Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

1302 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819- Map It
(802) 748-2372

AAA Editor Notes

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, 1302 Main St., houses a large collection that includes more than 5,000 mounted birds, about 3,000 of which are on display, as well as taxidermied mammals, an exhibit of butterflies and moths from around the world, art and antiques, and village and crafts tools. The museum also is home to the Eye in the Sky Weather Center (a working studio that is not open to visitors) and Vermont's only public planetarium. It also hosts traveling exhibits every summer. The 1891 building was designed by noted architect Lambert Packard to house the “cabinet of curiosities” of Franklin Fairbanks, nephew of Thaddeus Fairbanks, the inventor of the platform scale. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Museum $8; $6 (ages 5-17, ages 62+ and students ages 18-25 with ID); $20 (family, two adults and all minor children). Planetarium $5.
Hours: Daily 9-5. Planetarium show schedule varies; phone ahead. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas.