Museum News

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
We’re with you.

We’re with you.

Posted: June 8, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is a gathering place and a community dedicated to inspiring curiosity about our natural world. Everyone in our circles is affected by what’s happening around us, and we want you to know where we stand. The Fairbanks Museum celebrates life in all forms. We… Read More
June Astronomy

June Astronomy

Posted: June 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Our shortest nights of the year in June still feature some great star gazing, with the Summer Triangle rising in the east – Vega, highest and brightest in the northeast, Deneb nearer the horizon, and Altair to their right, all three within the Milky Way, returning in the eastern skies,… 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 Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: May 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

As May welcomes the return of some of the brighter summer stars, including Vega in the northeast, and Antares in the southeast, we watch the rapid descent of Venus, well-placed in the west during the first week, but fading in the Sun’s glare by Memorial Day.  On its way, it… 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