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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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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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If There's A Better Museum In Cartersville, Please Tellus

This place is amazing. From the gargantuan dino replicas to the hands-on exhibits and the miles of information...both children and adults will come away with more insight and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cartersville, Georgia
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Cartersville, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. From the gargantuan dino replicas to the hands-on exhibits and the miles of information...both children and adults will come away with more insight and information about our world. A very worthwhile way to spend a few hours!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum is located 1 HR north of Atlanta, 1 hour south of Chattanooga just off interstate 75. It is a state of the art large science museum and planetarium. Many hands on adtitivies for groups of all ages. We typically stay 3-4 hrs per visit. Picnic areas are located outside or can be purchased and eaten inside the snack bar.

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

Thank you, SeniorTravel50, for the great 5 star review! As you mentioned, we are situated between Chattanooga and Atlanta and easily accessible to I-75 travelers and appealing for all ages. We appreciate you taking time to write such a positive review. Stop in and see us again soon! More 

Boone, North Carolina
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Midway between Marietta and Chattanooga, this is a great place to spend 3-4 hours. The price was very affordable and the exhibits were well done. The grounds were inviting and comfortable. Particularly liked the children's area and the display of minerals in everyday life.

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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 host lots of events throughout the year, as well as 3 changing special exhibits. We hope you'll stop in again soon and check out what's new. More 

Marietta, Georgia
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hurry and see the privately owned, "SomeWhere In The Rainbow" gem collection Special Exhibit by October 2, 2016. More gems than I've ever seen and I mean big gems, So colorful and beautiful. Rivals the Smithsonian and is actually an affiliate museum. We enjoyed Patricia Barden's live, interactive guidance as we took a seat, leaned back and prepared for an... More 

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

We are over the Moon about this great 5 dot review! Thank you so much! More 

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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and it wasn't very crowded. Many interests for all ages. Fantastic rock and mineral collection and dinosaur exhibit.

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Great 5 dot review! We appreciate your visit! More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here from 3 hours away just to see this museum. We were not disappointed! The value is great! Wonderful exhibits and lots of hands-on things for the kids. I addition to the play seat for children (and kids at heart), you can pan for gems and dig for fossils..... And keep them!!! We did the planeterium add on... More 

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

We are blushing! What a fantastic 5 dot review!! Thank you so much for driving 3 hours to spend the day with us at Tellus. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll come back again soon. More 

Cumming, Georgia
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable but the old-man that works in the fossil dig room was extremely rude and continued to yell at other parents kids. Instead of just telling the parent about his issues he would just go up-to-the-kids and start yelling at them. This is VERY inappropriate. He seems to have an anger issue. When we got... More 

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

Hi curlsgeorgia! First, thank you so much for visiting Tellus Science Museum and for giving us 4 dots. We are saddened to hear that you didn't have a 5 dot experience and even more so, we regret that it was due to your interaction with our staff and/or volunteers. We kindly ask that you contact us at marketing@tellusmuseum.org and provide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Great dinosaur exhibit, star gazing show, mechanical engineering exhibit, and space exhibit. They also have a very knowledgeable staff that enjoys teaching and seeing the wonder on the faces of everyone...

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

Thank you so much for the great 4 dot review, Jon C! We strive for 5 dots, so please let us know if there is something we can do to improve your rating. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Fernandina Beach FL
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168 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with two grandkids (12 and 10). They had been a couple of years before on a school trip. We were amazed by the variety and number of exhibits. We spent a total of about 3 1/2 hours there taking in one of the planetarium shows and a short snack break. Highly recommended.

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

Awwww shucks! Thanks, dlwinger! We love 5 dot reviews and we appreciate you listing the ages of your grandchildren and the amount of time you spent at the museum. We know those details will help other travelers make their decision to visit Tellus Science Museum. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of children of all ages were there when we visited. My 2 yo twins had a blast! Lots of hands on exhibits and interactive things like the fossil dig. Cafe food was good/reasonably priced but be prepared to wait a while if you're there on a busy day!

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

Thank you for visiting Tellus and for a great 5 dot review! We hope you'll visit again soon! More 

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