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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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Tellus Science Museum has everything science enthusiasts could want. Minerals and gems, space exploration, history of transportation, dinosaurs and fossils, a kids exploration... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
BobsWife2013
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Euharlee, Georgia
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Euharlee, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Tellus Science Museum has everything science enthusiasts could want. Minerals and gems, space exploration, history of transportation, dinosaurs and fossils, a kids exploration area and more! I never get bored when I visit Tellus - the exhibits are wonderful - there is always something awesome to see. The gift shop offers a great variety of items as well.

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

Woohoo! We love 5 dot reviews! Thank you so much for your kind words about Tellus Science Museum. We appreciate your detailed review and we hope you'll visit with us often. We invite you to check our events calendar on our website for the latest special exhibits and upcoming events. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a delightful museum directly off Interstate 75 in Cartersville. My granddaughter was visiting from NYC where she has world class museums at her disposal so it needs to be pretty special to impress this kid. She loved the Tellus Science Museum. We were pleasantly surprised at the fabulous Dinosaurs they had and there are a lot of them. If... More 

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

Pretty nice compliment to be in the "company" of NYC museums! Thank you so much for your super-kind words!! We are a non-profit museum which means we are funded by public support - like your admission, our membership base, donations, and sponsors. We don't receive any funds from the Smithsonian, but being an Affiliate does mean we get to "borrow"... More 

Waterford, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit if your in the cartwrsville area. I go to a lot of museums and I loved the extensive dinosaur exhibit. Also thought the digging for gems was cool, even though I'm an adult, we don't have things like in Michigan. The museums rock collection was pretty cool to look at too.

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

Welcome to Cartersville! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit at Tellus Science Museum and we are very grateful for the 5 dot review! More 

Atlanta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This little known museum in Northern Georgia is an excellent place to bring kids and enjoy the day. I brought my grandchildren and they had a wonderful time touring the galleries especially the Fossil Gallery and Mineral Gallery. They were thrilled fossil digging and panning for gems. The Brain Teasers exhibit was awesome and the kids had a great time... More 

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

We love 5 dot reviews! Thank you so much for your kind words and we hope this means you'll be back to visit with us often! Brain Teasers 2 is a travelling exhibit and will be replaced by TOYS: The Inside Story at the end of May 2015. Make plans to come check it out! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited this museum on a whim after visiting the nearby Budweiser Factory one day. I didn't really know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The $14 fee is a little steep if you have a large family but it might be worth it. Overall it is a small museum but it is set up beautifully and is... More 

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

Thank you for the 4 dot review! For large families, we often recommend purchasing an annual family membership for $95 which covers 2 household adults and ALL children under the age of 18 in the same household; then, the family can visit as often as they wish with no worries about admission. If you get a chance to come back,... More 

Dallas, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I wasn't impressed as far as science museums go. I would have liked more interaction and not have to pay extra to see a movie. There should be something to do for kids throughout, not just their own little area.

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

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit at Tellus. We try to offer an interactive experience in every gallery. We are also currently working on projects to offer even more hands-on pieces. If you have ideas that you'd like to see implemented at Tellus, please share them with us by calling (770) 606-5700. Thank you for... More 

Dahlonega, Georgia
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
79 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Tastefully presented, very clean museum. Appropriate for all ages, all sorts of scientific topics on exhibit. Staff friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you for the 4 dot review! If you can think of a way we could earn a 5 dot review, please let us know by calling 770-606-5700. More 

Deltona, FL
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223 reviews 223 reviews
35 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved our visit here. It was not only educational but very hands on, interesting and fun. We loved the paning for stones and looking for fossils. My husband was really into the solor house that was open for touring. All in all a very fun place to spend the day. Did not make it to the plnetarium as we were... More 

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

Thank you so much for spending the day with us! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be back often. If there is anything we can do to improve our rating from a 4 dot to a 5 dot, please let us know! More 

Marietta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Tellus is an exelent educational experence for people of all ages! From the start of Earth, to the future of moddern spaceflight! For little kids, there is an interactive exibit hall! The planitarium shows are exiting as well!

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

Thank you so much for your 4 dot review! We strive for excellence, so if there is a way we can earn a 4 dot review from you, please don't hesitate to give us a call and let us know! More 

Atlanta Area
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97 reviews 97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Catch the "Jeweled Objects of Desire" special until November 1, 2015, wow. Great place for kids too!

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

We are so pleased you enjoy visiting Tellus and we especially thank you for the 5 dot review! Jeweled Objects of Desire is our first special exhibit the The Vault gallery and is visiting us from the Smithsonian. We are very proud to have it on exhibit and are pleased to hear how much you appreciate it! More 

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