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Courtney Coggins
· February 18, 2018
We really enjoyed our visit. We came as members from another museum and loved it. My boys are obsessed with Dino’s so they really had a blast. Tons of bathrooms that were very clean. We didn’t have to do the extras but hope to come back to do more. My only complaint was the hand sanitizer was out and in the middle of flu season it was needed. Also a big plus is they had a very affordable gift shop so the kids could get a small toy. We will be back! See More
Ashley Berryman
· November 5, 2017
I have enjoyed every trip I've taken to Tellus. From the different shows at the Planetarium to just getting lost in time and space. I've have been with young field trip children to my older children w...ho reverted when entering the childrens museum area to just standing at the mandelum at the entrance and litterally watching time pass before my eyes. Each and every visit is a different experience and one I'll always treasure. Thanks Tellus See More
Karen Preslock
· January 27, 2018
I worked at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and Maryland for 10 years. My girls experienced that and when we moved to Georgia we found the "mineral museum" and they were regular visitors as "rock h...ounds" back in the early history of Tellus. An excellent mineral and rock collection as well as other great displays and now a Smithsonian partner. See More
Emily Monroe
· February 3, 2018
Went for the first time today and it won’t be our last time! We loved it!!! So much to see and do. The food in the cafe was reasonably priced and very good. The shows were well done and staff was very... friendly! So glad we went, looking forward to our next visit! See More
Karla Cleverley
· September 2, 2017
Found this fantastic place after doing a google search on what to do between Chattanooga and Atlanta. (We were on route to catch a plane back to the UK.) Can't recommend it enough. So informative and much of the minerals and fossils were found right there in Georgia. Plus my 8 year old loved panning for gems and digging for fossils. Oh, and the planetarium was great too! See More
Carla Smith
· August 14, 2017
Tellus is a great place for a family trip especially if your grands are young. Our 2 year old and 11 month old granddaughters found plenty of things they were allowed to touch. They ran about in the g...alleries and no one complained. The staff was always on hand, kind and helpful. The cafe is a great, reasonably priced place to chill for a few moments. I highly recommend a trip! See More
Leo Makarov
· August 27, 2017
The place is just okay. Nothing fancy. It is divided into three main rooms. One is the history of evolution and dinosaurs. One is of minerals (rocks, etc). One of history of inventions. They a...lso have a room for small kids to discover science.

The planetarium is on the small side. Sky animations were on the basic side, lots of people were falling asleep during the presentation.

Cafe is VERY basic. Some fruits, yogurts, small sandwiches.

Lots of info is biased. Macroevolution is stated as fact. Billions of years, etc.

This is a 1 time visit for us.
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Rachel Crane Hood
· September 30, 2017
We love Tellus! Our first visit was almost ten years ago for a homeschool field trip with my youngest child and our most recent visit was yesterday with my oldest grandbaby. We've learned that if yo...u plan on visiting more than once in a year, a membership is definitely the way to go. Thanks for making family memberships so affordable! See More
Amanda Shields
· November 17, 2017
We went with my older daughter's school group and my autistic daughter was with us and just wanted to sit with her sister and the guide was rude to her and told her she was not part of that group even... though she was a paying customer I was not impressed at all he was also rude to other parents and even teachers See More
Kari Hamby
· October 10, 2017
We had a great time yesterday. But the lady who was working in the panning for gems room was really rude. Mopping over my kids and my shoes and yelling at the children and being ugly to them. I think ...she may need to rethink her career. Very rude. See More
Laura Limbacher Coleman
· November 12, 2017
Great first time visit to Tellus. Took 8yo and 12yo girls and it was interesting for the entire family, especially since it was discovery day. Exhibits interesting and well laid out and staff/ very engaging and helpful!! See More
William Brathwaite
· November 5, 2017
Toured with my son's Cub Scout Troop. A pleasant surprise with diverse, engaging, high quality exhibits, ranging from paleoanthropology, to minerals,to automotive, aviation and space history. Excellen...t movie presentation "we are stars" explaining the Big Bang. An excellent adventure for young or inquisitive minds. See More
Darrell Lindsey
· January 28, 2018
I have been to Tellus about 3 or 4 times. My favorite hands down is the planetarium. There was a couple of new displays which was great. Everyone is friendly and the museum is always kept spotless.
Amanda Stover
· December 31, 2017
We went yesterday and my two year old loved it! He really enjoyed the backyard and looking for gems and dinosaurs bones! The ONLY drawback is he wanted to touch EVERYTHING, and in most galleries there... is no touching. We had a great time though! See More
Curtis Rivers
· August 21, 2017
We have a me and my grandkids membershi. We all went to Tellus for the eclipse and had a great time. Thanks to the Tellus staff for making a special day even more special for our family and one of t...he children of our After School Program Staff. See More
Richshawna Sims
· 4 hours ago
My daughter's favorite place to visit, she never gets bored. We love the the special events, hands on activities and especially the planetarium. Membership perks are great.
Victoria Miller
· October 29, 2017
Always a ton of fun! The Halloween event is a yearly trip for us and we always enjoy it. It’s fun and educational and the staff are wonderful! Wish we lived close enough to visit for often!
Samantha Salyer
· November 12, 2017
I absolutely loved it! Lots of neat stuff to look at and the staff were extremely nice and accommodating (I have a cane and they made sure if I got tired I knew to ask for a wheelchair) and there wer...e plenty of benches for someone unable to walk far, definitely worth seeing! And the souvenirs didn't cost an arm and a leg either! See More
Demeredith Dispain Rogers
· October 9, 2017
My family and I had a great time. The minerals are breath takingly beautiful and we enjoyed mining for gems. Overall just a wonderful time and worth the money.
Bruce Jeansonne
· February 5, 2018
A great time with the grandkids... and for grandpa and grandma. A class act museum with a reasonable entry cost for all. This is on our "do again" list. Thanks!

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Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 – 9:30 PM


Members: $10 | Non-Members: $25
For ages 5+, no exceptions.

Introduce your young scientist to the wonders of astronomy in this popular workshop! Participants will tour the current sky in the Bentley Planetarium, receive and learn how to use a rotary star chart, and observe the sky through small telescopes and our 20″ telescope in the Observatory.

*The Observatory is not heated so please dress accordingly. Astronomy workshops will happen rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the Observatory will be limited to tours only.
Limited space available. Prepaid reservations required. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Reservations close at noon the day before the workshop. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before for full refund.

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Fri 7:30 PM ESTTellus Science MuseumCartersville, GA
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We recently received 3 prestigious awards from Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries! We want to thank all of the partners who helped make 2017 a GREAT year for all of us. Thank you Phoenix Air, the Mayo Family, WSB-TV and Glenn Burns, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Southeastern Planetarium Association. You can read more about our awards here:…/10002-tellus-bhm-win-gamg-aw…

For Connie Bostick, being named Museum Volunteer of the Year for her contributions to a “local treasure” is an honor.

Watch the Space X Launch with us!

General Beauregard Lee has predicted 6 more weeks of winter-like weather. ❄️ We keep it cozy and warm inside the museum. 😊 Plus, we have dinosaurs. 🦖

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"...many would argue it is the best science museum around!" Come see for yourself! Plus, this weekend is Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend, so BOA cardholders get FREE ADMISSION!

Tellus Museum is not only Northwest Georgia’s premier science museum and planetarium but many would argue it is the best science museum around!

With over 120,0...00 square feet and galleries including the Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard, Tellus is a museum you don’t want your kids to miss!

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Tellus Museum, in Cartersville, is not only Northwest Georgia’s premier science museum and planetarium but many would argue it is the best science museum around! Who says the only dinosaur museum in Atlanta has to actually be in Atlanta? With over 120,000 square feet and galleries including the We...

Find out about our FIRST Fossil Symposium!

Fossil Symposium
Saturday, February 3, 2018
1:30 – 3 PM

Members: FREE...
Non-members: Regular Admission

HEAR EXPERTS IN THE FIELD speak on different subjects on the paleontology of Georgia!

*These discussions will be most appropriate for an audience with a basic knowledge of geology and paleontology.

1:30 PM – Cam Muskelly: “Importance of Paleontology & Outreach in Georgia”

1:50 PM – Thomas Thurman: “Oaky Woods: Correcting the Record”

2:10 PM – Robert McAfee: “Repressed Sin: Georgia’s absence of Plio-Pleistocene ground sloths (Mammalia: Pilosa)”

2:30 PM – David Schwimmer: “Southern & Northern Dinosaurs: How many & which are real?”

Kid's Corner
10 AM – 1:30 PM

Ammonites, Triceratops, and Trilobites, oh my! Join Tellus Educators to find out what makes a fossil a fossil and touch some real ancient artifacts of some amazing creatures!

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Sat 1:30 PM ESTTellus Science MuseumCartersville, GA
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We miss you! IF YOU CAN TRAVEL SAFELY on Thursday, come visit!

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We will be open 10 AM - 5 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018.

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