Tellus Science Museum
Cartersville, GA 30120
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, such as a 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.
Our Mission: Because science matters, we engage, educate, and inspire visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Active Military with ID $0.00
Student with ID $10.00
Group Discount, Military Discount
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
Heavy Metal in Motion
10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016
Get your motor running and head on out to Heavy Metal in Motion!
This isn't a car show - this is a fun, family experience! Come see vehicles ranging from vintage cars to helicopters. Get a close up view of drag racers, a jet car and lots more!
Be prepared - engines will be revving, so this event will be loud! We'll have a schedule of crank times so you won't miss a thing.
Then, let your little ones take a ride on a miniature train and slide down an inflatable slide shaped...read more
Science Spooky Night
10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016
Get ready for a SPOOK-tacular night of fun at Tellus Science BOO-seum! Don't forget to wear your costume!
• Creepy, crawly children's activities
• Decorate your own flashlight to guide you through the galleries
• Scavenger hunts through the dark and spooky museum galleries
• Free planetarium shows
• Observatory openread more