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Learning With Us

Education services at the Fairbanks Museum are designed to inspire, engage and encourage students to become curious about our natural world. These programs are developed by Museum educators to meet Next Generation Science Standards.

The Museum's learning experiences take place in our awe-inspiring galleries, state-of-the-art Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, nature classrooms, exploration station, STEM Lab and outdoor campuses. You’ll discover the natural world with trained naturalists and scientists including specialists in astronomy, meteorology, environmental science, and other Earth sciences.

Options For A Visit

  • If you are coming for a field trip, you can pick from our museum classes, STEM Lab lessons, astronomy classes, field experiences, and more (find pricing below). We offer more than 80 unique classes and are happy to tailor them to what your students may be learning in school with you.
  • Homeschool students can take part in our once-a-month (on Fridays) Homeschool Group sessions. We start with classes and then learn in the field on trips around our area.
  • Our Group Sleepover at the museum is ideal for youth groups from the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and Boys and Girls Clubs (as well as other community organizations).
  • Our Portable Planetarium offers a chance to take one of our astronomy classes in the comfort of your own organization's facilities.
You can request a group visit by filling out this form. Or have questions? Email Karina Weiss.

Group Fees

  • $5 per student for museum admission
  • $10 per student for 1 one hour Museum Class or Planetarium Show
  • $12 per student for 2 one hour Museum Classes or Planetarium Shows

Each chaperone for every 5 students gets in free with any additional chaperones asked to pay the student rate. There is a 12 student minimum at the $10 rate ($120 minimum) and a 10 student minimum at the $12 rate ($120 minimum). For questions regarding group fees, please click here.

You can request a group visit by filling out this form.

Have questions? Email Karina Weiss.