The museum is open seven days a week, Monday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM.
Please call 770-606-5700 for more information.

Directions are listed below.

Note:
 Some GPS and online map systems have Tellus located on Mineral Museum Drive. The road is now named Tellus Drive.

Admission (Includes Fossil Dig & Gem Panning)

Members – Free
Adults – $14
Children (3 – 17) – $10
Student with ID – $10
Active Military with ID – Free
Seniors (65+) – $12

Planetarium
Must include paid admission to museum

$3.50 – Must include paid admission, free member admission, or complimentary admission pass
$2 – second planetarium show for an individual during one visit
Basic Members – $2 planetarium show (free museum admission)
Leadership Members – no charge

All prices subject to change

Group Rates
Group Rates are available with advanced notice.
Solar House
Tellus offers tours of the Solar House every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Photography
Still and video photography is permitted for personal and educational use only. Unless otherwise posted, photography is permitted in the exhibit galleries. Tripods are not permitted inside the museum building unless permission is granted by the museum. Exceptions may occur; please inquire at the museum’s Front Desk.

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in the museum and on the museum grounds. Tellus is a tobacco free campus.

Pets
Pets (except service animals) are not permitted in the museum.

Strollers
Strollers are permitted in the museum. Stroller parking is available in certain areas.

Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are available on a first come first serve basis.

Tips on Visiting
No outside food (snacks, bag lunches) or drink is allowed in the museum. The museum has a café where items may be purchased and consumed. A picnic pavilion is available for Tellus guests.
Please consider leaving large items such as backpacks at home, in bus, or in your car. Lockers are available to check smaller items.

Payment Options
Tellus accepts cash, checks (valid ID required) and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).

Directions

Google Map of Tellus

FROM ATLANTA
Take I-75 North to exit 293
Turn left at the bottom of the exit
Travel less than a half a mile to the traffic light
Turn left onto Tellus Drive (beside Holiday Inn)
Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot

FROM CHATTANOOGA
Take I-75 South to exit 293
Turn right at the bottom of the exit
Immediately merge over to the left turn lane at the traffic light
Turn left onto Tellus Drive (beside Holiday Inn)
Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot

FROM ROME
Take US 411 to Cartersville
Take the Carterville/Atlanta exit (when US 411 merges with US 41)
Drive 3.5 miles
Take the Hwy 411/Atlanta/I-75 exit
At the end of the ramp, turn left
Stay on this road for approximately 4 miles.  (Highway 411 North / North Tennessee Street)
Turn right just before the Holiday Inn at the traffic light onto Tellus Drive
Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot

FROM POLK, PAULDING, HARALSON & CARROLL COUNTIES
Take either Hwy 278 to Hwy 113, or Hwy 61, toward Cartersville
Both will become Main St. west of Cartersville
Stay on Main St. and go to I-75
Take I-75 North to exit 293
Turn left at the bottom of the exit
Travel less than a half a mile to the traffic light
Turn left onto Tellus Drive (beside Holiday Inn)
Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot

To avoid traveling on I-75:
On Main Street take a left onto Tennessee Street.  Follow Tennessee Street north for about 5.5 miles.  Turn right just before the Holiday Inn at the traffic light onto Tellus Drive
Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot.

FROM CHEROKEE COUNTY OR HIGHWAY 20
Travel Highway 20 West to I-75
Take I-75 North to exit 293
Turn left at the bottom of the exit
Travel less than a half a mile to the traffic light
Turn left onto Tellus Drive (beside Holiday Inn)
Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot

FROM HIGHWAY 41/MARIETTA AREA
Go north, past Allatoona Lake and past Cartersville city limits.
Take the Hwy 411 North exit just past the hospital.
At the bottom of the ramp take a left.
Immediately merge to the right (Highway 411 North / North Tennessee Street)
Turn right just before the Holiday Inn at the traffic light onto Tellus Drive
Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot.
Tellus on Google Maps

Note:
 Some GPS and online map systems have Tellus located on Mineral Museum Drive. The road is now named Tellus Drive.

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