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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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Outstanding Museum for Kids!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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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 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
34 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

Dallas, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I went to this museum to visit the Planetarium. It was a wonderful experience! Loved the planetarium! The rest of the museum was clean, and bright. The exhibits are nicely arranged and very informative. The gift shop seemed to be just a tad expensive but very good merchandise. I am planning another trip there in the very... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind review! If there is anything we can do to earn a 5 dot review, please don't hesitate to let us know. Be sure to check our website often for the latest planetarium shows! More 

Newark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

Awesome 5 dot review - THANK YOU! We are actually the only science museum in the state of Georgia to hold the honor of being a Smithsonian Affiliate! We are very proud to be held in such high esteem. More 

Duluth, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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