Franklin and Frances Fairbanks Invite You on a Virtual Journey.
We're going to the moon and beyond ...
The Fairbanks Museum is launching this virtual dimension to reach you where you are. We'll join your adventures and guide you through discoveries. This page is just the beginning.
Take in what you can, when you can, in the format that meets your needs.
Schools and Libraries
Our online classes cover science topics from microbes to the edges of the universe. Here is a sample of what's happening in our virtual classroom:
For a full calendar of online learning resources and easy access, step into our virtual classroom.
Families and community creativity
Dive deeper into the world of museums, collecting, and creating. We're pulling together tools to make your home adventures even better when you build a virtual museum by posting photos. Take a tour with our guides.
- Wildflower Gallery -- see what's blooming and go on a wildflower wander
- ECO ART Critters -- create birds, insects, reptiles, mammals and more!
- Victorian Virtual Reality -- take a tour through the history of Fairbanks Museum taxidermy
Animals and Artifacts
Our natural history collections invite you into the homes and habitats of animals you may never see in the wild. You're up close and personal with a family of flamgoes as they wade through a marsh, and you're face-to-face with a giant kodiak bear, who might see you as lunch. Birds of paradise perch on a tree, and a muscrat clan swims through seasons. Each diorama is created with care to the exact arrangment and posture of the animals and their surroundings. There are countless stories in each display, and we're ready to take those stories to you as you embark on your own adventures!
We miss you. We really do. Franklin and Frances Fairbanks created this landmark for friends and neighbors to gather, and that's what the Fairbanks Museum continues to be. We're inspired by your questions, your discoveries, your laughter, and your adventures. We miss you so much we've created ways to keep our doors open from a distance
Most of all, we hope you'll let us know what's happening in your world. What have you seen or heard? What stars keep you company? What's growing in your fields or forests? Where have your adventures taken you?
We'll keep our lessons and virtual updates coming ... and we welcome your ideas any time.
While we create tools and guides to keep you connected with the world around you, we rely on your support to keep our programs strong. Your donation at this time contributes to ongoing support for students, families, and our communities.