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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
+1 802-748-2372
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Planetarium Treasure

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Is an excellent place to spend an afternoon. There are many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Judi K
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
More Displays Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Leave a serious chunk of time to really take in all the items on display here. We had about an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael P
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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
+1 802-748-2372
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Judi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Colemans78
Reviewed 13 August 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

Thank Sharon34895
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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

Thank GK530OnTheGo
Reviewed 25 July 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
Reviewed 21 July 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

Thank r1manchester
Reviewed 20 July 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
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Went there solo as spouse is not interested in museums. A large collection of stuffed birds from around the world, local Vermont wildlife, polar bears, and a detached tent for butterflies. Cost was reasonable and the atmosphere was awesome in a building built in the...More

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This museum abounds with surprises. Fairbanks inherited a family fortune and spent it on a huge natural science collection. He built the museum to house the collection--evidently at his wife's insistence. Take a trip back to the Victorian age and be ready for many surprises....More

1  Thank Mssussn
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