Category: Programs and Events

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
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
Stories from Space

Stories from Space

Posted: February 1, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Sunday March 3, 10:00 AM Story Time for infants to 5 years old. Our planetarium welcomes space travelers of all ages! Science educator Mike Ressler zooms kids through the solar system as he reads space stories. This family-friendly event in our Planetarium begins with stories, followed by a space-based craft. 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
Planetarium

Planetarium

Posted: November 19, 2018| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Winter hours: Shows at 12:30 PM every day, and 3:30 PM Saturdays and Sundays. Shorter days mean more night sky and fantastic stargazing. Whether you’re seasoned or just starting to explore, take a tour through the cosmoses in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium. Our live presenters guide you through the visible… Read More
William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

Posted: October 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

November 9, 7:00 at the St. Johnsbury School  Growing up in Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin was known as “Abdi American.” He fell in love with the United States from afar, teaching himself English by watching movies like The Terminator and listening to Michael Jackson. He cheered the arrival of US… Read More
Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen

Posted: August 29, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Physicist and author Mark Bowen presents at the Fairbanks Museum on Friday, September 28, at 6:00 PM! Author Mark Bowen will read from his recent book The Telescope In The Ice, followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase in our Nature Store… Read More
New World Record Set!

New World Record Set!

Posted: August 13, 2018| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, StarGazing

What a day! What a party! What a tremendous event! August 10 is a day to remember. That’s when more than 1,701 people gathered on the green across the street from the Fairbanks Museum for the largest astronomy lesson ever. This extraordinary event started as an idea to do something… Read More
Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party (Weather Looking Good!)

Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party (Weather Looking Good!)

Posted: June 26, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

We are go for today’s event, the weather is looking good! An RSVP is NOT required to attend this event. Please navigate to fairbanksmuseum.org/stargazingparty for up to date information. We like to think big here at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and August 10th, 2018 is no exception. On that… 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