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Thronateeska remains popular

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Attendance at the recently expanded Thronateeska Heritage Center is up dramatically.     

Thronateeska and the Wetherbee Planetarium underwent a nearly $4 million expansion and renovation from July through November that basically kept the facilities closed.   

Now they're seeing some of their largest attendance numbers in their 35-year history. "Just with the opening of the new Wetherbee Planetarium, our attendance on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday has probably tripled or quadrupled over the last several months," said Tommy Gregors, Exec. Director.  "And just continues to go up."       

Officials think many South Georgians are looking for family fun without having to travel too far. The new Wetherbee Planetarium is open Thursday through Saturday.   

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