The Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
Our planetarium offers an immersive, surrounded experience. Regularly scheduled presentations are recommended for children ages 7 and older. Once the doors are closed, guests will no longer be admitted.
You can purchase your tickets at the front desk on the day of your visit.
Fairbanks Museum members can reserve tickets by email.
Reservations must be received at least 24 hours in advance of your visit and picked up at least 1/2 hour before the scheduled presentation.
Members can order advance tickets at no charge with promo code MEMBER.
Reserve the planetarium for a private show (up to 24 people)
including a personal show of your choice, free admission to the museum for everyone in your group, plus a family membership for $250.
Please call 802-748-2372 to reserve your private planetarium event.
Reservations for a private show must be made at least 1 week in advance.
TONIGHT’S SKY with a live presenter
Take a guided tour of the cosmos with one of our astronomy presenters. You’ll be introduced to the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible in the night sky.
Dinosaurs of Antarctica
From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals—where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation—and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica.
Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomena, and northern Vermont is in the path of totality on April 8, 2024. In this new planetarium show, you will learn how eclipses happen, some of the history of eclipse watchers, and how to observe safely. Texas is the nexus where the annular eclipse of 2023 and the total solar eclipse of 2024 cross! The next solar eclipse to cross the US is in 2045 so don’t miss this one!
ECLIPSE with a live presenter
One of our astronomy presenters guides you on a tour of the cosmos with a focus on eclipses. You’ll experience the rare phenomena of a total solar eclipse, learn about different kinds of eclipses, and be introduced to eclipse lore from around the world and through the ages.
3:30 PM (Sat & Sun only)
Beyond the Sun
While Celeste is fighting off sleep in her room by reading a book on astronomy she receives an unexpected visit from Moon. Together, they will enjoy a journey through the Universe to discover what exoplanets are and how they can be detected. They observe rogue planets, oceanic worlds and super-Earths. Moon tells her about exoplanet hunters, who observe the sky in search of planets like Earth. Many adventures are yet to come. But first she needs some rest. Celeste drops off to sleep waiting for the next visit of Moon.