The great Hall at the Fairbanks museum


Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Members remember to bring your membership card for FREE Admission

The Museum is closed New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Our doors are closed for a few weeks at the beginning of January for maintenance, and we may close rarely for private events. Check the calendar for program times.

Hours and Fees

We’re open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

We suggest allowing about 2 hours to tour our galleries.

Museum Admission

Members: FREE (please bring your membership card)
Adults: $17.00
Seniors (65+)/children (5 -17): $15.00
Children aged 4 and younger: FREE
Residents of supporting communities: FREE

Planetarium Admission

Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $8

Community Support

The Fairbanks Museum is grateful for support from residents in St. Johnsbury and communities that contribute through municipal appropriations. If you live in any of the these towns, you are welcome to visit the galleries any day, any time at no charge: Barnet, Burke, Concord, Danville, East Haven, Glover, Granby, Kirby, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Newark, Peacham, Ryegate, St. Johnsbury, Sheffield, Stannard, Sutton, Waldon, Waterford, Wheelock and Monroe NH. There is still a charge to view a planetarium show.


Free, off-street parking is available on Main Street in front of the Museum. EV charging is available under our solar canopy at 10 Thaddeus Lane.  We have two Level 2 EV charging stations through the ChargePoint network. The first two hours of charging is 20 cents per KWH.

Safety First

Your safety is our priority.  We continue to follow guidance from the CDC and the State of Vermont, which changes according to the levels of concern.

We ask that you respect the distancing guidance and remain 6 feet apart from people who are not part of your group.

Please check the Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines (off-site link) for travel and prevention measures. These advisories are updated frequently — please be sure to read the most recent announcements.