Visit Tellus Science Museum on your next Atlanta Trip checked out Tellus Science Museum for the first time over the long Martin Luther King Jr. weekend & we highly recommend visiting this northwest Georgia science museum the next time you are in Atlanta.

Tellus is a 120,000-square foot museum in Cartersville just off I-75 at exit 293. (about a 45 minute drive north of Atlanta) Tellus features four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. There’s also a 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory.

My 5-year old son particularly liked the 80 foot-long Apatosaurus; 9-foot wide jaw of a Megaladon – a shark found in the oceans that was larger than a school bus; the T-rex; and the always alluring dinosaur poop. Kids can also see a replica Wright flyer, conduct hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets; pan for gems and minerals; dig for fossils; and more.

The museum is open seven days a week, Monday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM. Call 770-606-5700 or click here for more information.

Admission (Includes Fossil Dig & Gem Panning)

Members – Free
Adults – $12
Children (3 – 17) – $8
Student with ID – $8
Active Military with ID – Free
Seniors (65+) – $10

Must include paid admission to museum
$3 – Must include paid admission, free member admission, or complimentary admission pass
$2 – second planetarium show for an individual during one visit
Basic Members – $2 planetarium show (free museum admission)
Leadership Members – no charge

Tellus Science Museum is on Facebook here.

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