Tellus Science Museum occupies more than 125,000 square feet (the length on one and a half football fields), and features galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences.
The 120-seat digital Planetarium hosts a variety of astronomy programs, stargazing events, and family activities and 45-minute shows are shown throughout each day. The Weinman Mineral Gallery showcases one of the largest, most comprehensive collections in the Southeast, with more than 4,000 rocks, gems and minerals on display.
The Fossil Gallery features Stan, a 40-foot Tyrannosaurus rex along with other dinosaurs and fossils, allowing visitors to trace the history of life on Earth.
Collins Family Big Back Yard offers hands-on science exhibits introducing concepts from the physical and life sciences through backyard science experiences.
Science of Motion allows visitors to re-live major developments in science and technology related to automobiles, aircraft, and space travel. In addition, Tellus includes a 200-seat presentation theater, a large multi-purpose room for events, four well-equipped science labs, an observatory, a full service cafe, and a gift shop that is almost equal in size to the Weinman’s original exhibit space.
Tellus Science Museum opened January 12, 2009, and has welcomed more than one million visitors.
CURRENT SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Sonic Sensation through September 4, 2017
From Clay to Copper: Minerals and Artifacts of Etowah on display November 5, 2016-October 1, 2017
The Robot Zoo on display September 16, 2017-May 6, 2018
The World at Your Fingertips opens October 6, 2017
Click the website below for exhibit details. See EVENTS for more fun and informative events happening at Tellus Science Museum.
100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville GA 30120
The museum is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Admission is $15.95+tax adults, $13.95+tax senior citizens ages 65+, $11.95+tax children ages 3-17 and students with ID, Free to Tellus Museum Members and Active Military with ID, and half price to Active Duty Military dependents with ID. Planetarium shows are an additional cost.
Directions: I-75 Exit 293. Go south on US 411, then turn left onto Tellus Drive.
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