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Upcoming Events

Selfies with Santa

 

Selfies with Santa

Saturday, December 4 | 10 am–Noon

Visit the annual Santa Claus exhibit as you wait to snap a selfie with St. Nick!

 

Selfies with Santa

Saturday, December 4 | 10 am–Noon

Visit the annual Santa Claus exhibit as you wait to snap a selfie with St. Nick!

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Membership Giving

A membership to any or all of our Artesian Alliance attractions is the perfect family gift!

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Santa Exhibit

Nov. 26–Dec. 31

Hundreds of versions of Jolly Old St. Nick document Santa’s appearance through the years and around the world.

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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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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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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

  • Season of Light


  • Thursday & Friday Showtime: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, & 3:00 pm
    Saturday Showtimes: 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

    December's feature show traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminaries in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.

    25 minutes
  • 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