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Fairbanks Museum

Founded in 1891 based on a Victorian “cabinet of curiosities” collected by Franklin Fairbanks, the Fairbanks Museum inspires wonder and curiosity about our natural world. With an eclectic collection of animals and artifacts, shells and fossils, meteorites and meteorology, plus much more! Home to the SunCommon Eye on the Sky Weather Center and the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, Vermont’s only public planetarium. All this under the triumphant arch of our classic Victorian building, a cornerstone of St. Johnsbury’s Historic Main Street District.

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For more info: 802-748-2372

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Funding for this site was provided with support from:
A Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development, Federal funds under award 01-79-14768 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, The Northern Border Regional Commission, The Vermont Community Foundation, Northern Forest Center.

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