Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville

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#1 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Georgia
Explore the wonders of science, from prehistoric fossils to the secrets of outer space at Tellus Science Museum. Featuring a diverse collection and interactive exhibits, the museum lets you learn about a range of scientific topics. Admire the reconstructed dinosaur skeletons, see how the minerals are cut into gems, take a trip through the history of flight, or try your hand at panning and digging for natural treasures. The museum's planetarium is a great place for those who want to take a tour of the galaxy. Stop by the gift shop and browse the selection of mementos and educational material, or take a break at a cafe that offers everything from quick snacks to full meals. The whole facility is wheelchair-accessible with complimentary wheelchairs available and free parking for all visitors. See Tellus Science Museum and all Cartersville has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cartersville online trip planner .
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  • 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 w...  more »
  • 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 inclu...  more »
  • 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 e...  more »
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  • We have taken our three kids to Tellus twice now. It has a large open plan that makes it easier with multiple kids. There are a variety of exhibits that sometimes change. The kids science area is awesome, and all of mine enjoyed it immensely. Another very nice feature is the gem mining/fossil dig experience. The kids get to take home the gems they pan for as well as one fossil from the fossil dig. I really can’t say enough good things about Tellus. I’m very glad we have it so close.
  • A really great way to spend a few hours with the family. The facility is pristine and the staff is friendly and willing to guide and answer any questions. PARENT TIP: They are on the ASTC Passport Program so your visit will be free if you are further than 90 miles from your home museum. Highly recommended...
  • Very interesting place. For all ages. Go early so you can see everything. Dinosaurs, rocks,minerals,metals in raw & polished form. Planetarium show , Solar house & hands on area's too. It's worth the drive to Cartersville.
  • Great place to take the kids! We stayed for about 4 hrs but could have stayed longer. My boys had a blast digging for fossils and mining for gems. They were so excited that they got to keep gems that they found.
  • Incredible day trip for our nearly three year old daughter and our family. Be prepared to spend 3.5 hours here or more. After visiting their Planetarium and Solar House and looking through one exhibit thoroughly and one other exhibit quickly (there are a total of five exhibit areas) we ran out of time after two hours had flown by. The cafe is quaint but acceptable, with a good selection of hot food and off the shelf options. The gift shop has cool nicnacs that are mostly reasonable in their variety and price. Best of all, tickets were $10-15 per person and Planetarium tickets were very cheap at $3.5 per person. Highly recommended.

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