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Welcome to Thronateeska Heritage Center!

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, a 40' full dome HD planetarium, the Georgia Museum of Surveying & Mapping, and the South Georgia Archives. The museum facilities are housed in historic structures and new construction designed to reflect and retain the railroad heritage of the area.

COVID-19 Statement:

We have implemented increased cleaning and sanitation efforts and have arranged our planetarium seating to accomodate social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask when visiting. Our staff will do the same.

Hours of Operation:
  Wetherbee Planetarium Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
  Science Museum Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
  History Museum Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
  Georgia Museum of Surveying & Mapping Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
  South Georgia Archives Research Center Thursday-Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm
  Administrative Office Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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Our Mission:

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.