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Vacation & Summer Programs

Summer Educational Offerings

  Discovery Camps  KampIWannaHavFun

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of our Discovery Camps at the Fairbanks Museum. There was a lot of thought put into this decision, and it was not an easy one to make. The health and well-being of our campers, their families, and staff is our primary concern. At this time of uncertainty and changing regulations, we ultimately did not feel like we could provide you with the type of hands-on camp experience we value as an institution. 

Discovery Camps

For questions about Discovery Camps, please contact Karina Weiss at (802) 748-2372.

Creature Features 


Over time, animals have evolved special features to help them catch their prey, stay safe from predators, and care for their babies. Campers will take a closer look at animal pelts, skulls and other bones to help explain how creatures have adapted to survive in a variety of different habitats. We will also journey into the museum to examine stuffed animals in our awesome new exhibit, Inside Out: Hidden Art in Natural History Collections. 


Locomotion Commotion 

Why can't humans jump as far as a kangaroo or fly as fast as a peregrine falcon? We have the ability to swim and climb, but when it comes to moving around our world, there are some impressive skills that only non-human animals possess. This exciting week of camp will include fun movement activities, games and crafts to explore the different ways animals move in order to survive.




The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium works with the St. Johnsbury Recreation Department offering educational science programming over the five weeks of KampIWannaHavFun running June 22 through July 24. For more information and to register, please visit the Rec Dept's website here