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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

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1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
+1 802-748-2372
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Quaint Museum

Eclectic collections inside this museum. External architecture is very nice. Lots of stuffed... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Wtrav77
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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
Amazing collection for a small museum

This was really hard for me to rate. For Vermont- what an amazing natural history collection, but... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
jillbackeast
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Charlotte, Vermont
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A museum that resembles a storybook castle offers a variety: vintage toys and weapons to fossils and antiques.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Eclectic collections inside this museum. External architecture is very nice. Lots of stuffed animals and birds, as well as colletcions of fossils, butterflies, American Indian artifacts, and so on. Worth a stop if in the area.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

This was really hard for me to rate. For Vermont- what an amazing natural history collection, but having been to big city museums, it was a little lackluster. The planetarium show was pretty cool. I believe the museum has over 5,000 taxidermy birds, which was...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Is an excellent place to spend an afternoon. There are many exhibits to view, and audio tour of the exhibits. The Planetarium show as fabulous.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Leave a serious chunk of time to really take in all the items on display here. We had about an hour and half before the planetarium show, and ended up rushing to catch the show. A vast and wealthy collection preserved and didplayed very well....More

1  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

This was an accidental find while visiting Saint Johnsbury. The displays are diverse and fascinating. The planetarium show was fun and informative. To top it off it is truly a beautiful building to tour.

1  Thank Colemans78
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

If you have an interest in and/or knowledge of what this sort of museum represents it is worth a visit. Loved the x rays of the three animal mummies which showed how one had been sold to an ancient gullible tourist since it was wrappings...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Good value and educational. Saw many exhibits that were fascinating. Walked way with an appreciation of history of different cultures.

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

I agree, a little on the expensive side for walking around to look at the myriad stuffed/taxidermy birds, mammals, and reptiles. Many unique creatures and artifacts. Visit the scale outside the Planetarium to see what you would weigh on the Moon or Mars! Spend a...More

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

for what there is to see, but interesting stuffed animals, birds and items from south seas , japan, etc. Activities for kids and, currently, butterfly garden

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Great planetarium show. You should go just for that. It does cost extra beyond the museum ticket. The museum has a lot of taxidermied animals. It takes about an hour to go through the museum. Areas for kids to learn in and a cool butterfly...More

1  Thank Janice D
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