Our doors are closed Jan 1 – 19
while we install new exhibits and take care of our incredible collections. We’ll reopen on Saturday, January 20.
We take the time to repair and maintain our fragile collections because we know you want to see the artifacts and animals in our care looking pristine. It’s one of the most important functions of any museum. We’re honored to hold objects that represent the collective genius of artists, taxidermists, collectors and curators whose vision of our world shaped what you see in our galleries today. These artifacts and animals have inspired poetry, been used for drawing and photography, enlightened generations of school children, and drawn families closer through conversations. We are constantly awed by the diversity and beauty of the objects in our halls. So we’re polishing the glass and dusting the shelves and tending to any repairs … so you’ll find our displays as dazzling as when Franklin and Frances Fairbanks opened the doors to this Museum over a century ago!
We’re also making space for a new set of interactive stations designed to allow you to explore light and images in new ways … stay tuned as we reveal more about what’s happening in our Soucy Family Exploration Station!