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Upcoming Events

Swaptember



Artesian Alliance members Chehaw, the Flint RiverQuarium, and Thronateeska have teamed up again to give our members a chance to “swap” memberships so they can experience what each attraction has to offer! If you are a member of one of these attractions you can get in free at the others the entire month of SEPTEMBER!



Artesian Alliance members Chehaw, the Flint RiverQuarium, and Thronateeska have teamed up again to give our members a chance to “swap” memberships so they can experience what each attraction has to offer! If you are a member of one of these attractions you can get in free at the others the entire month of SEPTEMBER!

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Weekend Programs
10: 30 am & 1:30 pm - Interactive Education Program/Free

Noon & 2:30 pm - Planetarium Show/$5 ages 4 & up/Free for members

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Science Saturday
Fourth Saturday of Month at 10 am

Science can be fun! Join us to explore hands-on science with fun experiments and activities. Designed for ages 7-10.

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Tricera-Tots
Third Friday of Month at 10 am

Includes a story, a craft, and a special science lesson/exhibit visit geared to 3-4 year-olds, although all ages are welcome to join in!

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Tricks & Treats
Friday, October 22 | 5 pm-7 pm

Join us for trick-or-treating fun at the Flint RiverQuarium and Throntateeska, and along the "Candy Path" (aka Riverfront Trail) as well! Artesian Alliance members FREE

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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.

Planetarium Shows

  • Molecularium


  • Thursday & Friday Showtime: 10:30 am
    Saturday showings vary weekly

    Welcome to Molecularium: a magical, musical adventure into the world of molecules!
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  • Astronomyths


  • Thursday & Friday Showtime: 11:30 am
    Saturday showings vary weekly

    Astronomyths blends modern astronomy with ancient Greek mythology. For all ages!
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  • From Earth to Universe


  • Thursday & Friday Showtime: 1pm
    Saturday showings vary weekly

    The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people.
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  • Black Holes


  • Thursday & Friday Showtime: 2pm
    Saturday showings vary weekly

    Black Holes takes you on a fully immersive journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole.
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  • Oasis in Space


  • Thursday & Friday Showtime: 3pm
    Saturday showings vary weekly

    Oasis in Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water.
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  • Zygorhiza

    Zygorhiza

    The whale species, Zygorhiza, is a 36-million-year-old ancestor of modern-toothed whales and porpoises. This 20-foot long creature had both pointed teeth for grabbing prey and saw-edged teeth for slicing and chewing. This is the cast of a skeleton found in Twiggs County, Georgia, with a shark in its belly!

  • History of Flight

    History of Flight

    On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a powered airplane. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This ½ scale model hangs in the Science Museum. The original Wright Flyer hangs in the Smithsonian.

  • Train Exhibit

    Train Exhibit

    Southwest Georgia has a rich railroad history. Albany’s Union Depot, built in 1913, was used by five different railroads that served the city. Seven rail lines radiating out of Albany converged at Union Depot.

  • Georgia Museum of Surveying and Mapping

    Georgia Museum of Surveying and Mapping

    Located in the History Museum, this exhibit demonstrates how surveying and mapping has shaped, and is shaping, the world in which we live. The collection consists of more than 100 surveying and mapping instruments and tools dating back to the eighteenth century, along with a growing collection of surveys and maps from around Georgia.

  • Original Brick Streets

    Original Brick Streets

    Thronateeska is located at Heritage Plaza on the only remaining brick street in the city. Laid in 1913 as part of a larger downtown street improvement project, the street’s brick paving materials are characteristic of early twentieth-century street and highway construction.

  • Bobs Candy Company

    Bobs Candy Company

    Bobs Candy Company was started by Bob McCormack in Albany in 1919. The company produced a variety of candies but is perhaps best known for their peppermint. Bobs invented the Keller Machine to automate the process of twisting the signature hook in the candy cane, making mass production possible.

  • Artesian City

    Artesian City

    Georgia’s first free-flowing artesian well was dug in western Dougherty County in 1881 and produced pure water for many years. The City of Albany continued to drill many artesian wells and even adopted the free-flowing water as its symbol and nickname, The Artesian City, on the official Seal of the City.

  • South Georgia Archives

    South Georgia Archives

    The archives houses nearly 10,000 books, boxes, and miscellaneous items for clients at 5,441 cubic feet. These items would fill 5 ½ U-Haul trucks. Placed end-to-end the boxes would stretch more than a mile!

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Hours of Operation

Thursday – Saturday
10:00 am –  4:00 pm