Museum News

January Weather

January Weather

Posted: January 7, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

With December’s experimentation in winter now over, there can be little doubt that this is winter’s stronghold. The time-worn adage “as the days lengthen, the cold strengthens” gets its inspiration from this month, for daylight increases nearly 50 minutes, but average temperatures drop to their lowest levels of the winter. Read More
Winter Work

Winter Work

Posted: January 3, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Our doors are closed until Saturday, January 25, while we update exhibits and refresh our display cases. This work involves replacing outdated interpretation and repainting exhibit areas. We’re focusing on a large exhibit wall that has held bird mounts from Australia, New Zealand, parts of Asia and South America. Read More
Thank you!

Thank you!

Posted: December 13, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Your contributions to the Fairbanks Museum inspire great ideas. Every donation supports science education, public programs, and engaging exhibits. Your gift lets us know what you value and where to focus our creative energy. Please make your contribution today. It’s easier than ever to… Read More
First Night North

First Night North

Posted: December 9, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events

December 31, 6-9PM Our View is 20/20: Join our expert astronomers as they give you a tour of the winter skies, and show you highlights for 2020, including fantastic views of Venus, and a marvelous meeting of Jupiter and Saturn late in the year. Planetarium shows begin every 30 minutes… Read More
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: December 2, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

The longest nights of the year welcome the return of Orion, rising earlier each evening, and dominating the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars. Extending this line to the upper right leads to the red star Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus, the Bull, while looking… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: December 2, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

In winter’s deepest dark, we carry on the traditions of our ancient ancestors, kindling the hopes of longer days with the festive lights of the season. Their belief that the sun needed some help seems fitting in December, on average the cloudiest month of the year. The re-establishment of a… Read More
Nature Store Sale

Nature Store Sale

Posted: November 28, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Everything is marked down 20% — Fairbanks Museum members save 25%! Gifts to bring smiles for everyone on your list. We’ve got hundreds of items, from cuddly Wild Republic animals to polished fossils. Give a glistening geode to your young adventurer or spark a passion for… Read More
Victorian Holiday

Victorian Holiday

Posted: November 27, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Sat, Dec 14, 1:30 – 4:00 PM We’re decking the halls and pulling out the cookie platters, and prepping for our time-capsule holiday tradition. The Fairbanks Victorian Holiday Open House is our way to say “thank you” to our members, neighbors, and friends as we ring in the season with… Read More
Deus Ex Homine

Deus Ex Homine

Posted: November 15, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

On view through Dec 31. This exhibition was designed and organized by students in a class taught by Professor Christie Harner in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. The class, titled “God, Darwin, & the Literary Imagination,” focuses on themes that emerged from debates about evolution… Read More
Take Apart & Build It New

Take Apart & Build It New

Posted: November 15, 2019| Category: Programs and Events

Fri, Nov 29, 12:00-4:00 PM: Autosaver Group Take Apart & Build It New is your chance to peek under the “hood” of household machines and find out what makes them tick. Have you ever wondered what’s inside that clock? What drives your remote controlled toy? What gears and gadgets will… Read More