Presidential Pathways / Albany

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Heritage Plaza, 100 W. Roosevelt Ave.
Albany, GA 31701

229-432-6955
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Located in historic downtown Albany, the Thronateeska Heritage Center is composed of three major parts: The History Museum, Wetherbee Planetarium, and Science Museum. Rental space on the historic property is also available.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Age 3 and under Free

    Hisory & Science Museums $0.00

    Planetarium Shows - 4 & UP $3.50

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Blue Star Museums

    Blue Star Museums

    06/04/2014 - 09/01/2014

    Military families will be able to visit the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center free this summer as part of the Blue Star Museum program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. More than 1,800 museums across America are offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.

    The free admission to the RiverQuarium and the Wetherbee Pla... read more

  • Flood of Memories Exhibit

    Flood of Memories Exhibit

    08/22/2014 - 09/15/2014

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Flood of 1994. Commemorating the Flint River cresting at 43 feet on July 11, 1994, a ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Thronateeska's Science Museum.

    Explore a timeline of what became known as the 500-year flood by tracking Tropical Storm Alberto, view displays on the "Mechanics of a Flood" as well as the anatomy of a hurricane and find out how to prepare for a disaster.

    Additionally, the public is e... read more

  • Summer Astronomy Series: Island Universes

    Summer Astronomy Series: Island Universes

    09/16/2014 - 09/16/2014

    Thronateeska Heritage Center has announced its schedule for its Summer Astronomy Series at the Wetherbee Planetarium presented by staff astronomer, Jim Friese. Programs will be conducted on the third Tuesday of July, September and November. Each of the four programs will be held in the Science Museum with doors opening at 7 p.m. The length of each program is approximately 1½ hours.

    On September 16, Friese will explain how galaxies develop and if they will last forever in his presentat... read more