Summer Program Coordinator,

It’s tinkering time! This summer, your students will create, construct, deconstruct, and more in the Summer Passport Program at Tellus! Let us be the “spark” for your students’ creativity as they begin to learn about very basic circuits, design and engineer group-built construction, and take home a simple circuit that they create and light up themselves. Join us as we tour the galleries and visit the museum store. It’s a summer of learning disguised as play!

Reservation dates are only valid for June and July.

Click here to reserve your spot today.

Please review the following information carefully and share with the other caregivers on your team so that everyone involved will have the best experience possible!

Here’s the colorful lowdown on our de-light-ful summer program :

  • Targeting ages 5 years through 12 years
  • Two-hour program
  • 15 student minimum
  • If you have less than 15 students in your group you will be required to pay for 15 students. Adults do not count toward this number.


  • Students will participate in a lab where they will build their own simple circuit to take home (and it will even light up!), as well as work with others on group-built construction and other exploratory activities.
  • Students will also tour the remainder of the museum in 20 minute rotations, including the museum store.
  • After the program feel free to visit other areas of the museum on your own for the rest of the afternoon!

Start Times

  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to program start time for check-in.
  • Monday – Friday throughout June and July
  • Mornings: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Afternoons: 1:30  – 3:30 PM

Program Prices

  • $9 per student
  • Family Museum Membership does not cover the cost of our children’s programs
  • One group leader for every 10 students – Free
  • $14 additional parents and chaperones
  • $100 Non-refundable deposit required within 10 days of your initial call to scheduling

Payment Policy

  • We expect payment at the time you check in. You must pay check, cash, or credit card on arrival or your group will not be admitted
  • If your group is attending multiple days, please bring payment each day or pre-pay for all groups ahead of time
  • Please be sure to share all of this information with all participating teachers and responsible parties. We cannot be responsible if a teacher was not informed of our payment policy.


  • Please be at the museum 20 minutes prior to your program’s scheduled start time to check in.

Planetarium add-on

  • Planetarium shows may be added for an additional $2 charge. Please note that everyone will be charged the planetarium fee, including but not limited to students, teachers, parents, adults that entered with free admission, etc. The planetarium has 120 seats. Students have first priority for seating, then educators, then parents.


  • Reservations are guaranteed only after we receive a $100 deposit.
  • You have ten days to return the form and deposit to Scheduling. If we do not receive both, your program will be cancelled and become available to other groups.
  • We accept checks made payable to Tellus Science Museum. We also accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express.


  • Balance, minus the deposit, will be due upon arrival.
  • One form of payment only accepted for the entire student group.
  • You may pay for extra parents and chaperones or they may pay individually.
  • All programs are scheduled for a minimum of 15 paying students. If your number drops below 15, you will be required to pay for 15 students.
  • We require that one person check in and pay for the entire group and use only one form of payment.
  • We accept checks made payable to Tellus Science Museum. We also accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express.

Museum Store

  • The museum store is included in the program rotation.


  • Please leave lunches on the bus.
  • Outdoor picnic pavilion is available at no cost.
  • If you would like to purchase box lunches from our café to eat in our pavilion, please call our café at least one week in advance, (770) 606-5726.
  • Please note: The Carter Pavilion is provided as a courtesy to groups for student lunches. As an alternative, an unfurnished room is available for indoor lunches for a $250.00 non-refundable cleaning, wear and tear fee.


  • Photography for personal use is permitted in any area unless otherwise indicated. No tripods are allowed.

Check In

  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to program start time for check-in.
  • Please be prepared to split the group into subgroups of 20 to 30.
  • Your program manager will answer any other questions during their confirmation call or upon your check in.


  • For your comfort and convenience the museum has exterior restrooms located by the drop off circle. It will save instructional time if your students use this restroom upon arrival.

Click here to reserve your spot today.

Directions and Parking

Bus parking is located near the pavilion.
Please see attached bus parking map and share that information with your driver.
I-75 Exit 293 at Hwy 411, 30 miles north of Atlanta
Physical Address: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3663, Cartersville, GA 30120

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