The Fairbanks Museum is a gem -- a manageable space filled with dazzling displays that engage guests with our natural world in unexpected ways.
Perfect for families and visitors of all ages, the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium invites you to explore your universe. Our core collections reflect our Victorian “Cabinet of Curiosity” roots, and you’ll find more than 30,000 animals and artifacts from around the world. Beyond our natural history displays, you can tour the cosmos in VT’s only public planetarium. Young guests are delighted to play with our wind tunnel, flying rockets, infra-red imaging board, and more in our Exploration Station. Don't miss the distinctive "Bug Art" of John Hampson -- mosaics made of beetles and moths. Our colorful native butterfly house and observation honeybee hive let you in on the fascinating worlds of insects in our region. And for weather fans, you can bring your questions to the Eye on the Sky meteorologists, whose weather forecasts are broadcast on VPR every day.
Most of all, you’ll enjoy an iconic Museum in a treasured historic building that inspires, intrigues, and delights visitors of all ages.