Thronateeska Heritage Center provides an exploration of science and South Georgian history through an interactive science center and history museum, both of which are free to the public, as well as a planetarium. Wetherbee Planetarium’s SciDome hi-def projection system, 40-foot diameter dome, and surround-sound system is the first of its kind in the world, launching reclining stargazers into celestial vistas with a higher definition than the actual night sky. Get sucked into shows, including the Liam Neeson-narrated Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity, a harrowing journey to the formation of the early universe, the birth and death of stars, and premium-boosting collisions of giant galaxies. Or bring your cosmic dowsing rod to Oasis in Space, a beautiful voyage through the universe on a quest to find liquid water, a key ingredient in the delicious recipe of life. Two more shows focus on the nature of molecules and the history of the telescope.
Located in Albany, Hilton Garden Inn Albany is minutes from Ray Charles Plaza and James H. Gray Sr. Civic Center. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Flint RiverQuarium and Albany Municipal Auditorium.
Make yourself at home in one of the 122 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Albany? This hotel has 13000 square feet (1170 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.
The Flint RiverQuarium pulses with animal life both aquatic and terrestrial and with an array of interactive exhibits. Sea-creature gawkers can view more than 120 watery friends at play inside the blue-hole spring, and fans of fowl can visit the Cypress Pond Aviary, which houses a multiplicity of native birds unaware of Alfred Hitchcock. After ogling submerged or airborne species, guests can check out the theater, in which a three-story-tall screen flickers with stunning nature films that show creatures in their natural habitats. The aquarium staff presents dive shows, alligator feedings, and penguin-led anger-management classes to provide visitors with a variety of inclusive educational demonstrations.
A newly opened eatery, Nana’s tricks taste buds into thinking it’s summer year-round with a selection of scoopable frozen treats, predessert sandwich snacks, and an afternoon pizza buffet. Ergonomically designed to fit hands, Nana’s sandwiches ($5.25–$6.75) range from a scrumptious roast beef to a tasty pimiento cheese. At 11 a.m. each day, a hidden wall switch is activated, and floor panels flip to reveal an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet ($6.99), which disappears again at 2 p.m. as if it was a hunger-induced mirage. Ice cream cones ($2–$2.75) leave extra hands free for high-fives and brain-freeze massages. Triple scoops board a sunny kayak in the banana split ($4.50), and hand-dipped milkshakes round out the meltables ($3.25). Outdoor seating provides a sugar-crash pad, where the hyper-connected can take advantage of complimentary WiFi to update their online status with a string of satisfied ZzzZzzs.
Dairy Queen offers a cool respite for shoppers tired of fitting-room lines and surly sales clerks. The signature Blizzard's chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic candies and other flavor options blended to unmatched thickness with creamy soft serve ($3.59 for a medium). The waffle-bowl sundae slathers vanilla ice cream in fudge for an appealingly layered delight ($3.95), and the milkshake puts spoons to shame with its refreshing strawability ($2.59 for a medium). Hungry bellies can cry out for a crispy onion BBQ grillburger ($3.49) or a footlong hot dog slathered with chili and cheese ($2.69). Vegetarian-minded customers can nibble on a tossed salad ($1.39) or sneak onion rings ($1.39) while everyone else looks for the tofu cookie on the ceiling. With a variety of meal options, grilled delectables offer appetites savory samplings worthy of being referred to as the dessert that comes before dessert.