Science isn’t scary. Not even to little kids. If you take them to visit the amazing exhibits at Tellus Science Museum, the 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 like an 80 foot-long Apatosaurus and a replica Wright flyer excite and amaze visitors of all ages. Dazzling gems and minerals sparkle and glow alongside interactive exhibits demonstrating how the Earth moves and changes.
Children will have a blast conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets and more.
For a hands-on time of fun for kids of all ages, spend a day at Tellus Science Museum. There’s always something new … and there’s always that one exhibit that you will love returning to over and over again. Even if you leave the kids home.
The Mission of Tellus Science Museum
Because science matters, we engage, educate, and inspire visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences.
The Tellus Experience
- The Weinman Mineral Gallery: Learn how the Earth formed and see dazzling displays of minerals from all over the world, including some from the Moon and beyond.
- The Fossil Gallery: Walk through time from the start of life on Earth through the age of dinosaurs. Touch a real dinosaur fossil and stand among some of the largest creatures to ever walk the land.
- Science in Motion: Learn about the history of motorized transportation in this unique gallery featuring a replica Wright Brothers flyer; a 1948 Bell 47 helicopter; a jet cockpit; and, more.
- Collins Family My Big Backyard: Just for kids! Play, experiment and learn how the world works. Discover the science behind light, sound, electricity, weather and more in this interactive, engaging gallery.
- Planetarium and Observatory: Travel the universe in style in our digital planetarium. Become an amateur astronomer at our incredible observatory housed on the Tellus campus.