Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, Saint Johnsbury

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  • My husband and I had an amazing time looking at the incredible varieties of birds, reptiles, and mammals. A self-guided audio narration allowed us to hear detail descriptions as we observed the many d...  more »
  • Inside the lovely Richardsonian Romanesque exterior lurks an amazing collection of objects, carefully curated, well displayed and thoroughly explained. Lots of hands on exhibits as well, in addition t...  more »
  • This is a museum for the ages. Snuggled in a small town this is a gem. Lots of things to see and explore the Planetarium.  more »
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  • Absolutely love this building the architecture is a beautiful very old home and awesome planetarium found a Groupon code and got it for a very cheap price to see both the planetarium and the museum the outside surrounding buildings are also a beautiful site. Highly recommend for anyone. Great restaurant options centrally located to the museum.
  • Echoing many 5 star reviews. Awesome and we’ll worth the cost. Hidden gem. Surprising composition for a seemingly small building. Very kid friendly. Our 2 1/2yo son had a great time. We had a blast!
  • My kids and I spent HOURS here. There was so much to do and see in such a nice-size space. I was able to view a photography exhibit and read every caption because the kids were so engrossed in the activities, and I could see them the whole time. We ate lunch at a picnic table in the lovely backyard, then looked at butterflies in the butterfly enclosure. Not done yet! We went to the planetarium for a show and returned a few day later to do it all over again. We all loved it.
  • Visited here as a side trip while staying near Lake Willoughby. Although it is not a very large museum, my kids and I spent about 2.5 hours. Large selection of taxidermy. They have a nice section of interactive hands-on displays. We also visited the planetarium. The man that did the presentation was very entertaining.
  • We came a few minutes late to the planetarium show and we were the only people there but the guy did the show anyways! I’m so happy he did because we got such a personal great experience in the planetarium. Very funny and informative. I’ll be looking for the North Star!
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