Category: Fairbanks Museum

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
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
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
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
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: December 4, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Through the month, Orion rises earlier each evening, and dominates the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars.  Extending this line to the upper rights leads to the red star Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus, the Bull, while looking to the lower left, the brilliant star… Read More
Last of the Hill Farms

Last of the Hill Farms

Posted: November 12, 2018| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Richard W. Brown’s striking black and white photos are on view through the end of December, 2018. This exhibit of images reflects the intimate and often touching moments of farming life in Vermont’s rural Northeast Kingdom. Taken in the 1970s, the images appear to be a time machine that opens… Read More
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

November’s annual return to Standard Time, (on the 3rd), gives us a parting view of Saturn during the earlier evenings, inching lower in the southwest.  The Milky Way arches high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast.  Lower in… Read More
Halloween Tricks & Treats

Halloween Tricks & Treats

Posted: October 5, 2018| Category: Fairbanks Museum

October 31 is spooky in StJ! Will you be fierce or cuddly? Creepy or comic? Will you wear make up or a mask? Fangs or feathers? We’re looking for pirates and princesses, dragons and dinosaurs, Fortnite marauders and Ghostbusters … everyone is welcome to roam our galleries among creatures great… Read More
William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

Posted: October 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

November 9, 7:00 at the St. Johnsbury School  Growing up in Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin was known as “Abdi American.” He fell in love with the United States from afar, teaching himself English by watching movies like The Terminator and listening to Michael Jackson. He cheered the arrival of US… Read More