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Hours and Fees

Welcome to the Fairbanks Museum

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please read our Staying Safe guidelines before your visit.

Museum AdmissionFairbanks Museum members

  • Members: FREE (please bring your membership card)
  • Adults: $9.00
  • Seniors (65+)/children (5 -17): $7.00
  • Children aged 4 and younger: FREE

We are operating with a maximum capacity of 75 individuals based on the State of Vermont's guidelines. Groups of 8 or more MUST reserve tickets in advance of your visit. Smaller groups may visit without a reservation.

Send an email to let us know when you plan to arrive.

Or call 802-748-2372 to reserve your visit time.

You are welcome to enter the Museum as soon as you arrive. We suggest allowing about 2 hours to tour the galleries, take part in programs, and experience our outdoor activities. 

Check our calendar for a daily schedule of outdoor programming in our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House, Astronomy Deck, and Children's Nature Corner.

What’s Open

The timeless natural history exhibits in the Fairbanks Museum main gallery have been refreshed and renewed. You’ll find yourself face-to-face with our gigantic moose, towering bears, hovering hummingbirds, as well as mounts from our collections that have not been on view before. Open spaces include:


  • Main Gallery (natural history)
  • Balcony Gallery (Fairbanks Family legacy collections, local artifacts, Inside Out exhibit, John Hampson's Bug Art)
  • Soucy Family Exploration Station (partially open - some interactive exhibits are temporarily off limits)
  • Wildflower Table
  • Museum Store


  • Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House
  • Observation Beehive
  • Eye on the Sky Weather Observation Station
  • StarSpace outdoor astronomy tours
  • Campus picnic tables

These spaces are temporarily off-limits while we prepare them to welcome you when it’s safe:

  • Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
  • Vinton Space Science Gallery

On view through December 31, 2020

Inside Out: Hidden Art in Natural History Collections