Category: Museum News

New Exhibits!

New Exhibits!

Posted: January 22, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

Just opened! New exhibits that let you play with energy, light, magnets, and more are now open. Our Soucy Family Exploration Station is better than ever! You won’t want to take our word for it … try your hand at launching bottles, engineering rockets, splitting shadows, and so much more!… Read More
House Cleaning

House Cleaning

Posted: January 2, 2018| Category: Museum News

Our doors are closed for just a few weeks while we freshen up! We’re updating our Asia and instruments displays, cleaning the cases, and installing a new lift to our planetarium! It’s all happening this month, and we can’t wait to welcome you to see what we’ve accomplished at our… Read More
Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted: November 29, 2017| Categories: Fundraising, Museum News

Gifts to the Fairbanks Museum supported giving to local libraries. On Giving Tuesday, the Fairbanks Museum encouraged contributions in order to give back. By making a donation to the Museum on Tuesday, November 28, supporters were able to select a library to receive a transferable Family Membership that could be… Read More
“A Dialogue On Our Origins”

“A Dialogue On Our Origins”

Posted: November 7, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

Exhibit developed and curated by Dartmouth College students on view now. Reflecting our Victorian roots, we’re collaborating with a class in the Dartmouth College English department: “God, Darwin, and the Literary Imagination” to display an exhibit of original artwork. Professor Christie Harner and her students are studying how… Read More
The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse

Posted: August 1, 2017| Categories: Museum News, Planetarium News

One of nature’s grandest phenomena. The August 21st solar eclipse is bound to be spectacular, and did you know that Vermont will experience a 65% eclipse? To celebrate the event, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, in partnership with the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation (NKAF) and The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, is… Read More
Welcome Oliver!

Welcome Oliver!

Posted: June 2, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

The Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum is your path to learning about our cosmos and all the wonders it holds. From the largest stars to the smallest molecules, you can hear about it in our full-domed theatre. In an effort to increase and diversify our planetarium offerings… Read More
Fairbanks Fellows

Fairbanks Fellows

Posted: May 2, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

New Fairbanks Fellows Named! On May 6, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, the Fairbanks Museum will name and recognize five new Fairbanks Fellows. This group of volunteers have donated their  expertise and skills to the Museum, guiding public programs, contributing data or displays, and shaping events. “Volunteers are the heart and… Read More
Homeschool Day Feb 24th

Homeschool Day Feb 24th

Posted: February 22, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, Programs and Events

Homeschoolers are welcome to join us at the Museum this Friday, February 24th, for a day of fun and interesting classes! Programs include a planetarium show for all ages, insect classes, snow exploration, and learning about food and nutrition.       Schedule 9:45  Myths In the Sky Planetarium Presentation… Read More
Amazing Moose

Amazing Moose

Posted: January 27, 2017| Category: Museum News

Now you can see more moose! We recently removed a display case and replaced some glass, exposing more of our beloved moose, a taxidermy masterpiece by William E. Balch. That means you can now see more of this magnificent animal and appreciate its beauty from all angles. We opened this… Read More
New Astrophotography Exhibit

New Astrophotography Exhibit

Posted: January 18, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, Planetarium News, Space Science

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium will debut a new exhibit on January 21st entitled “Capturing Starlight: The Art and Science of Astrophotography.” Astrophotography is the photography of objects in space, using specialized equipment to capture light from faraway objects. Even with the use of a powerful telescope and long exposure… Read More