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Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
+1 770-606-5700
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Summer camp field trip

Pleasantly surprised by this “gem” of a museum located in the rolling hills of North Georgia. Took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth A
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Beautiful building, but disappointing inside

The Tellus has the potential to be an interesting museum visit for nearly all age groups. As it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SteveandMolly
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fossil dig” (36 reviews)
“gem panning” (27 reviews)
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100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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"fossil dig"
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"planetarium shows"
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"gem panning"
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"all ages"
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"big backyard"
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"mineral collection"
in 12 reviews
"panning for gold"
in 11 reviews
"transportation exhibit"
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"the wright brothers"
in 9 reviews
"periodic table"
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"natural history"
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"moon rock"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this “gem” of a museum located in the rolling hills of North Georgia. Took a group of 35 first through sixth graders here. The facility is clean, well laid out with a friendly and helpful staff. The planetarium experience was wonderful and...More

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing Tellus Science Museum for your field trip needs! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are excited to pass along your kind words to our staff members and hope you'll return again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tellus has the potential to be an interesting museum visit for nearly all age groups. As it is currently, I believe it only educates the very young. The limited exhibits (transport, minerals, fossils, garden spaces, and planetarium) are visually appealing but without enough information...More

Thank SteveandMolly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my daughters just visited here on field trip and she loved it. They is a lot of stuff to do here and look at. she also liked the planterian how ever you spell it anyways she looked at the stars. love the big...More

Thank Lynn G
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review, Lynn G! If there is anything we can do to improve your next visit from a 4 dot to a 5 dot experience, please let us know.

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This museum holds interest for both you and old. Interesting facts about mines, minerals and rocks. Gorgeous displays of crystals from the area and around the world. Incredibly well presented with helpful staff. Also includes fossils and history of the area.

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for a great 5 dot review, janicepk! We appreciate your visit and hope you'll stop in again soon.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We all had a great time. We have been here before and the science Museum is a great place for all of us to learn and experiment. Young kids really enjoyed the panning for gems.

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you so much for the great 5 dot review! Panning for gems is a fan-favorite. We are pleased to hear your family enjoyed it, too.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I've often passed this place just off I-75 north of Atlanta, and knew that it had been expanded in recent years. I believe it used to be just a gem and mineral museum but now it includes so many other sciences. There are dinosaurs, there's...More

1  Thank queenofsqueeze
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

We are glad you finally decided to stop in for a visit! If you haven't yet, we encourage you to visit our website and see the many events we have going on. We'd love for you to come in and see us again soon! Thank...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Our three grand kids had a good time at Tellus. Most areas were not relevant to 3 year olds but the areas for little kids were great. Our 5 year old had more to look at and explore.

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We had heard of Tellus for years and enjoyed our visit there. The displays are educational and interesting. We've been to Kill-Devil-Hill in N. C., so it was good to see the exhibit about the Wright Brothers. We also liked the Indian motorcycle and the...More

1  Thank gardener5082
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thank you for taking time to visit Tellus Science Museum! We appreciate your 5 dot review and hope you'll visit again soon.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

took my 2 grandsons here and OMG they loved this place, they ran from one room to the other and just could not get enough of it. especially the Dino escavation room. the employees were very helpful as well. boys love it so much they...More

Thank Mary T
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and for such a wonderful 5 dot review! There is no greater compliment than getting the confirmation that we provided a fun learning environment for your grandchildren.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Took my 11 year old on a family trip to Tellus Saturday afternoon. Extensive grounds, old mining equipment/trucks and the most gemstones and rocks in one place! There were hands on opportunities and an interesting cell phone replacement exhibit that had kids attempting rotary phone...More

1  Thank Jamie S
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind 5 dot review! We are especially pleased to hear you were able to see the special exhibit The World at Your Fingertips, as it is only on exhibit through June 10, 2018.

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$110 for 2 adults and all children under 18. This includes 4 single use planetarium tickets. You can check out their website for more info.
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