Category: What’s Happening

Vision for Science Annex

Vision for Science Annex

Posted: September 22, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

by Andrew McGregor, Caledonian-Record (9/22/2020) In a bold vision for its future, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has plans to build the first major expansion on the historic structure in 125 years. But not even the team with the only public planetarium in Vermont knows just yet if the… Read More
Learning Re-framed

Learning Re-framed

Posted: September 15, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

You can be part of creating a classroom that delivers inspiration and science in the heart of St. Johnsbury. With your help, we’re installing an outdoor classroom that will be well-ventilated, roomy, and versatile — an innovative space that will welcome visitors throughout the year. We need your help to… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 3, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

Summer’s constellations Scorpio and Sagittarius are thinking about leaving as they progress into the southwest through the month, joined by the spectacular planetary duo of Jupiter and Saturn in the south as twilight fades.  Extending up from the Teapot in Sagittarius, the broad, faint path of the Milky Way arches… Read More
Jewel Heist

Jewel Heist

Posted: July 8, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events, What's Happening

Match wits with a master jewelry thief to solve a mystery in the museum! Transform your visit to our galleries with this new immersive experience that reveals new dimensions of our eclectic exhibits. The headline from August 6, 1913: Museum Gems are Stolen “A large collection of gems, including specimens… Read More
A World of Wonder

A World of Wonder

Posted: June 24, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Our signature Feast with the Beasts marks the beginning of summer — it’s a chance to get together with friends and neighbors to sample fresh flavors from talented local kitchens in one of Vermont’s true treasures. We can’t hold a party this year, instead you’re invited to celebrate the wonders… Read More
Digging Deep

Digging Deep

Posted: June 23, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

While our galleries are dark,  we’re busy planning safe and enticing experiences for you to explore when the doors reopen. We’re creating an inviting outdoor campus that extends your visit to include a new Eye on the Sky Weather/Climate installation, our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House, Honeybee Hive, native… Read More
July 1

July 1

Posted: June 12, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Starting July 1, the Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. New safety measures will be in place to keep you safe and protect staff. A new entry will bring visitors into the classroom, where guests can wash their hands with plenty of distancing space. According to… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

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

June eases from spring to summer, delivering some of the longest, finest days of the year.  Although a dreary day comes in now and again, much of the weather has become a local affair.  Showers and thunderstorms skip about to soak one farm, and leave another bone-dry.  But leading the… Read More
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

Posted: May 18, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning, What's Happening

We’re watching for new blooms every day. Early spring flowers bask in our New England sunshine and brighten fields, forests, and wetlands with splashes of color. We’ve been recording first bloom dates at the Fairbanks Museum since 1904, and we’re not about to stop now — we’re simply moving our… 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