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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I Regret Not Visiting In The Past!

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon indoors. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary W
Cavendish, Vermont
So worth a visit!

We could easily have spent all day in this quirky old fashioned collection of oddities. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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A museum that resembles a storybook castle offers a variety: vintage toys and weapons to fossils and antiques.
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1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
+1 802-748-2372
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon indoors. The lighting and sparkling clean displays allow a visitor to relax the mind, soften the gaze and enjoy an up-close detailed view of a huge variety of animals, birds and insects....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could easily have spent all day in this quirky old fashioned collection of oddities. The building itself is beautiful and as long as a massive number of stuffed birds don’t bother you, it’s a marvelous place. Go upstairs and see varied historic artifacts from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We spent almost 1 hour visiting this natural history museum in scenic St. Johnsbury; although we could have easily spent more time. There is a free audio tour available, which might be a good idea, to help you focus on some of the more important...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TNKaz
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We were not able to stay long because the dander from all the "taximdermied" animals stirred up my husband's allergies. However, we enjoyed the displays of wildlife from the smallest insects and butterflies to the mammoth animals such as polar bears and moose. The hands-on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Very impressive museum. A little bit of everything. We especially enjoyed the Planetarium program. The narrator, Bob, was very knowledgeable and personable. We also enjoyed the Butterfly House.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Fairbanks is a combined science and natural history museum. Our granddaughter wasn't that impressed with the large taxidermy collection including what looked like every bird known to mankind, but she absolutely loved the hands-on science exhibits such as a bottle rocket, flying her hand-made paper...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 48NYSV
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We visit there yesterday and we had a good time.Parking was behind the museum.You have to go around as the few parking spots on the side was only for handicap.Just drive around the museum and you'll find the parking lot it's in corner.Becareful when you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We were greeted by a friendly attendant. We paid $25 for a family ticket 2 adults and 2 children. Unfortunately the planetarium wasn’t open until the afternoon and we were there at ooening at 9 a.m. We walked around and looked at the first floor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wendy D
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This museum, is like going to the Field museum of Chicago, with everything necessary to educate a child about the history of the planet. A thorough and wonderful collection created by the Fairbanks family, I have never seen such a wonderful, thoughtful collection and architecturally...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The Fairbanks Museum is probably one of the best kept secrets in the North East Kingdom. There is so much to experience for young and old alike. If you are in the neighborhood it is a must see. We take our grandkids back again and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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