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Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
+1 770-606-5700
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science 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... more » 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. « less
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Cumming, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very well done. Staff dressed as scientists were superb! Kids of all ages had a great time. The room for panning gems and fossils was a good hands on experience.

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

Thank you for coming to Night at the Museum! It was a fantastically fun event. Hope you'll visit the museum again soon. More

Atlanta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is the best kids science museum that I attended so far. I liked it even more than OMCI in Portland, OR. We attended it with our 5 y.o grandson and WOWs started right outside on the grounds when we saw the humongous Komatsu dump truck (you cannot even imagine the size of this monster and comprehend that machinery like... More

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

Wow! Thanks for the 5 dot review and for your kind words. We hope you'll visit with us again soon! More

Cartersville, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The outside grounds are absolutely beautiful. Then all the interesting artifacts you can want to enjoy inside. I especially enjoyed the mineral museum! Experienced the virtual theatre,mining for gems,shopped in the store and ate at the café (great chicken salad). My granddaughter and I spent the day and I can't believe I waited so long to see this.I've been to... More

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

We love earning 5 dot reviews! We are so proud to be held in the same esteem as museums in DC. We hope you'll visit with us often! More

Waleska, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Another truly fantastic museum in an otherwise "off the beaten path" surprises in North Georgia. This museum has it all---rocks/minerals, space exploration, vintage automobiles and motorcycles, dinosaurs, ....truly incredible.

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

Thank you for the 5 dot review! We especially love your review title - "WOW". We think that says it all. :) More

Ranger
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went to Tellus with my husband, daughter and 10-year old grandchild and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! It's only 27 miles from our home and it's so nice to be able to go to a place like that without traveling all the way to Atlanta. There is plenty of free parking and lots of different artifacts to view. They... More

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

Thank you so much for your glowing 5 dot review! While the planetarium Thrill Rides show DOES APPEAR to be 3D, it's actually not. We got a brand new super resolution digital planetarium projector in February 2014. The picture is so clear it's often mistaken for 3D. We appreciate your kind words and hope you'll visit again soon!! More

Cumming
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was not expecting what we saw at Tellus Museum. Huge land and building really 1st class in such a small town. $12 to $14to get in, but I could have spent all day there easily. So many things to do, and you will come out smarter than you were. Yearly passes are available.

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

What a fantastic 5 dot review!! Thank you so much for your kind words!! More

Clover, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you think museums are stuffy, boring, and musty places, I've got news for you The Tellus Museum has something for eveyone. Lots of hands on for the young, and lots of interesting attractions for the parents. They are always having great special attractions at the museum, espically one called, "Night at the Museum". They have people who represent science,... More

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

Wow! What a fantastic 5 dot review! Thank you, harveyc44! More

Canton, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a great little place for both adults and children. They have plenty of things to see outdoors but the best is inside. Divided into several sections, young children through adults can spend a couple of hours taking in all the information. Several areas of interest are displayed so it should not be boring for anyone. The best for... More

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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 Weinman Mineral Gallery is often one that "surprises" everyone. In December 2014 we'll open a special exhibit featuring items from the Smithsonian called Jeweled Objects of Desire. Sounds like something you might be interested in. Also, for visitors who don't want to eat in our Cafe, we also offer an... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love this place. It is about one hour north of Atlanta, but is well worth the drive. The museum is broken into several sections: rocks and minerals, transportation and space travel, fossils and dinosaurs, and an interactive area for the kids. Make sure you go panning for gems, digging for fossils, and check out the planetarium. We chose to... More

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

Thank you, Najjii, for the wonderful 5 dot review! Thrill Rides is one of our top-rated planetarium shows and a personal favorite of the staff, too. Who doesn't love a roller coaster ride through space?! More

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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152 reviews 152 reviews
95 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I took my 7 year old twin boys to this museum on a Wed in July. It was a great experience. The grounds of the museum are lovely and even have exhibits outside to look at. The inside has 4 sections-the mineral section, the dinosaur section, the science in motion section, the kids play science area section and the planetarium... More

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

Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful 5 dot review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. If you decide to visit again, consider a membership so you can have access to all of our wonderful events and new exhibits year round. More

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