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Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
+1 770-606-5700
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If you or your children enjoy science, you will like this museum. Dinosaurs, rocks & gems, space... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Debbie P
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Amazing

Took my grand to this museum lat weekend. What a great trip. 1 1/2 hours on the road there same... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
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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)
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100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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"fossil dig"
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"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"
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"transportation exhibit"
in 9 reviews
"the wright brothers"
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"periodic table"
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"natural history"
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"moon rock"
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"antique cars"
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"field trip"
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"kids and adults"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

If you or your children enjoy science, you will like this museum. Dinosaurs, rocks & gems, space, interactive displays, there is something for everyone at a bargain price!

Thank Debbie P
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and for a wonderful 5 dot review!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Took my grand to this museum lat weekend. What a great trip. 1 1/2 hours on the road there same on return. Well worth the time. Absolutely a great mineral exhibit very nice specimens. Fossil exhibit was very nice grand loved it. We got to...More

Thank hairythecat
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you so much for the great 5 dot review! We encourage you to check out our website at tellusmuseum.org so you can be in the know about all upcoming special events and exhibits.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This museum has an amazing mineral exhibit which fascinated our 9 and 11 year olds. It is clean and has a very reasonably priced cafe with lots of healthy choices. It was about 66.00 for 4 of us including planetarium show.

Thank avideater90
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you so much for visiting! We appreciate the 4 dot review. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience to 5 dots, please don't hesitate to let us know.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This museum is smaller than some we've visited but very well done. We took our grandchildren (ages 3,5 and 7) and, in fact, gifted them with a yearly family membership pass. They enjoyed the various exhibits, especially the children's area. There were many hands-on exhibits...More

Thank Candie S
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We appreciate your support through membership! Thank you for the 4 dot review. We strive to provide a 5 dot experience, so we'd love any constructive feedback that can help improve your experience.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We drive from Tennessee through RTE 411 to visit this museum during our winter break from school. My 11 year old enjoyed all of it. He especially liked watching the pendulum in the entrance way. He has loved dinosaurs for some time so this was...More

Thank mariaD1968
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for taking time to visit with us and for the wonderful 5 dot review! We hope you'll visit with us often.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I took my nephews here for a visit and they loved all the dinosaur exhibits. I found the antique car and motorcycle exhibits the most fascinating. Definitely worth a stop if you are traveling north of Atlanta and looking for something to stop and visit.

Thank Michael K
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks for the great 4 dot review! If there is something we can do to improve to a 5 dot rating, please let us know.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

It is amazing that we have such a diverse museum that seems like it should be in Chicago or New York right in little Cartersville. It is conveniently located right off the interstate well before you get to Atlanta so there's no traffic to deal...More

Thank callen0101
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you so much for your kind 5 dot review! Your high praise made our day. :)

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hands-on museum, pan for gems and keep some as a souvenir, dig for fossils and take one home, dinosaurs, transportation, rockets and space, huge area of minerals and gemstones on display. Also an observatory, telescope and planetarium, but we didn’t make it to all...More

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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for 5 dots! We hope you'll come back soon when you have more time to enjoy the rest of the museum. :)

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Our family was so impressed with this modern, spacious, informative museum. We stopped by to take a look because our six-year-old loves dinosaurs. Boy, were we all in for a fun surprise! Plenty of information is available for adults and older children to learn something...More

Thank karenjoshallen
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much for such a thoughtful 5 dot review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll come back soon!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This place is very impressive for a town like Cartersville Georgia. My husband and daughter and I were blown away by the amount of exhibits. There was more to see and I wish we would’ve given it more time. We will definitely be back.

Thank Jo'El L
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TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for a great 5 dot review! We look forward to visiting with you again soon!

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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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$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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