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Tellus Science Museum

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Address: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone Number: +1 770-606-5700
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Description: Tellus is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville...
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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Very much enjoyable!

My son and I had a blast here. Wonderful museum to visit. Good price and they also let you pan for gems and do a fossil dig! You get to keep what you find! My son really enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Pierson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My son and I had a blast here. Wonderful museum to visit. Good price and they also let you pan for gems and do a fossil dig! You get to keep what you find! My son really enjoyed those. It has a variety of exhibits to look at and a very well stocked gift shop at the end. A must... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tellus is an amazing museum in "small town" Cartersville. It's a "must see" if you are in the area. Kids and adults will both enjoy it. It has everything from gems and minerals to spacecraft and dinosaurs.

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

Thank you for the great 5 dot review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you'll come back again! More 

Adairsville, Georgia, Usa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit. Your kids will love it and so will you. Prices are set at a good rate. Also any time we have been they are not packed with large crowds. That makes it good to really take time to enjoy all they offer.

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

Great comments! The galleries of the museum are spaced so that you never really realize how many people are in the museum, so it rarely feels crowded. We appreciate your 5 dot review and hope you'll visit with us often! More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice reincarnation and enlargement of the original Weinman Mineral Museum, with the addition of a great observatory program and other exhibits.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We are thankful for our guests who still remember our small, original museum and know how far we've come! If there is anything we can do to change your 4 dot review to a 5 dot review, please do not hesitate to let us know. We always strive to do better. More 

NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

great place for the family. good place for out of towners . Take your friends and family when visiting. Once a year they have The night at the museum , and that is great, especially for DR.Who, and SciFi fans. Search their website and check it out.

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

Thank you for the 5 dot review and your wonderful comments about our annual event! Hope you'll join us in August for the next one! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

How we waited for 6 years to come here, I don't know. Awesome museum, very interactive, educational for the kids and parents. I wished I had that type of learning in my school. Brain teasers, minerals, geology, planes, cars, dinosaurs. Just wonderful, and 5x better than Fernbank. Move this museum to midtown!

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

WOW! What a fantastic compliment! Thank you so much for the 5 dot review! More 

Rome, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Difinitely geared towards kids and a great interactive place for kids. As an adult without children, not so much.

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

Thank you for the 5 dot review! More 

atlanta
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love this museum, think it's one of the best in the Atlanta area for science and children. It's an easy drive up 75 very near the exit with ample parking. As soon as we pulled in our Grandson was going WOW, there were giant mining dump trucks, what boy doesn't love an oversize truck! Inside our Grandaughter loved the beautiful... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful 5 dot review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope you'll visit often! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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

Thank you for calling this situation to our attention. We have addressed your concerns with our staff and volunteers. This is not our typical service, as you can tell from other reviewers, so we really hope you'll give us another chance. If you have further concerns or issues, please don't hesitate to speak with our Director of Education at (770)... More 

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