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Tellus Science Museum

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Address: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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+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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Fun for kids of all ages.

The Tellus Science Museum is a real gem! Kids will love it. They have areas to dig for fossils and pan for gold. The mineral section is very impressive. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex S
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tellus Science Museum is a real gem! Kids will love it. They have areas to dig for fossils and pan for gold. The mineral section is very impressive. There are lots of sections, with lots of variety. When talking with people from all around the Metro Atlanta area, I have often heard people refer to their visit to Tellus.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and rating us with 5 dots! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family (9-year old twins) went to Tellus at the start of the kids Spring Break. We went on Sunday which had smaller crowds and it was the first weekend of the month when Bank of America card members get in free. The museum had a wider range of exhibits including a science interactive area for the kids. The rocks... More 

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

Thank you for adding us to your Spring Break itinerary! We hope you'll visit often. More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My granddaughter attended the science escape everyday this week. It was fascinating. They had geologists, aviation, supergirl, jimmy neutron, and so many different activities all week long. We became members just recently and the admission price was free everyday with the membership. The best part is the membership is valid till April 2018. We live locally and this is the... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting during Spring Break and for becoming members! We look forward to seeing you often! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum. Not bad at all. Long driveway to get to the parking area and a long walk to get into the museum itself. The mineral and gem part was amazing, the rest could use a bit of work to improve. Didn't get a chance to see the kids area due to time constraints so this review could be a... More 

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Thank tcarter30601
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review, tcarter30601. Would you mind elaborating on the things you saw that need improvement? Our goal is to offer you a 5 dot experience. We hope you'll have time to visit the entire museum next time and upgrade to a 5 dot. Thank you! More 

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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All kids seem to enjoy this museum. They have a lot of interactive displays and hands on experiences. The volunteers are great and very helpful. Older kids seemed to have fun as well as my almost 3 yo grandson. He did not want to leave any exhibit. The exhibits range from fossils to space capsules. Antique cars, motorcycles, and all... More 

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

Thank you for your kind 5 dot review. We do our best to make our exhibits friendly and enjoyable for all ages. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Tellus museum over spring break with two four year olds and an eight year old. The children were amazed at the number of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals in their exhibit. The exhibit includes a huge shark, several large fish, the largest turtle we have ever seen, a Dimontron, triceratops head, sloth, and several I had only read... More 

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

What a fantastic and thorough 5 dot review! Thank you, OmmaP! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something at Tellus for children of all ages. I highly recommend it! It's like stepping back in time!

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Thank Rosa M
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Thank you for a great 5 dot review! More 

Floyd Springs, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a Saturday morning outing with our three grandsons. They had already visited several times but it was the first visit for the two of us. The boys love the museum and we were very impressed with the wide range of exhibits and the quality of presentation. The dinosaur displays are especially impressive. There is a... More 

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

What a great 5 dot review! We especially love your headline! Thank you so much for visiting and for giving us 5 dots. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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249 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Was a nice visit. Interesting sections that had some artifacts I have never seen up close and personal. Wish the planetarium was included in the price. It will set you back 32 dollars for 2 people. The planetarium is extra. Overall, a great visit. Would love to see a exhibit change in a designated section that is ever changing. It... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! We have 3 different special exhibit galleries that feature a different exhibit every 3 - 12 months (depending on the gallery). We have hosted exhibits from the Smithsonian, as well as fun, hands-on exhibits for children. We hope you'll be back soon to check them out! More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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15 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a corporate function at this museum. It was at night, after the museum had closed. They were so accommodating and we were allowed to walk around at our own leisure to enjoy all the fine displays. Nothing short of spectacular.

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

Thank you so much for your kind 5 dot review! It always makes up happy to know we've exceeded your expectations. More 

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