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Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
+1 770-606-5700
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Stopped while visiting Red Top, our six year old had a great time. Fossils are very cool, vehicles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rustybob64
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Dahlonega, Ga
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This is nice but if you want to go when less people are there skip the first weekend. The first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sherry S
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Anderson, South Carolina
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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” (37 reviews)
“gem panning” (27 reviews)
“all ages” (58 reviews)
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100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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+1 770-606-5700
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"fossil dig"
in 37 reviews
"gem panning"
in 27 reviews
"all ages"
in 58 reviews
"big backyard"
in 21 reviews
"planetarium shows"
in 19 reviews
"mineral exhibit"
in 12 reviews
"panning for gold"
in 11 reviews
"gems and minerals"
in 10 reviews
"periodic table"
in 10 reviews
"transportation exhibit"
in 9 reviews
"the wright brothers"
in 9 reviews
"natural history"
in 8 reviews
"moon rock"
in 8 reviews
"antique cars"
in 7 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 10 reviews
"field trip"
in 20 reviews
"something for everyone"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped while visiting Red Top, our six year old had a great time. Fossils are very cool, vehicles are great to see and learn about. Worth the visit.

Thank rustybob64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is nice but if you want to go when less people are there skip the first weekend. The first weekend is a highlight for Bank of America customer they get in free. I loved the idea but definitely made the museum more crowded. The...More

Thank Sherry S
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting, Sherry S! Bank of America weekends can indeed be crowded some months, so that's a great tip. Some months are less crowded. You are welcome to call the museum ahead of time and we can give you a heads up about...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This large museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. There is free parking and heavy machinery exhibits line the parking lot. When you pay your admission, you are offered an optional selection of a planetarium show for an extra charge. A short orientation video is offered. We...More

3  Thank John N
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful 5 dot review! We appreciate your visit and hope you'll return soon.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

The Tellus Museum is a fantastic interactive museum. You can pan for gems and dig for fossils while you learn about the gems and what fossils you would find in Georgia. Then test your brain at the Backyard. Visit with dinosaurs and see how the...More

2  Thank Donna S
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

What a great 5 dot review! Thank you so much, Donna S. We hope you'll visit with us again soon.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We have year passes... so much fun For everyone of all ages! Sand pit is the only disappointment! Fun events, gems menerials, cars, planes!

Thank pawleysgal89
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you for the great 5 dot review, pawleysgal89! We are sad to hear that the fossil dig area did not live up to your expectations. Can you provide more detail on how we could improve your experience?

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

It is relatively small but nice science museum. It has many different shows to watch as option. there is a cafe there too

Thank gsi00750
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 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

1  Thank Beth A
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

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 May 31, 2018

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

1  Thank SteveandMolly
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

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 May 23, 2018

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.

1  Thank janicepk
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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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Kellie S
July 3, 2018|
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Response from TellusMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Kellie! We would strongly advise you to check our events calendar before visiting if you are looking to avoid a heavy visitation day. For example, we have Superhero Saturday on July 14, 2018 and the museum is expected to... More
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puppet9406
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Anne B | Reviewed this property |
$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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July 17, 2017|
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