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We’ve seen this museum on I-75 for many years but finally figured out how to get our kids and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SilverbackMunkie
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Interesting things in every room

I thought my kids were too old for panning for gems but it turned out they loved that part! We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LovingNewAdventures
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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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...more
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100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve seen this museum on I-75 for many years but finally figured out how to get our kids and grandkids there yesterday. What a treat!!! Be sure to pay extra $2 for the planetarium show, it’s worth it. The mineral deposit exhibition is very good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SilverbackMunkie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought my kids were too old for panning for gems but it turned out they loved that part! We also enjoyed the gem section especially the phosphorescent room where the ultra violet and black light showed different colors in the rocks. The brain teaser...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LovingNewAdventures
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful 5 dot review! We are glad you got an opportunity to check out the Brain Teasers exhibit while it was still on display. We hope you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gem mining was my favorite of all! Plenty to see. Kids loved the barn area and the magnetic area. Enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LBandJ06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delight. I could spend a week in this museum. Gems, machines, fossils, meteorites, hands-on opportunities. What is there not to like? The display of early autos really impressed me as they were placed on mirrors so we could see the undercarriages - which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this museum. It's location is great - right off the interstate - so you can stop on your way through without going out of your way. The museum is just under 10 years old, so it's still very new. Everything is clean and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ishmael28
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a kind and wonderful 5 dot review! We appreciate you taking the time to visit the museum and to follow up with such a thoughtful review. We hope you'll visit again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I took my granddaughter Mallory on this outing.She was very excited about some areas and some that were low light scared her.She especially liked digging for bones and finding gems.She liked the activities they have discovering colors and how things worked to name a few....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sgrubbs64
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the great 5 dot review! Please stop in and visit with us again soon.

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I brought two of my grandchildren to Tellus while they were here on vacation. They loved every minute spent there! The folks that helped them pan for gold and dig for fossils were a lot of fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gigi G
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for bringing your grandchildren to the museum! We appreciate the great 5 dot review and hope we can spend many years to come with your family.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

A big museum in the middle of nowhere. I personally enjoyed the mineral display, many local gems and GOLD, that was discovered many years ago. The civil war was fought all around here with the battle for Atlanta. They have something for everyone, even a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DougWW
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for a great 5 dot review!

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Thank you to all those who have donated, who volunteer, who work behind the scenes, just everyone! I'm a truck driver and drive by this museum pretty frequently always thinking "We should go there". Well my family and I finally did. There's too much to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UnlivingBoar
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and check out the museum. We appreciate your support through your membership and look forward to visiting with you for many years to come!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

We've visited the museum 3 times in the last couple of months and have really enjoyed it. There are lots of things to see and do, my 3 year old really loves it. He enjoys the fossil digging and gem mining. The dinosaur exhibit is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smoss999
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

What a fantastic 5 dot review! Thank you so much for supporting the museum through your membership. We look forward to visiting with you and your family for many years to come.

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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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27 November 2017|
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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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