Contact Us

(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $14 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $10 + tax
Student with ID: $10 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $12 + tax

Location

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

Materials and activities included in each kit.

Mineral Identification

Rock Identification

Fossil Identification

Mineral Identification Materials:

Topaz

Moonstone

Ruby

Quartz

Amethyst

Rose quartz

Emerald

Peridot

Tourmaline

Magnetite

Hematite

Turquoise

Galena

Aquamarine

Garnet

Sapphire

Sulfur

Pyrite

Fluorite

Malachite

Sheets with basic information on each mineral, including chemical composition, properties, and where it is found.

Activity:

After an explanation and discussion of what minerals are and a brief history of birthstones, students use the minerals from the Rockin’ Roller kit to fill out a birthstone activity board. Several follow-up discussion points are included to allow students further opportunities to explore mineral concepts.

Rock Identification Materials:

Granite

Pumice

Scoria

Basalt

Obsidian

Sandstone

Limestone

Conglomerate

Shale

Gneiss

Marble

Schist

Slate

Sheets with basic information on each sample, including where it is found, how it is formed and its uses.

Activity:

After an introduction into the concept of the rock cycle and rock classification, students are asked to organize the various rock samples into their rock type (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) according to provided classification criteria. For a more difficult activity for older students, they can be asked to use the provided dichotomous key to further identify which rock (granite, pumice, etc.) a particular sample is.

Fossil Identification Materials

Trilobite

Ammonite

Orthoceras

Brachiopod

Sea urchin

Shark tooth

Oyster

Dinosaur bone

Coprolite

Petrified wood

Fossil fern

Fossil fish

Amber

Sheets with basic information on each sample, including what the fossil is of, what information can be learned about prehistoric life, and how fossils form.

Laminated Geologic Time Scale

Activity:

After an introduction into how fossils are formed and what they can tell us about past environments on Earth, students are able to create their own geologic time chart using rope and the provided time scale. Once the chart is created, students place selected fossils from the kit at the appropriate points on the scale. This activity provides an understanding of fossils and geologic time.

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Wednesday, 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM
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4
Jul

Closed on Independence Day

Tuesday, 10 AM - 5 PM
07/04/2017

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8
Jul

Superhero Saturday

Saturday, 11 AM - 4 PM
07/08/2017

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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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