Category: Programs and Events

Night Owl Club

Night Owl Club

Posted: May 5, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Space Science

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 PM Fairbanks Night Owl Club welcomes Dr. Kristine Larsen, Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University. She has taught online classes in general astronomy and earth science for over a decade. Dr. Larsen will talk about “Cannibal Clouds and Carrington Catastrophes: The Truth about Our… Read More
Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: April 13, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Star Struck

Daily tours of the cosmos are waiting for you to take off! Want to do something out-of-this-world during school vacation? A visit to Vermont’s only public planetarium won’t let you down. Check the calendar to learn about daily planetarium presentations. You can choose from a tour of the cosmos… Read More
Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp

Posted: March 23, 2022| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Calling space explorers ages 9 – 14! Astronomy camp is happening April 18 – 22. What does it take to get to the moon? And what will you find once you get there? Let the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium help prepare you to become a Citizen of the Cosmos! With… Read More
Animal Buddies

Animal Buddies

Posted: March 10, 2022| Category: Programs and Events

An Overnight Adventure for your Stuffed Buddy! April 8-9, ages 2 to 5, $5 per child/stuffed animal. Ever wonder what the animals in the Museum do at night? We invite families with young children to drop off a stuffed animal on the Museum on… Read More
Night Sky: Science and Wonder

Night Sky: Science and Wonder

Posted: February 10, 2022| Category: Programs and Events

Tonight at 7:00 PM! We learned yesterday morning that Wanda Díaz-Merced had a health incident and will not be able to deliver her planned presentation this evening.  She expects to make a full recovery, and we’ll host her as an Eddy Lecture speaker at some point in the future. In… Read More
Strawberry DNA

Strawberry DNA

Posted: January 27, 2022| Category: Programs and Events

Feb 21 and 22: our STEM Lab is all about DNA. Delicious DNA! Every living thing — including you — is made up of unique DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid), the main constituent of chromosomes. It’s our DNA that gives us character because it’s the carrier of our distinctive genetic information… Read More
Living with Beavers

Living with Beavers

Posted: January 17, 2022| Category: Programs and Events

January 25 at 11:00 AM Open to the public via Zoom (in person for Homeschool Day participants) Beavers are often considered a nuisance species because they greatly impact their environment- cutting down trees, blocking streams, and flooding new land. But in most cases, there is another side to the story. Read More
Summer in the Planetarium

Summer in the Planetarium

Posted: August 2, 2021| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events

No boundaries! Summer is time to test your limits, and Vermont’s only public planetarium invites you to journey beyond time and space. With 6 shows scheduled every day, our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium takes you on a romp with dinosaurs of prehistoric Antarctica, brings you alongside cutting-edge scientists in Chile,… Read More
Bears and Brews

Bears and Brews

Posted: July 7, 2021| Category: Programs and Events

Saturday, October 2, 3:00 – 7:00 PM: taste the best small-batch brewing! Tickets are SOLD OUT! We have a limited number of non-alcohol tickets available to enjoy the great food, music, and company. This outdoor event features great beer, food, and music. PLUS, you’ll be able to explore the Museum’s… Read More
D&D in the Museum

D&D in the Museum

Posted: July 2, 2021| Category: Programs and Events

Dungeons and Dragons: Science Adventures at the Fairbanks Museum! Join us for a science-based twist on this popular fantasy role-playing game. You’ll work as part of a team to complete a mission through old-school Dungeons and Dragons style storytelling. Add to the mix a hands-on component, using the museum… Read More