Saint Johnsbury - Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

802-748-2372

The Mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and to motivate our stewardship of a healthy planet.

The Fairbanks Museum was founded in 1889 by St. Johnsbury industrialist Franklin Fairbanks.

Inside our classic Victorian building, you’ll find a dazzling array of animals and artifacts, dolls and tools, shells and fossils, and much more! Take a trip through the cosmos in Vermont's only public planetarium. A full calendar of events, workshops, lectures and field programs invites everyone to explore the nature of our world.



Reviews

James Araujo

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Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
Impressive assortment of taxidermied mammals, reptiles, and birds on the main hall. A separate section features interactive science experiments fun for kids and adults. The second floor of their main hall features a varied collection of cultural pieces.

Susan Teske

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Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
This museum is free for local residents and moderately priced for anyone from out of town. Interesting exhibits, fun gift shop, and a planetarium at certain times of the year. There are special programs in the summer that are geared for children and a play space out back but is often filled with interesting exhibits or animals.

Heather Kenyon-Haff

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Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Great little museum with eclectic collection. New exhibits just unveiled. Recommended although quite small.

Christopher Walsh

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Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Great place to spend some one on one time with my son. We both enjoyed it very much.

Christian DeVries

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Lots to see and read. Some kid experiments and things to play with. Also some dinosaur and fossil stuff that my 7 year old loved. I would've given it 5 stars, but not as kid friendly as possible. Beautiful butterfly exhibit.