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


  • 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

  • BEERiodic Table

    BEERiodic Table

    10/23/2015 - 10/23/2015

    Join us for a lecture and beer tasting at the BEERiodic Table with Jason Santamaria on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 7-9 p.m.

    Since the beginning of civilization, humans have taken advantage of the metabolism of yeast to create beer from grains and fruit. During this special lecture, you will hear food enthusiast and Second Self's beer architect Jason Santamaria share how he concocts flavor profiles for each brew around a central ingredient.

    This "hands-on" lecture includes lig... read more

  • Science Spooky Night

    Science Spooky Night

    10/30/2015 - 10/30/2015

    Join us for a night of Halloween fun! Science Spooky Night includes ghost tours in the galleries; hay bale maze on the back lawn; creepy, crawly children's activities; and treat bags for every child. Meet special characters Batman and Batgirl. Enjoy a reading of "Stellaluna" and take a picture with her. Enjoy cookies and milk with the Nesquik bunny and watch "Toy Story of Terror" in the Theater.

    Special planetarium shows: "We Are Aliens", "Zulu Patrol", and "Monsters in the Sky Live S... read more

  • Discovery Day

    Discovery Day

    11/14/2015 - 11/14/2015

    Discovery Day showcases individuals' STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) pursuits in and out of the classroom, work, and hobbies. Everyone can attend Discovery Day – not just inventors, tinkerers, and discoverers! Come see what others are creating and put your hands on some of the activities or just get inspired by the creative innovations and discoveries!

    Enjoy demonstrations and hands-on activities by our Discovery Day partners: Darlington Robotics, Kell Robotics, R2 Bu... read more

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 - - - - - -