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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

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Address: 1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
Phone Number: 802 748 2372
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A museum that resembles a storybook castle offers a variety: vintage toys...

A museum that resembles a storybook castle offers a variety: vintage toys and weapons to fossils and antiques.

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This review has to be brief. Just want to say that we thoroughly enjoyed this place. We stopped on the way from a NH motel to a VT one. LOTS of exhibits about animals and birds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ted_Casey
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Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review has to be brief. Just want to say that we thoroughly enjoyed this place. We stopped on the way from a NH motel to a VT one. LOTS of exhibits about animals and birds - lots of taxidermy. The architecture and style of the museum is old, but a real pleasure to be in - unique. Perhaps the... More 

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Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small but has a lot to see. It's a small town museum with a lot of history and the person greeting us had a lot of knowledge about the museum's history. It was so nice to just spend some quiet time looking around. The Planetarium was really interesting and we enjoyed it very much. The show was... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family vacation to Northern Vermont was one of complete relaxation and getting away from the busy schedules of our lives. One of our two road trips was to the quaint hamlet of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. A wonderful walking town filled with small shops, galleries, and local attractions. One such attraction was the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium...and it did not... More 

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Thank Louis G
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fairbanks Museum was very interactive, fun, and a great way to spend a few hours. Even though there are many activities geared toward children, it is still great for adults to explore and learn. We had a great time and would highly recommend.

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Thank Jtries
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. So many specimens of so many kinds of creatures. For example, who knew there were so many types of hummingbirds? Our granddaughter had a great time seeing all the animals and the dollhouses. We did the 1/2 hour presentation in the planetarium (excellent timing on our part, as the hour-long one would have been too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a great treasure for kids of all ages. We took our seven and nine year old grandchildren from CT. They loved all of the animals, the hands on exhibits and some of the art including the bug and butterfly pieces.

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Thank Lana S
Sherbroke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

A magnific old museum with a big collection of naturalized bird from everywhere, a place to discover.

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Thank Mario W. C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We went here for something to do one day since there not much around St. J to keep yourself busy. My wife wanted to see the planetarium, so we paid the admission for the 1/2 hr. session. There was a group of elementary kids there which were loud (as kids normally are) who did the planetarium as well. The man... More 

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Thank Jeff B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

My wife and I unexpectedly ended up in Saint Johnsbury on a sleepy weekday afternoon, and with rain threatening decided to explore the major museum in town before driving back east that evening. We were amazed by the many and varied displays, especially the collections of stuffed birds and other wildlife. Luckily, we arrived in time for the last planetarium... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

History, Science,Bugs,Mammals,andReptiles. Native American people the first settlers to outer space .A Planetarium !! Lions,Tigars,and Bears. I’ve been going here for 50 years never gets old

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