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 mourn the killing of George Floyd and stand in solidarity with everyone who is in pain over this latest example of brutality. We feel compelled by our values to take a stand against the systems of oppression that disproportionately harm people of color.
This museum exists to inspire everyone who walks through the doors. The Fairbanks Museum is a place for families, friends, and neighbors — there is no room for bias in our galleries or our programs. We’re committed to your safety and health. We’re steadfast in support of inquiry-based learning that is at the core of scientific method. We will seek guidance and collaborate with our neighbors who raise awareness of inequity to make sure our work is constructive.
The Fairbanks Museum continues to challenge habits of thought with programs, exhibits, and speakers that reshape our view of the world and expand our horizons. This work includes confronting bias and the systems that limit anyone’s ability to reach their full potential. This process is ongoing. We’re exploring new ways to make sure every visitor feels welcomed in our galleries and leaves with a sense of wonder about the world around us. This effort means an intentional look at how exhibits are interpreted and understood, so the messages we send out are balanced, inclusive, and accurate.
We believe a bright future depends on empowering students to ask questions and become keen observers of the natural world. Through their eyes, we’ll overcome disease, adapt technology, harness energy, and so much more.These galleries inspire vision and imagination that is grounded in the diversity and wonders of our natural world. Our community is grounded in fairness and justice.
Thank you for being a part of the Fairbanks Museum.