Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium [VT]
The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium presents conservation stewardship, natural history, and the relationship between humanity and our ecosystems. The environmental focus is on the Great Northern Forest. The museum is housed in a Victorian structure, and possesses the only public planetarium in Vermont. Over 400 species of plant can be viewed on site; and the museum collections consist of more than 175,000 specimens, artifacts, and archival documents.
The museum offers 50-minute planetarium presentations, exhibits, curriculum-based walking tours and educational programs for students, a student curator summer program, and archival access. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more wishing to view the planetarium program. Archival access is by appointment only. The website offers monthly astronomical information; curriculum resource guides on Abenaki life, the Great Northern Forest, and regional history; and scavenger hunts for use at the museum.