Museum News

Chemistry of Beer

Chemistry of Beer

Posted: January 13, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Like good beer, but not sure about what makes a hop a hop? Or a malt a malt? Join us to learn how to enjoy drinking good beer. John Lenzini, Head of Brewery Operations and Co-Founder of Schilling Beer Company in Littleton, NH, will delve deep into the chemistry of… Read More
Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration

Posted: January 10, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

You are invited! Saturday, February 1st, 3:00-5:00 PM celebrate our re-opening for 2020. Come for light refreshments and a gallery tour to see new exhibits and updated displays with insider’s explanations from the Fairbanks Museum staff. Experience the newly-tilted dome of our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium for new tours of… Read More
January Astronomy

January Astronomy

Posted: January 7, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The winter stars feature the brightest collection of the year. Orion becomes the center of attention, with his three belt stars drawing a line to the right, pointing to the red star Aldebaran, the “eye” of Taurus, the Bull. To the left, Orion’s Belt leads to the rising star Sirius… Read More
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 This work involves replacing outdated interpretation and repainting exhibit areas.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