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Tellus Science Museum

Address: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone Number: +1 770-606-5700
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Cartersville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Tellus is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville, just north of Atlanta...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Want to see some REAL dinosaur bones? Go to Tellus! Amazing mineral exhibit, an air, auto, and space exhibit, Planetarium, mock fossil dig, and panning for gold and minerals! My little girl loves it, and although its a bit of a drive from Atlanta, you can make a day of it and stop by the Etowah Indian Mounds, and have... More 

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

What a fantastic compliment! Thank you so much for the 5 dot review. We hope you'll visit with us often. More 

Ringgold, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I visited this museum today with my child on a field trip and the tour guide (Susan) was extremely RUDE. Before starting, several children needed to use the bathroom. After walking halfway across the room to do that, they were yelled at by her to stop bc she was starting the tour regardless and they were going to miss it.... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was greatly disappointed that, here in the "Bible Belt", this museum remains open to tell the strangest story of evolution I've ever heard. The mineral and Rock exhibits are nice but everything else is so minor. This is not worth the $14/adult admission and I wouldn't take children to this. They would be bored rather quickly. The solar house... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This unbelievably varied and captivating museum is located in out-of-the-way Cartersville - 35 miles outside Atlanta. It's at least as exhilarating and informative as the Atlanta Aquarium or Fernbank at a fraction of the price AND without the crowds. Tellus offers sophisticated exhibits of dinosaurs, fossils (kids can dig in the sand for dinosaur bones) gems (gorgeous ones to gawk... More 

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting with us and for the wonderful 5 dot review! More 

Dalton, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Watched the intro movie for about 4 minutes and was totally disappointed the perspective was composed totally from theory but presented as fact. Definitely needs a re-work. There are 2 rooms for adults (additional room for children) - movement consisting of repro (99%) autos, model train, a few exhibits provided by NASA for space travel (moon rock), a helicopter and... More 

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

While we are saddened to receive a one star review, we thank you for taking the time to let us know about the things that disappointed you with our museum. We are happy to address those concerns for you: The orientation film, which is included in the price of admission, is based on currently accepted science. The galleries at Tellus... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

They have a great area showing fossils and lots of dinosaur bones and skeletons! The section on transportation had everything from early automobiles, replica of Wright Brothers plane to a space capsule and space suits used in space. Was well worth the stop on a road trip to Florida.

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for adding us to your road trip and for the great review! If there is anything we can do to earn 5 dots, please let us know. More 

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a terrific science museum - out of the way for sure but worth the trip. They have outstanding exhibits of rocks, dinosaurs, fossils, and they have a great planetarium. The exhibits are widely spaced for easy viewing and they have excellent hands on exhibits for kids (panning for gold, digging for fossils, etc.). This is a very kid... More 

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the 5 dot review! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Bring the whole family.area for pinics, big machines, a great Sunday afternoon. Minerals and other rock exhibits.

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 dot review! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

this is more based on the kids learning mostly. Adults that only are intrested in learning. Would be great for kids field trips and school/ aftercare activities for the children

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Tellus Science Museum. Our mission is to educate and inspire guests to make science connections. If there is a way we can do this better to earn a 5 dot review from you, please let us know. More 

georgia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
74 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This museum is especially good for children. We took two school age children to this museum and they really enjoyed their visit. We saw the dinosaurs and other extinct animals. We attended the planetarium show and we were the only people in the theater. The children spent a good bit of time in the My Big Backyard area where they... More 

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! If there is any way we can earn a 5 dot review, please let us know! You can call the museum with any concerns - (770) 606-5700. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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