Category: Fairbanks Museum

Franklin Fairbanks Award

Franklin Fairbanks Award

Posted: July 10, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Please join us for the Franklin Fairbanks Award ceremony on August 2nd from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This year, we will honor Peggy Pearl with the Franklin Fairbanks Award, for her contributions to the arts, humanities, and sciences. New Fairbanks Fellows will also be recognized. Peggy Pearl is a… Read More
Butterflies in Motion

Butterflies in Motion

Posted: June 26, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House is alive with movement and color! There are lots of Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies, both of which are busy laying eggs on their host plants. Amble through the exhibit to take in the variety of plants and various stages of butterfly development. Read More
Build It!

Build It!

Posted: June 21, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

“Our Kingdom Taproom and Table Build It! Lab is a joyous romp through creative exploration,” says Adam Kane, executive director of the Fairbanks Museum, as he invites visitors to this new hands-on exhibit. The Museum’s classroom, which is used by schools and students during the academic year, has been transformed… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

Posted: June 3, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Summer emerges slowly but surely during the long days of June.  Summer’s infancy might be like any new-born, full of delight and surprise, the new grass and leaves, giving a very different feel to any early heat wave that comes along.  Rather than the stale, stifling heat of July or… Read More
June Astronomy

June Astronomy

Posted: June 3, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Our shortest nights still feature some great star gazing, starting with the Summer Triangle rising in the east – Vega, highest and brightest in the northeast, Deneb nearer the horizon, and Altair to their right, all three wading within the returning Milky Way, climbing higher above the eastern horizon, stretching… Read More
May Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: May 1, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

May welcomes the return of some of the brighter summer 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, identified by the “backwards question mark” that forms his head, mane, and shoulders.  High above,… Read More
2018 In Review

2018 In Review

Posted: April 4, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

What a year! 2018 saw a new Guinness World Record set for the largest astronomy lesson here at the Fairbanks Museum. It was also a year of tremendous community connections. Each and every way you are involved with programs, exhibits, and events builds relationships and strengthens the experience for everyone. Read More
Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Posted: March 15, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

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
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| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Introducing “Bull” and “Bear,” the new names for the lions we love! You came up with fantastic suggestions, many of them were put on our chalk board during our Feast with the Beasts. The winning names were drawn from all of the submissions. Your contributions to Lion Love support necessary… Read More