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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

Groups of 8 or more MUST purchase tickets in advance of your visit.

Choose a time for your visit

  • Morning (10AM - 12PM)
  • Midday (12PM - 2PM)
  • Afternoon (2PM - 4PM)

Please arrive at your ticket time to enjoy every moment of your visit.

Once you arrive, you'll be able to join daily outdoor programming in our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House, StarSpace astronomy tours, 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