April 18, 2007
Albany -- Thronateeska Heritage Center holds a groundbreaking ceremony today at 12:00 noon for its new Planetarium and Science Museum.
The new 11,000 square foot structure is funded with $3.8 million through the Dougherty County and City of Albany Special Purpose Local Option Sale Tax V initiative. The project is also part of Albany's downtown redevelopment plan administered by Albany Tomorrow, Inc.
Hands-on interactive exhibits will take students and adult visitors on a journey from prehistoric times to the present and beyond. Exhibit areas include geology, paleontology, water, archeology, storytelling, weather, electricity, light and sound.
The new facility will enhance the Center's ability attract new visitors and meet Georgia's educational standards.
The firm of Yielding, Wakeford & McGee is the architect for the project with Lyons/Zaremba, Inc. as exhibit designer and LRA Constructors, Inc. as the General Contractor. The project is schedule to be completed in 2008.