Contact Us

(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

Collections

Tellus Science Museum has over 17,000 objects, including minerals, rocks, fossils, flight and space materials, books, and periodicals. These help the museum meet its mission of educating and inspiring visitors through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences. The collections continue to expand through purchases, field collecting, and most importantly, through generous donations.

ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS

The Permanent Collection

The permanent collection contains those objects deemed of high aesthetic, historic, or scientific value. These form the core of our collections and are used to develop exhibits in the museum and for research.

The Study Collection

The study collection is a hands-on collection used to expand knowledge about minerals, rocks, and fossils, especially of Georgia and the southeastern United States.

shark jaw and little girls

Frank Mayo Library

The Frank Mayo Library contains books and other resources on items housed in the museum’s collections as well as more general information on science and technology. The information here enhances our knowledge about other items in the collections.

Frank Mayo Library at Tellus Science Museum

ACCESSING THE COLLECTIONS

The collections are available to researchers for study. Please contact us for further information on getting permission to access the collections.

MINERAL IDENTIFICATION

If you have a mineral you would like identified, please send us a clear photograph. We’ll check it out and let you know if you need to bring it by for further testing.

DONATING TO THE COLLECTION

The museum continually seeks to improve or upgrade its collections and exhibits.

25
Oct

Lunch + Learn: Spooky Science with Cantey Smith

Wednesday, 12:15 PM
10/25/2017

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28
Oct

Science Spooky Night

Saturday, 6 - 9 PM
10/28/2017

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28
Oct

International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, 6 - 10 PM
10/28/2017

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Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

*Rates effective July 1, 2017.

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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