Historic High Country / Cartersville

Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Dr
Cartersville, GA 30120

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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

    Facility Amenities

    Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Lunar Astronomy Workshop

    Lunar Astronomy Workshop

    09/18/2015 - 09/18/2015

    Learn how to observe the Moon through telescopes and with the naked eye. Participants will receive a lunar chart and learn how to use it. Tellus Astronomer David Dundee will provide a brief talk about the Moon. You will learn about the phases of the Moon in the Planetarium, visit the Science in Motion gallery to learn how we got to the moon, and visit the Observatory to view the Moon through the telescope.

    This workshop will happen rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the Obser... read more

  • Total Lunar Eclipse

    Total Lunar Eclipse

    09/27/2015 - 09/28/2015

    Join us on the evening of Sunday, September 27 for the final total eclipse of the 2014-2015 lunar eclipse tetrad!

    The Tellus Science Museum, including the store, café, and Observatory (weather permitting), will open at 8 p.m. and the eclipse will begin at 9:06 p.m. The Moon will be totally eclipsed at 10:10 p.m. and will not begin to leave the Earth's shadow until 11:23 p.m.. We will have a live feed from the Observatory into the theater where Tellus Astronomer David Dundee will descr... read more

  • Stellar Astronomy Workshop

    Stellar Astronomy Workshop

    10/09/2015 - 10/09/2015

    Learn how to observe the planets, stars and constellations. Get to know the evening sky in the Planetarium, learn how to use a rotary star chart, and explore the surface of the Moon, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter as we tour the solar system with the Magic Planet. Then, visit the Observatory to observe the night sky through our 20″ telescope.

    This workshop will happen rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the Observatory will be limited to tours only. The Observatory is not heated o... read more

  • Heavy Metal in Motion

    Heavy Metal in Motion

    10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015

    Get you motor running and head on out to Heavy Metal in Motion!

    This isn't a car show - this is a full-on 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 shap... read more

  • Science Spooky Night

    Science Spooky Night

    10/30/2015 - 10/30/2015

    Get ready for a spooktacular night of fun!

    Join us for ghost tours in the galleries; a hay bale maze on the back lawn; creepy, crawly children's activities; treat bags for every child, plus much more!

    We invite all children and adults to dress up in costume. You'll also have a chance to meet the Nesquik bunny!

    Call (770) 606-5700 ext. 431 to reserve your tickets now!

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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 - - - - - -