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 art and antiques, village and crafts tools and more than 75,000 natural-science specimens like shells, rocks and mounted animals. 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 a traveling exhibit that runs from one summer to the next. 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 $9; $7 (ages 5-17, ages 62+ and students ages 18-25 with ID); $25 (family living in one household). One-hour planetarium show $6. Thirty-minute planetarium show $4.
Hours: Daily 9-5. Planetarium show daily at 3:30 (additional shows are offered Sat.-Sun.; phone for schedule). Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule in early Jan.