Supernova Sleepover

Join us for an evening adventure and spend the night under the stars.  Guests begin their stellar journey starting at 6:30pm with behind-the-scenes opportunities and interactive education programs.  The next morning includes a light continental breakfast and checkout at 10 am.  Guests are invited to tour Thronateeska at their own pace after checkout.  

This adventure is perfect for organized groups such as schools, scouts, churches, or birthdays.  Recommended participant age range is children 7-12 years.  A member of our education staff will remain on site for the entire sleepover.     

Your Sleepover Adventure includes:

  • Guided Tour & Weatherbee Planetarium Program
  • Interactive Constellation Program (based on Georgia Standards of Excellence)
  • Build your own STEM Rocket & Race
  • Conduct Science Experiments
  • Astronomy 101
  • Telescope Under the Stars
  • Thronateeska Heritage Center Admission 
  • Light Continental Breakfast & Evening Fireside Marshmallows

Program Pricing & Group Size

  • Minimum group price $555 (15 participants)
  • $37 per participant (maximum of 30 students)
  • One chaperone required for every 10 students (required adult chaperones are free.) Additional chaperones are $15.

 

  • 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