Category: Learning

Feb 25, 26 & 27

Feb 25, 26 & 27

Posted: February 8, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Strawberry DNA in our STEM Lab! Ever wondered what DNA is? Living things — including you — are made up of unique DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid), the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of our distinctive genetic information and can be used to identify someone or something. We’ll take… Read More
Fairbanks Museum Star Party with Kingdom Trails Association

Fairbanks Museum Star Party with Kingdom Trails Association

Posted: January 25, 2019| Categories: Learning, Observing, Programs and Events

Even though the museum and planetarium are closed this week, you can still see the stars with museum staff up at Kingdom Trails this weekend.  Join Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Jody Hopp after a snowshoe to share hot chocolate and take a look at the stars through telescopes on the aptly… Read More
STEM Lab

STEM Lab

Posted: January 7, 2019| Category: Learning

Grand Opening January 17! What happens when you introduce real science equipment and methods to middle-school students in a new Fairbanks STEM Lab created in partnership with New Hampshire Academy of Science? A fabulous combination of cutting-edge practices with curiosity is launched in St. Johnsbury! With support from the Argosy… Read More
Abenaki Medicine

Abenaki Medicine

Posted: May 14, 2018| Category: Learning

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 AM We’ll host a Freshman Humanities class from St. Johnsbury Academy as they present their capstone project: Bringing Abenaki Cutlure to St. Johnsbury, Vermont. From the students: “We welcome all of you to come and join us for the opening of the newest addition to Fairbanks… Read More
Science Fair

Science Fair

Posted: April 9, 2018| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

April 13 Franklin Fairbanks would be delighted to welcome students to the museum to present their projects during our first-ever Home School Science Fair! We’re eager to see what imaginative, creative, thoughtful presentations come through … and we’re looking forward to having lots of fun. The fair will be set… Read More
Franklin’s Guides

Franklin’s Guides

Posted: July 26, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Tours with Franklin’s Guides, 11:00 AM – noon, weekdays. It’s that time of the summer where our student curators are here to provide you a closer look into our collections, dioramas, and exhibits! Franklin’s Guides is a historic 75-year tradition that provides service learning and mentoring opportunities for students ages… Read More
Monarch Presentation

Monarch Presentation

Posted: July 10, 2017| Categories: Learning, Observing

Want an insider’s peek into monarch migration? Sarah Dykman, a biologist and adventurer, is writing a book on monarch migration. What makes her perspective unique is the fact that she is riding the entire monarch flight route – by bicycle! This current project is called ButterBike. Check out the website… Read More
Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies

Posted: June 28, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning, Observing

They’re here! We’ve just made homes for several new creatures that might send a shiver down your spine. Creepy Crawlies includes creatures that are the stuff of scary stories, often venomous and potentially dangerous, although mostly to other insects and rarely to humans. They are also widely misunderstood. Welcome to… Read More
Healthy Honeybees

Healthy Honeybees

Posted: May 30, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

They’re back! Our Honeybee Hives are buzzing once again as thousands of drones and workers settle in to make a comfortable home with their queen. It’s early in the season, and here are some bee basics that will help our colonies thrive and encourage them to contribute to your healthy… Read More
Painted Lady Butterflies Emerge!

Painted Lady Butterflies Emerge!

Posted: May 25, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

The museum staff have been raising a number of painted lady butterflies, or Vanessa cardui, from eggs received on April 26th by mail. The first butterfly emerged yesterday afternoon warmed by the sunlight streaming in through the container. We encourage you to see the full diary of images from egg to adult!… Read More