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Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
+1 770-606-5700
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Minerals, Stars, Fossils and Transportation

This large museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. There is free parking and heavy machinery exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John N
Fun for kids and aldults

The Tellus Museum is a fantastic interactive museum. You can pan for gems and dig for fossils... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna S
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Woodstock, Georgia
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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)
“all ages” (57 reviews)
LOCATION
100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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+1 770-606-5700
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"fossil dig"
in 36 reviews
"gem panning"
in 27 reviews
"all ages"
in 57 reviews
"big backyard"
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"planetarium shows"
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"mineral collection"
in 12 reviews
"panning for gold"
in 11 reviews
"gems and minerals"
in 10 reviews
"transportation exhibit"
in 9 reviews
"the wright brothers"
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"periodic table"
in 9 reviews
"natural history"
in 8 reviews
"moon rock"
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"antique cars"
in 7 reviews
"field trip"
in 21 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank John N
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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 1 week ago 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!

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

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 31 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 20 April 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 24 April 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 29 March 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.

2  Thank Mrblaw
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 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 29 March 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

2  Thank queenofsqueeze
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 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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Kellie S
4 July 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
27 November 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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