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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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Fabulous museum

OK, I'm a nerd, it's what I do. That means that, when I go to a museum I want to be informed. What I particularly liked about this museum was the varied and interesting displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

OK, I'm a nerd, it's what I do. That means that, when I go to a museum I want to be informed. What I particularly liked about this museum was the varied and interesting displays, I came away informed about geological time, fluorescent minerals, motor car evolution and a host of other things. The museum is uncluttered, well stocked, anf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We took our 10 year old grandson to visit this week. We were thoroughly impressed with each area of the museum including the planetarium. Our favorite parts were the Science in Motion Gallery with the display of early cars and our grandson was fascinated with the Collins Family My Big Backyard hands-on gallery. A great way to spend a hot... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you have not made a stop at the Tellus Science Museum, you are missing a treat. I have been a member of the Tellus Science Museum since 2009. There is something special about this hidden gem. The facilities are impressive and the exhibits are awe inspiring. There is something there for kids of all ages (and that includes adults... More 

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

Thank you so much for supporting us through your membership! We depend on public support and appreciate your long-time commitment to us! More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been members for several years, since it's such a fun place to go (especially when it's raining!), close by (for us), and a great value. There are 4 main areas - Geology/gemstones, Dinosaurs, Transportation, and the "Backyard" - which is really hands on fun stuff for the kids. You can also pan for gemstones, dig for fossils, and see... More 

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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, but most especially for your support as a member! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely AMAZING family excursion. We all loved it👍👍. Great place for all ages to spend a day. Allow yourself plenty so time,we had 2 1/2 hrs & that wasn't nearly enough for all the exhibits. This place gives you a lot of bang for your buck!!!

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

WOW! Thank you so much for the kind words and the 5 dot review! More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Tellus is an excellent museum not only for adults but for children too. There is the backyard play area that has things to do for adults as well as the children. The mineral museum is a never ending journey of beautiful gems, rocks and minerals and what is made of them with astound you. The dinosaurs are amazing. It is... More 

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

Awesome 5 dot review! Thank you so much! And yes, you are correct, buying an annual membership makes the most sense. :) More 

Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Excellent facility. Exhibits about geology, dinosaurs, general science, Astronomy and spaceflight, and a very nice planetarium. Staff is friendly and helpful and the gift shop is great. As the director of a science museum in KY, I enjoyed seeing this wonderful facility.

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

We certainly appreciate your 5 dot review -- made all the more special because you know what it takes to earn one! Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write an honest review. More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tellus is a beautiful museum with extraordinary exhibits that are exquisitely displayed. It is a great place to take the kids, as well as adults. There is something for everyone. Their fossil gallery brings the past to life, the mineral gallery contains beautiful and educational specimens, the science in motion gallery is every vehicle lover's dream, and the big backyard... More 

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

We give you 5 dots for your excellent review! Thank you for visiting and we hope you'll be back often! :) More 

Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A very nice facility! Loved the planetarium and all of the exhibits. A great way to spend an afternoon with kids.

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

Thank you for the great 5 dot review! Hopefully, you'll be back often! :) More 

Cohutta, Georgia
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a smaller science museum. My favorite part was the rock exhibit. The museum won't take much longer than 2 hours to go through. Older children (12+) may get bored easily.

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

Hi Mikaela G! Thank you for taking the time to review Tellus Science Museum. The rocks and minerals are a favorite of many visitors - especially the fluorescent minerals! The museum offers many events throughout the year, so I hope you'll come back again soon! More 

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Address: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone Number: +1 770-606-5700
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Cartersville

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