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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
+1 802-748-2372
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Worth a visit

If you have an interest in and/or knowledge of what this sort of museum represents it is worth a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharon34895
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Decatur, Georgia
Interesting place and good for nature lovers

Good value and educational. Saw many exhibits that were fascinating. Walked way with an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GK530OnTheGo
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United States
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A museum that resembles a storybook castle offers a variety: vintage toys and weapons to fossils and antiques.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
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+1 802-748-2372
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank GK530OnTheGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This museum is amazing. I grew up here in St. Johnsbury, and I spent most of my childhood going here. It has great animal displays, as well as historical items. Taking a walk in here is like travelling through time. Upstairs, you can see the...More

1  Thank malvermont
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This museum was built over 100 years ago by the Fairbanks family. Has some interesting exhibits, lots of bugs. Located in st.johnsbury it is well worth the trip

1  Thank 962debrat
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Fantastic place to visit while traveling through North-Eastern Kingdom of vermont. Excellent collection of different artifacts. Your kids will just love it.

Thank Alexandre S
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