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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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Amazing, far more than expected.

This museum is a mini Smithsonian. NO JOKE! My friend was posting pics on her facebook the same weekend of our trip. I thought I missed her at Tellus, until I read further, she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Squirrelgirl2014
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Newark
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Newark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is a mini Smithsonian. NO JOKE! My friend was posting pics on her facebook the same weekend of our trip. I thought I missed her at Tellus, until I read further, she was in Washington. The gem displays and dinosaur skeleton exhibits are what you find in DC and Chicago Natural History. Great hands on for the the... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent collection of minerals. Surprised to find the fossil collection. Well laid out. Try to avoid a day when the school busses are parked outside.

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

Thank you for the 4 dot review and the compliments about the exhibits at Tellus Science Museum. If you'd like to visit when field trips are not present, we would suggest coming after lunch time. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We always enjoy going to Tellus !! We have been going to Tellus as a family and we love to bring out of town guests also!

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

Awesome 5 dot review! Thank you so much for your constant support and for sharing Tellus with your family and friends. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The gift shop is huge and has a good variety of science-related merchandise in all price ranges. Since it's right at an I-75 exit, I sometimes stop here just for that—no charge to enter this part of the museum! I especially love the displays of rocks & minerals (the theme of the museum's predecessor) and it's great to have a... More 

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

Thank you for your 4 dot review, joyce y! If you join as a member, you can save 10% in the gift shop and visit the museum for free. More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was our second visit within two years. Planetarium is good. Great presentation. Extra cost to go to one show which are spred out through out the day. No ex military discount and teachers also do not get a discount. Displays have not changed within our visits. Was hoping for changes. Took two year old would not recommend for children... More 

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

Thank you for the 4 dot review! In the last year, we added 3 special exhibit spaces: The Vault in the Weinman Mineral Gallery, Crossroads Gallery in Science in Motion, and Discovery Garden in My Big Back Yard. Each of those exhibits are at Tellus for a limited time. We invite you to check our website for special exhibit rotation... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This museum needs more time than you think to see and appreciate. One could easily spend a half day to see everything. The minerals exhibits are fascinating. Good for all ages to enjoy and learn. Go if you are anywhere close by.

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

Thank you so much for your 5 dot review! The fluorescent minerals is one of my favorite exhibits in the museum. :) More 

Pierson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

Wow! Thank you for your kind words and 5 dot review! We look forward to visiting with you again on your next journey through our region. 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
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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 

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