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Tellus Science Museum

Address: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone Number: +1 770-606-5700
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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.

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Marietta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic science exhibits. As you enter the building there is a swinging pendulum moving it time to the earth's movement. Then you enter a large hall that contains a dinosaur skeleton. For a small additional fee you can visit the planetarium for a wonderful experience. The various displays: minerals, fossils, space items (including moon rock) were excellent. There was also... More

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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 are proud to be Smithsonian Affiliates! More

Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It's a good place for kids and adults, especially if they have never been or seen the real thing. For example, the dinosaur skeletons are full size replecas. The area seem quite dark and very crowded. Can't stand back and get a good overall look at the displays. Not the same as going to the LaBrea Tar Pits, Los Angeles... More

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

Hi Diane! Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Tellus. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with our Science in Motion gallery. The main objective for this gallery is to showcase different modes of transportation and the progression of technology - from an early motor bike, to the Wright Flyer, to traveling to the Moon -... More

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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I recently took my kids age 13 and 9 to the museum. Giving that we just relocated from Maryland and having all the free museum at our disposal, it was not a bad choice and the price is not bad. The kids really enjoyed themselves and had a great time. So I will be going back.

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

Thank you for such an excellent compliment! Is there anything we can do to earn a 5 dot review? More

Lilburn, GA
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34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was astonished at the breadth of exhibits at the Tellus Science Museum: fossils, minerals, antique autos, space capsules, a moon rock, the Cartersville meteorite, and a special model train exhibit. There's plenty to interest adults and children. I was especially interested in the antique autos. The exhibits are beautifully done and well explained. The model of the Wright's first... More

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

Fantastic review, Steve! Thank you for the 5 dot rating! Plan to get a membership so you can take advantage of our many events and exhibits for free or greatly discounted. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Spent a delightful few hours in this "gem" of a museum. I LOVED the rock and mineral collection. My son really enjoyed the dinosaur section. We both had great fun panning for minerals in their mining section. Planetarium showed an interesting film on volcanoes. Will definitely return with my husband.

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

Awesome 5 dot review! Glad you both enjoyed your time at the museum. Now, you can both be tour guides for your husband when you bring him! :) More

Jefferson, Georgia
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46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A mystery tour led us to this fun site.Upon entry you see this huge dinosaur in the foyer and that's just the beginning. My favorite was the fossil museum.There's minerals, fossils,transportation museums and even classrooms for the kids. There are things to see indoors and outdoors as well. There is even a section for the young children.If you get hungry... More

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

We really appreciate the 5 dot review! We noticed your username and thought you might be interested in this weekend's event - Heavy Metal in Motion! The event is indoor/outdoor and features tons of unique vehicles like vintage cars, novelty cars, helicopters, hovercraft, and more! It's an annual event, so no worries if you can't make it this year, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stopped by Columbus Day afternoon 2014 on our way home from Atlanta. For the 4 of us we paid $44 in admission - 1 adult at $14, 1 adult college student $10, and 2 kiddos under 17 at $10. I've seen this place from the interstate on our regular trips down to Atlanta, and have wanted to stop for... More

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

What a wonderful, thorough review! Thank you for giving us 4 dots! We hope you'll stop by again, soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Tons to see and lots to learn. A great place to spend a weekend day or an afternoon. They always have special events going on too and the planetarium is a MUST

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

Thank you for the 5 dot review! In addition to our MANY events, we now have special exhibits to offer, too! We hope you'll be back often! More

Cartersville, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this walk back in history. We took our guests who also found it interesting. Go to their website for more information.

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Thank you for the fantastic 5 dot review! More

Marietta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

can save $2 a person if you stop there there are other savings there too it is somewhat new so it is current on lots of things

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Thank you for the 5 dot review! More

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