Take a field trip to Thronateeska and blast off into learning! Learning about outer space, weather, paleontology, and more has never been more fun for you and your students. And you can do this all while enhancing your curriculum!
School groups are required to make a reservation. Thronateeska is open to the public Thursday-Saturday, but gladly welcomes school groups Monday-Friday. Contact the Education Department by phone or email to secure your desired field trip date and time.
Field trips and presentations are held rain or shine, please be sure to call if your group needs to reschedule or cancel.
Let our highly trained educators bring science to life with hands-on presentations, experiments, and live animal encounters. Programs last approximately 30 minutes and are designed around Georgia’s State Learning Standards (Pre K- 12). Maximize your field trip by booking a visit to the Flint RiverQuarium on the same day! With science-based activities at both locations, Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium complement each other well. The two locations are also less than 10 minutes apart on foot along the Riverfront Trail. Book a program for your visit to Thronateeska or Thronateeska to your classroom, event space, or gathering. Click here to view the many available on and off-site program offerings.
Unlock the mysteries of molecules, our planet, the solar system and beyond with a planetarium show. Planetarium shows are approximately 30 minutes in length and reinforce the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Contact a member of our education staff to schedule your planetarium show. Click here to view recommended shows based on ages/grade level.
Students are invited to visit the gift shop in small groups with an accompanying chaperone. We recommend rotating students in groups of ten or less. Short on gift shop time? Students can purchase Stellar Packs for $3. Each Stellar Souvenir Pack includes: pencil, spiral notepad, recycled button, sticker, temporary tattoo, bookmark, and stickers. Preorder your Stellar Packs with a member of our Education Staff when making your group’s reservation.
Groups are welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch at Riverside Park, Turtle Park, or the grassy area outside the Flint RiverQuarium. All are just a short walk away along the Riverfront Trail. If you plan to picnic with us be sure to pack your lunch and watch the weather. We do not have an indoor dining facility.