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Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Drive

Our Mission:

Because science matters, we engage, educate, and inspire visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences.

About Us:

Tellus is a world-class 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, GA just off I-75 at exit 293. The museum’s exhibits open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus features four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope is also located at Tellus.

Eye-popping exhibits like an 80 foot-long Apatosaurus and a replica Wright flyer excite and amaze visitors of all ages. Children will have a blast conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets and more. Dazzling gems and minerals sparkle and glow alongside interactive exhibits demonstrating how the Earth moves and changes.


Cheryl Miller

Monday, July 9, 2018
Museum is wonderful and planetarium show was entertaining. Our one gripe is that ticket seller B***y looked at my husband and I like we had two heads when we purchased our 2 adult tickets. She looked behind me and asked how many children, I told her none she looked at us with a disgusted expression. She then asked what county were from. We are local folks! And she again looked at us like this is a kid museum why are you here? We felt very unwelcome. We did enjoy the time we spent there and yes we saw other unaccompanied adults. I hope they were served better. Btw - we won't be bringing our grand children here. Also her name is printed our receipt .

Whitney McGinniss

Monday, April 9, 2018
Why can't this museum be closer to Atlanta/Decatur! Tellus has a fabulous gem collection. My daughter (8 years old) loves the gem mining and fossil hunting activities they have here. They also have a decent exhibit of antique cars and planes. Their most interactive attraction/indoor playground (My Big Backyard) is probably my daughter's favorite after the gem/fossil activities. We have not had a chance to check out the planetarium or the observatory. Overall, this museum is smaller than some others, and we may get bored with the exhibits that are here. But for now, we have a membership and are willing to drive 45 minutes to come spend the day at Tellus.

Amber Henry

Thursday, May 10, 2018
What an amazing gem that Cartersville has!! We spent a few hours here and still didn’t get to see everything. We absolutely love this place! It was great to have a 7 year old and also our teenager! It was also very interesting for adults! This is such a great adventure for any age! I have been telling so many friends and family members about it. We can’t wait to revisit the museum!! I would highly recommend a visit!

Steel Dragon

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Our visit on 7 April, 2018 was superb. Entrance fees are very reasonable for a museum of this quality and it was a nice surprise to find parking to be free. We really enjoyed the various displays, especially the Weinman Mineral & Fossil Galleries. Had a great time in the Fossil Dig & Gem panning area and found the host of our planetarium show (Tonight's Sky) to be refreshingly entertaining. All staff members were very friendly, professional and pleasant. The grounds is quite beautiful with thick green grass and strategically placed colorful flowers. Trees provided just the right amount of shade in walking paths with adequate seating areas where one can just relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the surroundings. There is also an area designated for picnicking which we highly recommend. The convenience to Interstate 75 made our arrival and departure very easy and we will most definitely visit again. Thanks to all for a great family-friendly time!

Kathryn Stewart

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Nice museum with something for every kind of nerd and kids alike. Good gift shop. This is really the way to go if you don’t feel like driving all the way to Atlanta and shoving past crowds of people

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