My daughter went to the Tellus Museum as part of a class trip and was still talking about it months later. Last weekend we made the short, 1-hour trip up to Cartersville from Atlanta and found there was something for everyone.
The museum is divided into a few galleries, each with a theme. My wife loved the Weinman Mineral Gallery, a collection emphasizing Earth's natural history with literally hundreds of stone, meteorite, gems and minerals to see. My 10-year old daughter was in awe as we explored the Fossil Gallery, with dinosaurs, reptiles and giant mammals dating back millions of years. As for me, the Science in Motion gallery was my favorite. It includes antique cars, motorcycles, a replican of the Wright Bros plane, a Bell helicopter and more. There's also a hands-on area for kids called Collins Family My Big Backyard with lots of cool things relating to the science of light, sound and weather. We didn't do the Planetarium part but we did explore the solar house exhibit outside built by some Ga Tech students a few years ago.
All in all, a great way to spend 3-4 hours, and an easy day trip from Atlanta.
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