Category: Observing

Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

Posted: June 9, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Observing

A once-in-a-lifetime sunrise takes place tomorrow morning, Thursday, June 10th, as the Sun rises with the Moon covering about half of it, what is known as a Partial Solar Eclipse, which means getting up early at 5:06 AM.  During the next half hour, the Moon covers even more of the… Read More
Summer Camp-in-a-Box

Summer Camp-in-a-Box

Posted: June 2, 2021| Categories: Learning, Observing

Think outside the box with us! Our Summer Camp-in-a-Box is your invitation to discover the marvels of the outdoors through the lens of a naturalist. Work at your own pace to complete ten hands-on activities that lead you through observing nature, measuring how plants grow, and inspecting insects up close. Read More
Vermont’s Lost Lady Beetles

Vermont’s Lost Lady Beetles

Posted: March 2, 2021| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

A virtual presentation for all ages Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 AM in partnership with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Free and open to everyone. What do you think of when you imagine a ladybug (officially known as a lady beetle)? Is it red with black spots? Many people are… Read More
Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk

Posted: April 15, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Observing

Have you seen them? Small, bright yellow blooms pushing through dried leaves and twigs along roadsides? Coltsfoot is one of the earliest flowers to mark spring in New England. This common plant is considered invasive in some states. Coltsfoot was introduced to America, most likely by early settlers from Europe. 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
Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted: February 7, 2020| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

Get ready for the the 23rd annual Great Backyard Bird Count – Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17! Join us at the Fairbanks Museum for The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) run by the National Audubon Society. Visit the museum for a free, fun, and easy event that engages… Read More
Feb 9: Backyard Birding

Feb 9: Backyard Birding

Posted: February 4, 2019| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

Laura Tobin from the Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society talks about identifying back yard birds, from common chickadees to unfamiliar species. She’ll guide you through the basics of markings, calls, and habits to help novice and experienced birders get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count (taking place all over the… 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
Creepy Crawly Café

Creepy Crawly Café

Posted: July 24, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Observing

11:00 AM to noon weekdays: join us and our Creepy Crawlies for feeding time. They creep, they crawl, and are ever hungry! From hairy arachnids, feigning beetles, to ever illusive mantises, we have a variety of bizarre creatures that require daily care and feeding. Creepy Crawly Cafe introduces an opportunity… 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