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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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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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Amazing and Random

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian_Donna_2010
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Sherbroke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Wolcott, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see and observe. Good for a few minutes to all day. The building is worth seeing alone. Planetarium is small and intimate with excellent shows.

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Victoria, BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We were not sure what to expect when we walked through the door. They have a very extensive collection of different species of wild life thanks to a local taxidermist. The building also houses a large selection of varied items collected through out the world by Franklin Fairbanks. We also enjoyed viewing the temporary exhibit "X-Ray Vision from the Smithsonian... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Had a totally wonderful day exploring this unique site. Thanks, Damon, for the extra special attention!

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Saint Peters
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I traveled to Saint Johnsbury specifically for this museum, the town is a great place to visit. The museum itself has a lot of character. First of all the building is worth seeing. To think the town invested in a science museum in the 1890s. I liked how it has been modified over the years to remain relevant. The creaky... More 

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