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Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
+1 770-606-5700
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Well Done and Interesting

This museum holds interest for both you and old. Interesting facts about mines, minerals and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
janicepk
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Super cool.

We all had a great time. We have been here before and the science Museum is a great place for all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mrblaw
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Miami Lakes, Florida
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Tellus is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville, just north of Atlanta. Tellus Science Museum is a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate Museum, which houses four major galleries - Weinman Mineral Gallery, Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion Gallery, and My Big Back Yard. In addition, the museum includes a fossil dig and gem panning hands-on experience, a planetarium, and an observatory.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fossil dig” (36 reviews)
“gem panning” (27 reviews)
“all ages” (57 reviews)
LOCATION
100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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+1 770-606-5700
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"fossil dig"
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"gem panning"
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"all ages"
in 57 reviews
"big backyard"
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"planetarium shows"
in 19 reviews
"mineral collection"
in 12 reviews
"panning for gold"
in 11 reviews
"gems and minerals"
in 9 reviews
"transportation exhibit"
in 9 reviews
"the wright brothers"
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"periodic table"
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"natural history"
in 8 reviews
"moon rock"
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"antique cars"
in 7 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 10 reviews
"field trip"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum holds interest for both you and old. Interesting facts about mines, minerals and rocks. Gorgeous displays of crystals from the area and around the world. Incredibly well presented with helpful staff. Also includes fossils and history of the area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a great time. We have been here before and the science Museum is a great place for all of us to learn and experiment. Young kids really enjoyed the panning for gems.

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great 5 dot review! Panning for gems is a fan-favorite. We are pleased to hear your family enjoyed it, too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've often passed this place just off I-75 north of Atlanta, and knew that it had been expanded in recent years. I believe it used to be just a gem and mineral museum but now it includes so many other sciences. There are dinosaurs, there's...More

1  Thank queenofsqueeze
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you finally decided to stop in for a visit! If you haven't yet, we encourage you to visit our website and see the many events we have going on. We'd love for you to come in and see us again soon! Thank...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our three grand kids had a good time at Tellus. Most areas were not relevant to 3 year olds but the areas for little kids were great. Our 5 year old had more to look at and explore.

1  Thank Leonard J
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard of Tellus for years and enjoyed our visit there. The displays are educational and interesting. We've been to Kill-Devil-Hill in N. C., so it was good to see the exhibit about the Wright Brothers. We also liked the Indian motorcycle and the...More

1  Thank gardener5082
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to visit Tellus Science Museum! We appreciate your 5 dot review and hope you'll visit again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took my 2 grandsons here and OMG they loved this place, they ran from one room to the other and just could not get enough of it. especially the Dino escavation room. the employees were very helpful as well. boys love it so much they...More

Thank Mary T
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for such a wonderful 5 dot review! There is no greater compliment than getting the confirmation that we provided a fun learning environment for your grandchildren.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Took my 11 year old on a family trip to Tellus Saturday afternoon. Extensive grounds, old mining equipment/trucks and the most gemstones and rocks in one place! There were hands on opportunities and an interesting cell phone replacement exhibit that had kids attempting rotary phone...More

1  Thank Jamie S
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your kind 5 dot review! We are especially pleased to hear you were able to see the special exhibit The World at Your Fingertips, as it is only on exhibit through June 10, 2018.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wow! Tellus has it all. Dinosaurs, space capsules, minerals, a planetarium, and fun activities for the kids. Halfway between Atlanta and Chattanooga and easy to get to. Lots of parking and no big city traffic. The whole family will love it. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Susan H
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

What a wonderful 5 dot review! Thank you for visiting the museum. We hope you'll be back soon.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The dinosaur exhibits are impressive. The children's area teaches a lot of science. Great place to visit as a family or as a group. I particularly enjoyed the gem mining. You could easily spend 6 to 8 hours here exploring the exhibits and shows. This...More

Thank Tammy S
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to your next visit. If you haven't already, we encourage you to visit our website to join our e-newsletter list or follow us on Facebook for the latest news.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

With excellent exhibits, this is a first-class museum with very interesting displays of beautiful gemstones and fossils, many of which were found right in Georgia. It is well-worth a visit of 3-4 hours. Our young teens enjoyed the hands-on educational activities as well as the...More

Thank Kennsue
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum and for the wonderful 5 dot review! We hope you'll come back soon when you have more time to see it all.

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$110 for 2 adults and all children under 18. This includes 4 single use planetarium tickets. You can check out their website for more info.
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