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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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Cartersville, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful museum, especially for children. The one objection I have is it relates the evolution theory instead of the creation history.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful place for my grandkids. Hands on learning and fun while learning. Even the adults enjoyed it and want to return

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

Thank you so much, John, for your 5 dot review! We hope you'll visit again soon, as we have new exhibits coming soon! More

Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a wonderful museum, there's something for everyone and every age. The exhibits in their transportation area include: vintage cars, planes, a space capsule, space suits, rockets, even a couple lunar rocks. The gem and mineral section of the museum is fabulous. It is interesting & educational and can be enjoyed by all age groups. There is an area... More

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

Thank you for the glowing 5 dot review! In reference to your comment about My Big Backyard gallery, I'd like to mention that we are currently restructuring the gallery to add space for special exhibits. While we tried to renovate without disturbing your visit or appearing as a construction zone, it seems we failed to inform our guests why some... More

Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My 12 year old son and I visited this museum while on vacation in the area. We enjoyed all of the exhibits, including the special train exhibit and the Solar House. He studies many of these subjects in his Science Class. I hope that the great displays we saw at Tellus help him understand the material during the school year.... More

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

Thank you so much for adding Tellus Science Museum to your "must see" list while traveling through Georgia! We appreciate your 5 dot review and hope you'll visit with us again during your next pass through our state. More

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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