Tellus Science Museum - Cartersville, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra
N 34° 14.501 W 084° 46.288
16S E 705234 N 3791200
Quick Description: The Tellus Science Museum is located at 100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA Note: Some GPS and online map systems have Tellus located on Mineral Museum Drive. The road is now named Tellus Drive.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 2:19:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMGV06
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

Long Description:
Tellus is a 120,000 square foot museum, named for the Ancient Roman earth goddess - Tellus, that opened January 12, 2009 in the former Weinman Mineral Museum space. The museum is located in Cartersville, GA just off I-75 at exit 293. 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 astronomical observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope and a seismograph is also located at Tellus.
There are many exciting exhibits like an 80 foot-long Apatosaurus and a replica Wright flyer to amaze visitors of all ages. Children have fun conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, rainbows, mirrors, magnets and more. Gems and minerals lay buried in the sand waiting to be discovered in interactive exhibits. Tellus also houses a Foucault Pendulum to demonstrate how the Earth moves. It takes 3-4 hours to tour the museum. The observatory is open to the public for special events, check the website for schedule of times.
Admission (Includes Fossil Dig & Gem Panning)
Members – Free
Adults – $14
Children (3 – 17) – $10
Student with ID – $10
Active Military with ID – Free
Seniors (65+) – $12
2 Years Old and Under – Free
The Planetarium admission is an additional cost.
Parking is free.
Name: Tellus Science Museum

100 Tellus Dr
Cartersville, Georgia USA

Telephone Number: (770) 606-5700

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type/Specialty: Science

Educational programs: Tellus has over 22 standards based science programs.

Theater: Yes

Hours of operation: Every day 10 AM – 5 PM Closed Major Holidays

Admission Fee: Adults: $14 - Children (3 – 17): $10 - Student with ID: $10 - Active Military w/ ID: Free - Seniors (65+): $12

Gift Shop: yes

Cafe/Restaurant: The Café is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm.

Other Features: Special museum events are scheduled throughout the year, see website

Agency/Ownership: Not listed

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