Coming up at Thronateeska

Staff Report

Friday, November 18th, 2022

Friday, November 18
10 am

Join us for Tricera-Tots Friday at 10 am as we read “Dino Thanksgiving” by Lisa Wheeler, make a fork-painted turkey, and meet our animal ambassador, Maui the rooster!

Tricera-Tots takes place the third Friday of every month at 10 am. Programs are geared to 3-4 year-olds, although all ages are welcome to join in! Program Cost: $3 per person for ages 4 & up/FREE for members. Ages 3 and under FREE.

Selfies with Santa
Thursday, December 1
5 pm-7pm

Selfies with Santa is just what you need to get you in the Christmas spirit! Santa will be visiting Thronateeska on Thursday, December 1, from 5-7 pm to help us kick off the opening of our annual Santa Exhibit and wants to hear what you have on your wish list! Evening activities include:
• Selfies with Santa or the option to pay for a professional photo
• Hot chocolate bar
• Cookie decorating
• Holiday-themed activities
• Seasons of Light Planetarium Show (members are free, future members $5 per person)
This event is free to the public

Santa Exhibit
December 1-31

The annual exhibit of Santas filling the Thronateeska Science Museum is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Hundreds of versions of Jolly Old St. Nick document Santa’s appearance through the years and around the world.

The Santa exhibit grand opening is Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5 pm, in conjunction with the Selfies with Santa event. The Santa exhibit, displayed this year in the Union depot, is FREE and open during Thronateeska’s regular days and hours,10 am-4 pm Thursday-Saturday beginning Dec. 2. Thronateeska and the Santa exhibit will also be open 10 am-4 pm with extended days Monday, Dec. 19-Saturday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 26-Saturday, Dec. 31.

Winter Break Camps

Get the most out of your child’s winter break this year with camps held jointly at the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska. Campers will take daily trips to the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska, meet new animals, visit exhibits, and participate in daily games, activities, and crafts. Children will have fun while learning through hands-on activities. Every day brings a new adventure!

Camp Details

Ages: 5-12 years

Camp Time: 9 am-3 pm

After-camp care is available

Members receive a 10% discount on all camps and 1/2 price after-camp care.

Register Here 

Artesian Alliance Partners

Chehaw Park & Zoo

Cubs Program

First Friday of every month at 10 am

Animal Thanksgiving

Saturday, Nov. 19

10 am-2 pm

Fall Break Camp

Nov. 21-23

Festival of Lights


Dec. 9 & 10

Dec. 15-24

Dec. 16-31

Frontier Festival

Jan. 6-8             

Flint RiverQuarium 

Tadpole Time

Second Friday of every month at 10 am

Animal Thanksgiving

Saturday, Nov. 26

10:30 am-4 pm 

Winter Break Camps

Dec. 19-23

Dec. 27-30