Thronateeska Heritage Center

Thronateeska Heritage Center Thronateeska Heritage Center inspires wonder and stimulates exploration of science and South Georgia's history by providing a dynamic learning experience through an interactive science center and museum & The Wetherbee Planetarium.
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Thronateeska Heritage Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1974 for the purpose of historic preservation and science education in Albany and Southwest Georgia. Thronateeska is located at Heritage Plaza, the 100 block of West Roosevelt Avenue in Albany, on the only remaining brick street in the city. Thronateeska's campus includes a history museum, science museum, rail car display, and a 40' full dome HD planetarium system, the first in the world of its kind. The museum facilities are housed in historic structures and new construction designed to reflect and retain the railroad heritage of the area. New to Thronateeska is the archives and collections department, which catalogues, stores, and cares for all of the collections at Thronateeska, and is open to the public for research purposes.

Operating as usual

Ho! ho! ho! Wishing you the merriest of Christmases from our Thronateeska family to yours!
12/25/2020

Ho! ho! ho! Wishing you the merriest of Christmases from our Thronateeska family to yours!

Is your child's holiday break being extended due to COVID? Would you like a fun, safe, educational environment for them ...
12/22/2020

Is your child's holiday break being extended due to COVID? Would you like a fun, safe, educational environment for them the week of January 4-8? We have the answer! Winter Break Camp: Snow Days will be hosted daily by Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium! Choose one day or the entire week. For details and registration: https://flintriverquarium.regfox.com/fall-break-camp-2020

Who was able to see this tonight?
12/22/2020

Who was able to see this tonight?

The Christmas Star 2020. The first picture is a long exposure of Jupiter and Saturn together on December 21st 2020 at their closest point, taken from Central Georgia USA. I did a long exposure to allow the light to soak into the barrel of the telescope and bounce off its internal mirrors and hardware to create this beautiful effect. The 2nd picture is what it looked like from the telescope eyepiece, rings of Saturn and Jupiter’s moons in full view. Merry Christmas.

Thank you everyone who has asked about getting a printed copy of the Christmas Star 2020 image. I do not have a store front or website to handle all these requests, so I am uploading the high resolution image for you to download and print on your own. It is my Christmas gift to all of you. If you do want to contribute to my work, you are welcome to make a paypal or Venmo contribution to me at

paypal.me/greghoganphotography

https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3170296043405312214

Image Download
https://app.box.com/s/g9w60zqsfc1hi6rqczvs4juxchfdteqp

Don’t forget to step outside tonight just after sunset and look up. Jupiter and Saturn, two of the brightest planets in ...
12/21/2020

Don’t forget to step outside tonight just after sunset and look up. Jupiter and Saturn, two of the brightest planets in our solar system, will be so close in the night sky that they will appear as though they are This rare event, sometimes dubbed a "Christmas Star," is known in astronomy as a "Great Conjunction."

Skywatchers, you're in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat! Jupiter and Saturn are doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction on Dec. 21, just after sunset. Find out:

🤩 When and where to look up
📷 How to photograph the conjunction

Visit: https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/637859420873818112/the-great-conjunction-of-jupiter-and-saturn

The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, when the sun appears at its most sout...
12/21/2020

The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, when the sun appears at its most southerly position, directly overhead at the faraway Tropic of Capricorn.
The situation is the reverse in the Southern Hemisphere. There, the December solstice marks the longest day of the year -- and the beginning of summer in places such as Argentina, Australia and South Africa.

12/21/2020
Tomorrow at 10 am, don't miss our Tricera-Tots program. We will be focusing on Santa! We'll read a story, learn poems an...
12/17/2020

Tomorrow at 10 am, don't miss our Tricera-Tots program. We will be focusing on Santa! We'll read a story, learn poems and songs, and make a handprint Santa ornament to take home to your Christmas tree! While you're here, be sure to take in the Santa exhibit on display and add on a Season of Light planetarium show ($5 per person plus tax) to make a perfect pre-Christmas outing for you and your little one(s)!

Program Cost: $3 per person for ages 4 & up/FREE for members
Ages 3 and under FREE

Thronateeska Heritage Center
12/12/2020

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Having a great time at the Great Holiday Hunt today at Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium! Come join us!

Having a great time at the Great Holiday Hunt today at Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium!  Come join us!
12/12/2020

Having a great time at the Great Holiday Hunt today at Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium! Come join us!

Thronateeska Heritage Center
12/11/2020

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Join us tomorrow for The Great Holiday Hunt from 11 am-2 pm! We'll provide the clues for a holly, jolly scavenger hunt adventure at Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium. Don’t forget to bring an electronic device to aid in your search. While you're here, you can also enjoy a visit to our annual Santa exhibit and even take in a showing of our Season of Light planetarium show (additional $5 plus tax per person). The Great Holiday Hunt is included with Flint RiverQuarium admission. FRQ & THC members are free!

Join us tomorrow for The Great Holiday Hunt from 11 am-2 pm! We'll provide the clues for a holly, jolly scavenger hunt a...
12/11/2020

Join us tomorrow for The Great Holiday Hunt from 11 am-2 pm! We'll provide the clues for a holly, jolly scavenger hunt adventure at Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium. Don’t forget to bring an electronic device to aid in your search. While you're here, you can also enjoy a visit to our annual Santa exhibit and even take in a showing of our Season of Light planetarium show (additional $5 plus tax per person). The Great Holiday Hunt is included with Flint RiverQuarium admission. FRQ & THC members are free!

An extra special thank-you to Albany's very own Santa Claus, Don Fisher, for joining us again this year for Selfies with...
12/09/2020

An extra special thank-you to Albany's very own Santa Claus, Don Fisher, for joining us again this year for Selfies with Santa! We would also like to thank The Bread House for the yummy cookies and hot cocoa. Merry Christmas from our Thronateeska family to yours!

Don’t miss this today from 5-6 pm!
12/05/2020

Don’t miss this today from 5-6 pm!

We are so excited for the virtual Sounds of Christmas Pre-Show and Lighting of the Christmas Tree that we are dancing in the streets! Check it out on December 5th from 5 to 6 pm on Fox 31’s Facebook Live! #soundsofchristmasABY

Selfies with Santa this Friday from 4-6 pm--FREE!
12/02/2020

Selfies with Santa this Friday from 4-6 pm--FREE!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in southwest Georgia. 🎄 Join us for a jolly and jam-packed weekend beginning with Thronateeska Heritage Center's Selfies with Santa, the Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park & Zoo and Christmas Wheels and Reels featuring Buddy the Elf! http://bit.ly/2UwDq7r

Downtown Albany, Georgia
12/01/2020

Downtown Albany, Georgia

We are so excited for the virtual Sounds of Christmas Pre-Show and Lighting of the Christmas Tree that we are dancing in the streets! Check it out on December 5th from 5 to 6 pm on Fox 31’s Facebook Live! #soundsofchristmasABY

Our brick street is perfect for dancing. Don't forget to tune in Saturday for Fox 31's Facebook live show!
12/01/2020

Our brick street is perfect for dancing. Don't forget to tune in Saturday for Fox 31's Facebook live show!

We are so excited for the virtual Sounds of Christmas Pre-Show and Lighting of the Christmas Tree that we are dancing in the streets! Check it out on December 5th from 5 to 6 pm on Fox 31’s Facebook Live! #soundsofchristmasABY

Tonight on Tradeskills join us LIVE from the planetarium dome! Brandon Bumeo will be showcasing some seasonal beers!!🎄🍻🍺
11/30/2020

Tonight on Tradeskills join us LIVE from the planetarium dome! Brandon Bumeo will be showcasing some seasonal beers!!🎄🍻🍺

Downtown Albany, Georgia
11/28/2020

Downtown Albany, Georgia

When you purchase a product, meal, or ticket at one of these downtown businesses, ask for a raffle ticket to enter and win a Downtown gift basket full of goodies from the participating businesses on November 28, 2020! #smallbusinesssaturday #adaydowntown #shoplocal #dinelocal #playlocal

Thronateeska Heritage Center
11/27/2020

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Have family and friends in town for the holiday or just looking for an outing while school's out? Come see us next week! See our special hours posted below. Santa Exhibit and Season of Light planetarium show open Friday!

Starts Friday!!
11/26/2020

Starts Friday!!

Get into the holiday spirit with the brand new Planetarium show at Thronateeska Heritage Center, Season of Light! The Wetherbee Planetarium be closed Thanksgiving day, but will have showtimes this Friday and Saturday. Follow the link for the full schedule. https://bit.ly/3nRJlOl #ILoveABY

Visit Albany, GA
11/24/2020

Visit Albany, GA

Get into the holiday spirit with the brand new Planetarium show at Thronateeska Heritage Center, Season of Light! The Wetherbee Planetarium be closed Thanksgiving day, but will have showtimes this Friday and Saturday. Follow the link for the full schedule. https://bit.ly/3nRJlOl #ILoveABY

Have family and friends in town for the holiday or just looking for an outing while school's out? Come see us next week!...
11/20/2020

Have family and friends in town for the holiday or just looking for an outing while school's out? Come see us next week! See our special hours posted below. Santa Exhibit and Season of Light planetarium show open Friday!

Thronateeska Heritage Center
11/18/2020

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Time for a little Holiday filming!!🎄

Time for a little Holiday filming!!🎄
11/17/2020

Time for a little Holiday filming!!🎄

To every valiant member of the armed forces, today is the day to honor and thank you. Really, if every day was Veterans ...
11/11/2020

To every valiant member of the armed forces, today is the day to honor and thank you. Really, if every day was Veterans Day, it still wouldn't be enough to show our thankfulness for your sacrifice and service. With utmost respect, we humbly thank your for all you have done to protect America's liberty.

Visit Albany, GA
11/11/2020

Visit Albany, GA

Stimulate exploration of both science and South Georgia history with hundreds of interactive exhibits--including a 40' full dome planetarium--with a visit to the Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany, Georgia: http://bit.ly/2Pq9l21. #ILoveABY [📷: IG, chiefh_unbreakable_bloodline]

10/21/2020
Hands-On Science: Acid Base Chemistry Flower Experiment

This is National Chemistry Week 2020. Join our own Ms. Patti for a fun at-home chemistry experiment you can do on your own!

Did you know that you can change the color of flowers?! It's not magic, it's chemistry! Try out this simple science experiment and see for yourself.

Visit Albany, GA
10/06/2020

Visit Albany, GA

To infinity and beyond! 🚀 This month, blast off in Georgia's Good Life City with 5 different space-themed planetarium shows at the Thronateeska Heritage Center: https://bit.ly/3iBvXuW | #ILoveABY

Thronateeska members get free admission to the Flint RiverQuarium this month, including tomorrow's Water, Wings & Wildli...
09/26/2020

Thronateeska members get free admission to the Flint RiverQuarium this month, including tomorrow's Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival!

Tomorrow's the big day! We are ready to welcome you to the Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival from 10 am-4pm. Mobile butterfly house, birds of prey show, Southeastern Reptile Rescue show, Alligator Kingdom movie, dive show in the blue hole, take-home build-your-own birdhouses, a plaza full of wildlife-related presenters and food trucks! Come out and enjoy the day with us! Festival admission included with cost of Flint RiverQuarium admission. Free to FRQ members, as well as our Artesian Alliance partners, Chehaw Park & Zoo and Thronateeska Heritage Center, thanks to the Swaptember Artesian Alliance promotion!

Thronateeska members are invited to this FREE MEMBERS ONLY EVENT at Flint RiverQuarium Thursday!
09/22/2020

Thronateeska members are invited to this FREE MEMBERS ONLY EVENT at Flint RiverQuarium Thursday!

FREE MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! If you are a member of the Flint RiverQuarium or either of our Artesian Alliance partners, Chehaw Park & Zoo or Thronateeska Heritage Center, please drop in this Thursday to meet our newest additions to the aviary!

09/17/2020

Board Members and Directors from all three organizations making up the Artesian Alliance gathered for a productive retreat last weekend as a continuation of the Strategic Planning Process started in June. We made measurable progress towards our overarching goal of establishing a strategic business and development plan that will guide us when making decisions and plans for the future of these organizations. Thank you to Felis Consulting for facilitating a dynamic and motivating session! We are excited to see what the future holds for all three organizations as well as the Artesian Alliance itself.

We are still gathering valuable input from the community and potential visitors as we move forward. If you are able, please complete the virtual workshop here: https://www.felisconsulting.com/workshop The password is: alliance

Do you have a toddler or preschooler at home? Don’t miss Tadpole Time tomorrow morning at the Flint RiverQuarium!
09/01/2020

Do you have a toddler or preschooler at home? Don’t miss Tadpole Time tomorrow morning at the Flint RiverQuarium!

Tomorrow is Tadpole Time! Join us at 9:30 am for a fun interactive program designed especially for parents and pre-schoolers to enjoy together. This month we're learning all about snakes! We'll read a story, enjoy some songs and activities, and make our own paper chain snake. Participants will be free to enjoy the RiverQuarium on their own after the session. It's FREE with your RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission. Please be assured that the Flint RiverQuarium is following all recommended CDC guideline for cleaning, sanitizing and social distancing.

https://s.surveyplanet.com/-jWcaadDpOThe Artesian Alliance includes some of the areas most beloved and well used attract...
08/14/2020

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The Artesian Alliance includes some of the areas most beloved and well used attractions-Thronateeska Heritage Center, Chehaw Park & Zoo, and the Flint RiverQuarium. Even so, we feel that the Alliance is only beginning to glimpse its tremendous potential as a community asset. Evaluation and development of a clear path forward is the most effective way of ensuring continued positive progress towards realizing that potential. In other words, the Artesian Alliance needs a strategic plan. The Alliance hired Felis Consulting to begin the strategic planning process in June. The overarching goal is to develop a strategic business and development plan that will guide staff when making decisions and plans for the future of the organizations. It will ensure that those plans are the best options for community interests, animal care, and the mission of each organization.

Input from the public is a critically vital first step in the development of this plan. Your participation in the questionnaire linked below will provide valuable information to the strategic planning process. It will help us understand residents’ and tourists’ likes and dislikes of our current leisure time attractions, and allow you to make suggestions about our future. Feel free to share with others and thank you for your continued support and participation.

https://s.surveyplanet.com/-jWcaadDpO

Always something interesting to see here! Come visit the Science Museum!!
08/07/2020

Always something interesting to see here! Come visit the Science Museum!!

Address

100 W Roosevelt Ave
Albany, GA
31701

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(229) 432-6955

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What is this lamp called? It has fingers of electricity that run through it, and come to your finger when you touch it. I want to purchase another one, but don't know the name. Thanks
Had fun showing the kids all the different things albany has to offer. Thank you letting us be part.
I wish there was more stuff for 3 year olds to do as well! My kid's age range for the older ones is 3-10 and there's nothing they can all do together. :(
Do I need to bring glasses to party or will try be available that day?
We had a great time at the Science Museum today learning about the upcoming eclipse and forced perspective.
Thanks to Phyllis Broome and all the good people at the Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany, Georgia. For years the center has done a great job of preserving and explaining the history of Albany and South Georgia. And they have supported my writing over the years. https://www.amazon.com/Under-Blood-Maynard-Sinclair-Novel-ebook/dp/B071CYRFD1/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1499429062&sr=8-2
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