Category: What’s Happening

Nature Buddies

Nature Buddies

Posted: October 15, 2021| Categories: Learning, What's Happening

Nature play for your youngest … and you! Are you looking for a fun and educational way to interact with your child? Interested in developing new friendships with local families in a warm and welcoming environment? Our weekly Nature Buddies Playgroup might be right for you! The Nature Buddies Playgroup engages children… Read More
October Astronomy

October Astronomy

Posted: September 30, 2021| Categories: Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

As the shorter days give way to longer nights, the Milky Way arches from near the Teapot of Sagittarius, hosting Jupiter and Saturn in the south-southwest, through the Summer Triangle high in the southwest, then into the northeast to greet the rising star Capella.  Summer’s bright star Arcturus sets in… Read More
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 29, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather, What's Happening

What a frenzied pace October has, rushing to complete some last warm, sunny days, yet moving right along to frosty mornings and perhaps the first fits of snow, often enough to dust the mountain tops while the brilliant foliage lingers below. It seems to mimic our own rush through this… Read More
Homeschool Headqarters

Homeschool Headqarters

Posted: September 20, 2021| Categories: Education, Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Tuesdays are for homeschool students! Homeschooling is a path toward academic achievement and consistency. Join our education team for insightful and inspiring learning that delivers core concepts and keeps students seeking more. Fairbanks Museum educators work with homeschool families to offer a range of learning activities that explore natural history, astronomy, weather… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 28, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

Summer’s constellations, Scorpio and Sagittarius, begin their departure, progressing from south toward the southwest through the month.  At the same time, the planetary duo of Jupiter and Saturn climb higher from the southeast into the south.  Extending up from the Teapot in Sagittarius, the broad, faint path of the Milky… Read More
May Weather

May Weather

Posted: May 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather, What's Happening

May is nearly as busy as April in the variety of weather gyrations to be expected. Most Mays record at least a few snowflakes, and about every 5 to 10 years some accumulating snow. Likewise, temperatures approaching 90 occur once or twice in a decade. Most of the time… Read More
FourScienceVT

FourScienceVT

Posted: April 30, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Four Vermont Science Centers Team Up to Provide Critical Support for the Science Education Needs of Vermonters. FourScienceVT, a museum consortium led by ECHO, Fairbanks, Montshire, and VINS, band together to address the disparity of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education of Vermont’s communities during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic… Read More
Museum CLOSED

Museum CLOSED

Posted: March 5, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Your health and safety come first, and we’re taking every precaution to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We hope to reopen on Saturday, April 4. We’ll post updates and the latest news here — please check back. While our doors are closed for general visits, we’re at work… Read More
Backyard Meteorology

Backyard Meteorology

Posted: February 18, 2020| Categories: Learning, Mark Breen, Programs and Events, Weather, What's Happening

Starting March 19, this 3-part series covers weather basics with Senior Meteorologist Mark Breen. Ever wonder how meteorologists make weather forecasts that that can influence the ways we travel, grow our gardens, and prepare for the day? Mark Breen helps you develop the skills to identify, observe, and record… Read More
CNB Stories from Space

CNB Stories from Space

Posted: February 4, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events, What's Happening

Community National Bank Stories from Space happens every other Sunday, from 10 – 11AM, February 23 through April 4. This lively program is for budding space explorers, toddlers to 5 years old and their families. Science educator Mike Ressler and guest presenters zoom kids through the solar system with eye-opening… Read More