Historic High Country / Cartersville

Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Dr.
Cartersville, GA 30120

  • Touch an amethyst geode

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  • Stan the T-rex

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  • Largest Moon rock on exhibit in Georgia!

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  • Bell Helicopter

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  • Gem Panning

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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

    Adults $14.00

    Children $10.00

    Members $0.00

    Seniors $12.00

    Student with ID $10.00


    Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Banquet Room A - rooms can be combined for more space 59' x 34' 9 - 2023.0 120 - - - - - -
    Banquet Room B - rooms can be combined for more space 59' x 44' 7 - 2618.0 160 - - - - - -
    Private Dining Room - rooms can be combined for more space 35' 4 - 642.0 32 - - - - - -
    Cafe - rooms can be combined for more space 45' 8 - 1961.0 64 - - - - - -
    Great Hall - rooms can be combined for more space - - - 400 - - - - - -