Category: Fairbanks Museum

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
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
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
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
Backyard Birds Photography

Backyard Birds Photography

Posted: February 29, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Observing, Programs and Events

Did you take part in our National Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count event? Just love taking photos of birds? Submit your photos to be considered for a Community Photography Exhibit by Friday, March 6. Submit your photos by 4 PM Friday, March 6 (in JPEG format) to… Read More
Kingdom Taproom Build It! Lab Is Back

Kingdom Taproom Build It! Lab Is Back

Posted: February 22, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Our Kingdom Taproom and Table Build It! Lab is a joyous romp through creative exploration that encourages dynamic, playful, kinetic construction. Building stations including Blue Blocks will be available all day. Build It! Lab hands-on stations that are all about self-directed construction. The Build It! Lab encourages unstructured, imaginative play… Read More