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Hours and Fees

OPEN: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Museum Admission

  • Members: FREE
  • Adults: $12.00
  • Seniors and children under 17: $8.00
  • Children under 5: FREE

Planetarium Admission

  • Members: FREE
  • Nonmembers: $7

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