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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
Owner description: Tellus is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville, just north of Atlanta...
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Type: Science Museums, 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 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

They have a great area showing fossils and lots of dinosaur bones and skeletons! The section on transportation had everything from early automobiles, replica of Wright Brothers plane to a space capsule and space suits used in space. Was well worth the stop on a road trip to Florida.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a terrific science museum - out of the way for sure but worth the trip. They have outstanding exhibits of rocks, dinosaurs, fossils, and they have a great planetarium. The exhibits are widely spaced for easy viewing and they have excellent hands on exhibits for kids (panning for gold, digging for fossils, etc.). This is a very kid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Bring the whole family.area for pinics, big machines, a great Sunday afternoon. Minerals and other rock exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

this is more based on the kids learning mostly. Adults that only are intrested in learning. Would be great for kids field trips and school/ aftercare activities for the children

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georgia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This museum is especially good for children. We took two school age children to this museum and they really enjoyed their visit. We saw the dinosaurs and other extinct animals. We attended the planetarium show and we were the only people in the theater. The children spent a good bit of time in the My Big Backyard area where they... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! If there is any way we can earn a 5 dot review, please let us know! You can call the museum with any concerns - (770) 606-5700. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Atlanta area
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have 11 yr-old boy and 13 yr-old girl. Went for a one-time visit (family of four including planetarium show was around $60) but ended up getting a one-year basic family membership which was around $90 since it was not much more. There are a few different areas in the building: minerals, fossils, science/motion, kids hands-on, gemstone-panning/fossil-digging, theater, and planetarium.... More 

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

"Imagination to be tickled"... what a great descriptor! Thank you so much for the excellent rating. More importantly, thank you so much for supporting Tellus through your membership and visitation. More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place for both kids and adults, its educational and interesting. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, well worth the visit!

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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 with us often! More 

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My family and friends visited Tellus during our Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 2014. We had an AMAZING experience. The giant clock in the entrance was so interesting. We watched it (impatiently) waiting for the next block to be knocked over. My daughter (9 years old) and our friend's daughter (4 years old) LOVED this museum. From panning for gem stones, to... More 

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

WOW! Thank you so much for the glowing 5 dot review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll stop in next time you are in our neighborhood. :) More 

Marietta, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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