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Hours and Fees

Fairbanks Museum main gallery

Open daily

 10 AM - 5 PM

Please read our Staying Safe guidelines before your visit.

Your safety is our priority.  We continue to follow guidance from the CDC and the State of Vermont, which changes accroding to the levels of concern.
All visitors to the Fairbanks Museum must wear a mask while you are indoors. Infants and toddlers aged 2 and younger are not required to wear a mask. This includes everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals. This is due to the transmissibility of the Delta Variant.
Masks are not required outside.


We ask that you respect the distancing guidance and remain 6" apart from people who are not part of your group.

Museum AdmissionMembers remember

  • Members: FREE (please bring your membership card)
  • Adults: $12.00
  • Seniors (65+)/children (5 -17): $8.00
  • Children aged 4 and younger: FREE

Planetarium Admission

  • Members: FREE
  • Nonmembers: $7

The Fairbanks Museum is grateful for support from residents in St. Johnsbury and communities that contribute through municipal appropriations. If you live in any of the these towns, you are welcome to visit the galleries any day, any time at no charge: Barnet, Burke, Concord, Danville, East Haven, Granby, Kirby, Lyndon, Newark, Peacham, St. Johnsbury, Sheffield, Stannard, Sutton, Waldon, Waterford, Wheelock and Monroek NH. There is still a charge to view the planetarium show.

Free, off-street parking is available in a desingated parking lot on Thaddeus Lane. Under the solar canopy, this lot hosts two Level 2 EV charging stations through the ChargePoint network. The first two hours of charging is 20 cents per KWH. 

Groups of 8 or more MUST reserve tickets in advance of your visit. Smaller groups may visit without a reservation.

You are welcome to enter the Museum as soon as you arrive. We suggest allowing about 2 hours to tour the galleries. 

Please check the Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines for travel and prevention measures. These advisories are updated frequently -- please be sure to read the most recent announcements.

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:


  • Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
  • Vinton Space Science Gallery
  • Main Gallery (natural history)
  • Balcony Gallery (Fairbanks Family legacy collections, local artifacts, Inside Out exhibit, John Hampson's Bug Art)
  • Soucy Family Exploration Station
  • Museum Store


  • Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House
  • Eye on the Sky Weather Observation Station
  • Delia Griffin Playground
  • Campus picnic tables

On view through December 31, 2021

Inside Out: Hidden Art in Natural History Collections