Tellus Science Museum Cartersville, GA
Tellus is a world-class 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, GA just off I-75 at exit 293. The museum’s exhibits open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus features four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope is also located at Tellus.
Eye-popping exhibits like an 80 foot-long Apatosaurus and a replica Wright flyer excite and amaze visitors of all ages. Children will have a blast conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets and more. Dazzling gems and minerals sparkle and glow alongside interactive exhibits demonstrating how the Earth moves and changes.
Visited the Tellus museum on a weekend trip to Chattanooga, TN, it was well worth the extra hour drive from the original destination. The museum sits on an impressively large piece of land with gardens and landscaping. Several outside novelties such as landscape art, walkways and some heavy machinery.
Once inside the main building, the museum is divided in to main sections. Mineral, Fossil, Science in motion, Observatory and a hands on kids section. Each took approximately 30 minutes to walk through. If your paying attention to all displayed items: 30 minutes and 15 minutes if you skip around. The observatory is a timed event with shows starting hourly.
100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
I-75 Exit 293
Phone: (770) 606-5700
Children (3 – 17): $10
Student with ID: $10
Active Military w/ ID: Free
Seniors (65+): $12
Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays
I took some panorama images of area that interested me.
REF - tellusmuseum.com - About Us