Fairbanks Museum educators work with homeschool families to offer a range of learning activities that explore natural history, astronomy, weather… Read More