Category: Museum News

Star Party

Star Party

Posted: July 22, 2022| Categories: Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, StarGazing

Friday, August 5, 9:00 PM You’re invited to a statewide star party with hosts Mark Breen, director of the planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum, and Vermont Public’s Mary Engisch. Mark produces the astronomy podcast Eye on… Read More
Tang Science Annex

Tang Science Annex

Posted: May 4, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

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
House Cleaning

House Cleaning

Posted: January 2, 2022| Category: Museum News

Welcome back! Here’s a quick run-down of the work we’ve accomplished during the past few weeks: NEW Conte Corner panels installed in our Exploration Station NEW geology alcove created NEW Planetarium projector installed (and it’s amazing – brighter, higher resolution than before) X-Ray Fish exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution installed… Read More
Starry, Starry Night

Starry, Starry Night

Posted: August 28, 2021| Categories: Mark Breen, Museum News

Saturday, September 4, 8:30 – 10:30 PM. Mark Breen leads this guided tour of the cosmos from the deck of this iconic boat as you travel the length of beautiful Lake Memphremagog. Catering by Eastside Restaurant makes the voyage complete! The Northern Star yacht dons a classic style of pure… Read More
One Step Closer

One Step Closer

Posted: December 23, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

Andrew McGregor in the Caledonian-Record: The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is one step closer to building the first major expansion on the historic building dedicated to natural sciences. The Museum Trustees voted earlier this month to move forward with the nearly $2.5 million addition that will create a 6,000… Read More
AmeriCorps Teachers

AmeriCorps Teachers

Posted: October 12, 2020| Categories: Learning, Museum News

The Fairbanks Museum education team welcomes two AmeriCorps Members, who will be leading classes and delivering after school programming for K – 8 students. Both educators add to the Museum’s science skills and bring fresh energy to the team. “We’re happy to welcome Mariama Jones and Molly Hanover to our… Read More
Digging Deep

Digging Deep

Posted: June 23, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

While our galleries are dark,  we’re busy planning safe and enticing experiences for you to explore when the doors reopen. We’re creating an inviting outdoor campus that extends your visit to include a new Eye on the Sky Weather/Climate installation, our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House, Honeybee Hive, native… Read More
July 1

July 1

Posted: June 12, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

Starting July 1, the Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. New safety measures will be in place to keep you safe and protect staff. A new entry will bring visitors into the classroom, where guests can wash their hands with plenty of distancing space. According to… Read More
COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Posted: March 25, 2020| Category: Museum News

Your health and safety are central to every decision we make. While our doors are temporarily closed, we’re doing everything we can to keep you informed with accurate, science-based information. Armed with data from trusted sources, including the… Read More
Reopening February 2!

Reopening February 2!

Posted: January 7, 2019| Category: Museum News

Our doors have been closed for the month, but we’ve been busier than ever making changes to our displays and our building. We do this work every year to bring out the dazzle in our exhibits and enhance your visit. We have been working on installing a lift to the… Read More