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(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
RockFest 2017 at Tellus Science Museum

RockFest 27

Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11, 2017
10 AM – 5 PM

Suitable for all ages.
Members: FREE
Non-Members: Regular Admission

DON’T MISS THE SOUTHEAST’S FAVORITE ROCK SHOW!

RockFest Member Perks at Tellus Science Museum

GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL, AND JEWELRY DEALERS from across the country will be set up in the Banquet Room and outside on the back lawn. See rare and exotic jewelry, ancient fossils, and rocks from around the world that you can purchase for your own collection. Many dealers will even honor the Tellus member discount, saving you 10% off your purchase (minimum purchase may be required)!

RockFest 27 at Tellus Science Museum

At our Demonstration Station, you can watch local experts show you various jewelry-making techniques. If you are looking to get in on the action, purchase a geode at the Geode Station and have it cracked open! There will also be various geology-themed children’s activities in the Great Hall.

RockFest is also a great opportunity to have your own minerals, rocks, and fossils identified. If you have unearthed something that appears to be rare or just “different”, bring it to the Mineral and Fossil ID Table under the big tent to have it identified by our Tellus experts including Curator Sarah Christensen and Executive Director Jose Santamaria.

While you are in the dealer showroom, be sure to register for the grand prize — a beautiful amethyst geode to be given away after the show on Sunday. Don’t worry; you do not have to be present to win.

Another way to add to your collection is at our silent auction during RockFest. There will be new specimens available throughout the day, so check back and bid often! Proceeds from the auction will benefit new collection acquisitions.

In between all the shopping and activities, you might need a break! Members can enjoy a complimentary frozen treat at the Member Hospitality table. If lunch is what you need, the Tellus Café will be serving a cookout style menu inside and at the back patio restaurant.

*Discount is for Tellus Science Museum members only and a minimum purchase may be required.

# Dealer Discount
1 Amber America Y
2 Unique Gems & Lapidary Y
3 Leonard’s Backyard Rock Shop Y
4 Johnny Riddle Y
5 Velima’s Crafts Y
6 Planetary Parts N
7 Lost Cove Minerals Y
8 Lexcel Minerals Y
9 S & J Fine Jewelry Y
10 Peach State Gem & Mineral Co. Y

*Discount is for Tellus Science Museum members only and a minimum purchase may be required.

# Dealer Discount
1 Zane’s Sterling N’ Stone Y
2 Kenn Dodd Y
3 Nature’s Colorful Creations N
4 Earl Isaacson Y
5, 6 Nightjar Minerals Y
7 Jasper in June Y
8 Jewelry by Je Layne Y
9, 10 BCO South Y
11, 12 Eagles Nest Y
13, 14 Rockhounds & Relics Trading Co. Y
15 Hard Knocks Rocks Y
16 Paragensis Minerals Y
17 Wayne Ramsey Minerals Y
18 Kerby’s Rock & Gem Y
19 GB Bling Y
20 Stone Mountain Craft Works Y
21-24 The Mineral Store Y

SPECIAL ROCKFEST DISCUSSIONS:

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tellus Theater, 2 PM
Curating Your Collections!

What does it mean to be in charge of organizing, arranging, storing, and presenting your collection? Join Tellus Museum Executive Director Jose Santamaria, Emory University professor and author Tony Martin, and meteorite expert Anita Westlake to learn how they curate their collections based on what they collect.

Tony Martin at Tellus Science Museum

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tellus Theater, 3 PM
The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath our Feet

What is the best way to survive when the going gets tough? Hiding underground! From penguins to dinosaurs, trilobites, and humans, Anthony Martin reveals the subterranean secret of survival.

About the Author

Anthony J. Martin is a Professor at Emory University, a paleontologist, a geologist, and one of the world’s most accomplished ichnologists. He is the co-discoverer of the first known burrowing dinosaur, found the oldest dinosaur burrows in the geologic record, and documented the best assemblage of polar-dinosaur tracks in the Southern Hemisphere. He is the author of two textbooks on dinosaurs as well as Dinosaurs Without Bones and lives in Atlanta, GA.

RockFest is sponsored by:RockFest Sponsors at Tellus Science Museum

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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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