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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
+1 802-748-2372
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Great planetarium show.

Great planetarium show. You should go just for that. It does cost extra beyond the museum ticket... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janice D
Newark, Delaware, United States
Ole style museum, good.

Went there solo as spouse is not interested in museums. A large collection of stuffed birds from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee J
via mobile
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A museum that resembles a storybook castle offers a variety: vintage toys and weapons to fossils and antiques.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1302 Main St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-2248
+1 802-748-2372
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 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 22 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 22 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
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Close to 10,000 beetles make up the 3 by 4 star; a bug quilt. Get up close to a Kodiak and a Moose all magnificently displayed in their Victorian glory. A collection from from the times of HG Wells, Jules Verne and Charles Darwin, the...More

2  Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A cool, funky version of your typical natural history museum. A huge assortment of disheveled taxidermied animals downstairs and some odd collections upstairs like art made of dead beetles (my favorite) old school books, and Egyptian artifacts. The only downfall to my trip here was...More

Thank DLukas
Reviewed 22 February 2017

St. Johnsbury is off the beaten track, but if you are in the area, you should definitely check out this museum. It was built more than 100 years ago and hasn't been updated for the most part. It is an archetypal 19th century wealthy industrialist's...More

Thank Dutch Brother
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The museum has thousands of animals, mostly small critters and birds. There are a few large ones, too (bears, moose, etc.). The second floor has lots of artifacts from early American settlements, Native American cultures, Japan, etc. It isn’t very large, but the admission is...More

Thank Karl L
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