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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

MarsFest at Tellus Science Museum

MARSFEST

Saturday, July 28, 2018
11 AM – 4 PM

Members: FREE
Non-members: Regular Admission

On Saturday, July 28, Mars will be at opposition, meaning the red planet and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of the Earth. This will be just a few days before Mars is closest to Earth in its orbit at a distance of only 35.9 million miles. With this close approach and opposition occurring within a few days of each other, Mars will appear brighter than Jupiter and almost as bright as Venus!

To celebrate this celestial event, we are planning a day full of solar system fun! In the Great Hall, we will be building human solar system models to learn about orbits and exoplanets. Pick up an exoplanet star chart, decorate a special viewer, and see if you can spot the stars that have exoplanets. Join in a game of Stellar Bingo for a chance to win a prize!

The Bentley Planetarium will have a special lineup of shows all relating to planets and solar systems. In the Theater, catch a showing of the classic Disneyland episode “Mars and Beyond”. At 2 PM, join Tellus Astronomer David Dundee as he discusses what we know about Mars, the possibility of life there, and what the future may hold for human travel to the red planet.

MUSEUM + STORE
10 AM – 5 PM

CAFE + PLANETARIUM
10 AM – 4 PM

THEATER
11 AM, 12 PM, & 3:30 PM – Watch a movie: Mars and Beyond

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
11 AM – 4 PM

SPECIAL MARS LECTURE
2 PM – Tellus Astronomer David Dundee

This product is based upon work supported by NASA under award numbers NNX16AC65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and don not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Jul

Lunch + Learn: Mars Approaches

Wednesday, 12:15 PM
07/25/2018

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27
Jul

Mars Observatory Open House

Friday 10 PM - Midnight
07/27/2018

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28
Jul

MarsFest

Saturday, 11 AM - 4 PM
07/28/2018

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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

LOCATION

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

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