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Hours and Fees

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is termporarily closed. We miss our visitors and want each of you to be in the very best health when we reopen.

Join Bobby Farlice-Rubio as he updates you on COVID19 with our partners at Northern Vermont Regional Hospital. Then stay tuned as he talks with special guests about staying and learning at home. This week, Bobby talks with Shawn Tester (Chief Executive Officer of Northern Vermont Regional Hospital) and Kim Behr (Creator of Northeast Kingdom Operation Face Mask).



Museum Admission

  • Members: FREE
  • Adults: $9.00
  • Seniors, students, and children under 17: $7.00
  • Children under 5: FREE

Planetarium Admission

  • Members: FREE
  • Nonmembers: $6

Discounts available for schools and groups.

These local communities contribute to the Museum through municipal appropriations and all residents can enjoy free admission to the museum anytime: St. Johnsbury, Barnet, Burke, Danville, East Haven, Granby, Kirby, Lyndonville, Newark, Peacham, Sheffield, Stannard, Sutton, Walden, Waterford, and Wheelock, VT, and Monroe, NH. (Additional charges for planetarium shows and special programs.) If your community is not included in this list, you can contact your select board members or Town Office to file a petition that would provide community support.

Daily presentations in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium invite you to tour the solar system, stars, and beyond! At the only public planetarium in Vermont, we offer 30 minute fulldome programs and presentations (5+ recommended). More information about the planetarium, including showtimes and astronomy resources can be found here.

Accessibility: The Museum's Main Gallery, Planetarium, Nature Store, and restroom are accessible to people in wheelchairs. At this time, the mezzanine galleries are not accessible, although we are working toward making that happen. A tablet with photographs of the collections on view in the balcony is available.

David Macaulay created this drawing of our historic building and the exhibits you’ll find inside.

David Macaulay Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Drawing