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Hours and Fees

Golden EagleOpen every day, 9 AM - 5 PM

CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

We are closed for a few weeks at the beginning of January each year to update and install exhibits. We sometimes close for private events. Please check our calendar.

Museum Admission

  • Adults: $9.00
  • Senior citizens and children under 17: $7.00
  • Children under 5: FREE

Fairbanks Family (includes general admission for up to 2 adults and their children under 17): $25.00

Family Plus (includes general admission plus planetarium tickets for up to 2 adults and their children under 17): $45.00

Discounted admission is available for schools and groups.

These local communities contribute to the Museum through municipal appropriations and all residents can enjoy free admission anytime: St. Johnsbury, Barnet, Burke, Danville, East Haven, Granby, Kirby, Lyndonville, Newark, Peacham, Sheffield, Stannard, Sutton, Walden, Waterford, and Wheelock. 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. Community support allows all residents of your town to enjoy FREE admission to the Museum any day throughout the year, plus FREE planetarium shows and special programming on Town Days.

Discount or free admission with your membership card from our affiliate organizations:

  • Association of Science and Technology Centers
  • American Association of Museums

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 for $6 dollars per person (5+ recommended). More information about the planetarium, including showtimes and astronomy resources can be found here.

Accessibility: The Museum's Main Gallery, The Nature Store, and restroom are accessible to people in wheelchairs. At this time, the planetarium and mezzanine are not accessible, although we are working toward making that happen and a tablet with photographs of the collections 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