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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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Wonderful place to take the family, or for anyone to visit. Right off the interstate north of Atlanta. Well worth the trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Cartersville, Georgia
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Cartersville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

there are some good exhibits here, although there was some redundancy in the multiple presentations of how minerals are used. My out of town guest enjoyed looking at all the minerals & fossils. The large globe showing the division of the continents was very difficult to see because the interior lighting was dim and there was a spotlight shining down... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to take the family, or for anyone to visit. Right off the interstate north of Atlanta. Well worth the trip!

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

Thanks, Susan! We love 5 dots! More 

Mineral Bluff, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My grandson and I loved the museum, especially the dinosaurs! They are huge! He loved all the hands on exhibits. A very nice and clean facility with friendly staff. We had a great time!

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

Thank you so much for visiting with us and giving us 4 dots. If there is something you can think of to help us earn the 5th dot, please don't hesitate to let us know by calling the museum at (770) 606-5700. More 

acworth, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here with 2 kids 7 and 13. Lots of hands on things to do, two or three movies to choose from. You could spend the day here with plenty of outside areas for the kids to burn off energy.

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

One of our most common questions pertains to whether our museum is age appropriate for children. Thank you for including the ages of yours to help other visitors! And thank you for 5 dots! We love 5 dots! :) More 

Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tellus does not disappoint. It focuses on a few different themes that found appeal with everyone in our family. They have a large rock and mineral display that focuses on Georgia's geography, several dinosaur bones, fossils, and full scale replicas, a planetarium, a fully functioning Solar House, a large and varied exhibit of transportation from starting from around 1900, and... More 

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

We are so glad you drove from TN to visit with us! Check back often as we have 3 different special exhibit galleries and lots of events. Thank you for the 5 dot review! More 

Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This museum is awesome! It has all of the normal "untouchable" displays of dinosaurs, fossils,etc., but they also have an extensive display of gems. They also have a "Science in Motion" gallery featuring motorcyles, cars, and the US space program. But not everything is hands off. There is a gem panning room where you can pan for gemstones and a... More 

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Awesome 5 dot review! Thank you so much! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great museum. From entrance to cars to end but if you are walking impaired bring a wheelchair bc it's a lot of walking. They have a good bit of handicap parking. I've never seen it filled. It's a fun few hours.

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

Thank you for the 4 dot review! We also offer free use of our wheelchairs at the museum. In fact, if you don't want to load up your own, you can ring the buzzer at the sidewalk (by the parking lot) and security will bring a wheelchair to you. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I went recently and enjoyed it a lot. The early model cars were very cool as was the motorcycle exhibit. There's something there for everyone. Be sure to check out the solar house as well as the shows.

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

Thank you so much for the 5 dot review! We hope you'll visit often! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We'd wanted to take an excursion out here for a while and upon arrival, it was clear this museum would have a lot of things to attract a 3-year-old's curiosity. First, when you drive up there is a small telescope, satellite dishes and even the largest dump truck you're ever going to see. Inside it continues to be impressive, with... More 

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

Thank you for the fantastic 5 dot review! We love our volunteers so much and appreciate the service they provide for us, so we most especially thank you for recognizing the work they do! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

So much diversity in this museum. Loved the planetarium. Reasonable gift shop. Kid area was fun, yet cold.

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Thank you for the 5 dot review, Heather H! We hope to see you again! More 

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