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(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


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


100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA
General Field Trip Info at Tellus Science Museum

Current reservation dates are only valid for 2019 - 2020 school year.

I-75 Exit 293 at Hwy 411, 45 miles north of Atlanta
Physical Address: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA  30120
Mailing Address: PO Box 3663, Cartersville, GA  30120
Central Scheduling: (770) 606-5699

The following info and prices are for our “Structured, Instructor-Led” programs only!

Cancellation Policy

    • A date on the calendar has been reserved for your students committing staff and resources to assure an exceptional educational experience.
    • Cancel with a notice of 40 days or more: no penalty.
    • Cancel with a notice less than 40 days: Tellus reserves the right to bill your school $100.00 or 25% of student program fee, whichever is greater.
    • Schools with an unpaid balance or cancellation fee will not be able to schedule another program until the balance is paid.

Program Prices

    • Student – $10.00 (15 student minimum).Adults and siblings do not count toward this 15 student minimum.
    • Museum memberships do not cover program cost for students.
    • Educators & bus drivers – Free (must wear school identification with scheduled programs).
    • Parents & chaperones – One free with every 10 students.
    • Additional parents & chaperones – $15.95.
    • Add-on Planetarium Show – $2.00 per person. The Planetarium has 120 seats. Students have first priority for seating, then educators, then chaperones, then parents.
    • Everyone pays $2, including teachers & chaperones.
    • Science in Motion programs include the planetarium.

Check In

    • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your program’s scheduled start time to check in and to afford your students a restroom break.
    • The front desk will need:
      1. Number of students.
      2. Number of teachers.
      3. Number of parents you are covering in your school payment.
    • Your program manager will make contact approximately one week prior to your visit to advise you on how to split your group into subgroups and to give you other details for your check-in.
    • Every individual (student, parent, educator) needs a program sticker before leaving the lobby.
    • Bus drivers must stay on campus and be able to be reached in case of an emergency.  


    • Leave lunches on the bus.
    • Outdoor picnic pavilion is located at bus parking.
    • Box lunches are available for purchase from our café to eat in our pavilion. Contact the cafe at least one week in advance, 770-606-5700, ext. 418.
    • An unfurnished room is available for indoor lunches for a $250.00 non-refundable fee.


    • Payment is due upon arrival; we accept check, cash, or credit card.
    • One person must check in and pay for the entire group and use one form of payment.
    • You may pay for extra parents and chaperones or they may pay individually.


    • Each program has four rotations: Please see Program Descriptions on our website for more details.
      1. Lab
      2. Activity
      3. Museum Store.
      4. Explore One Gallery
    • Program length is 2 hours; 30-minutes per rotation.
    • Minimum of 15 students.
    • Maximum of 90 students for all Kindergarten programs.
    • Maximum of 108 students for the “Heat” program.
    • Maximum of 120 students for all other programs.
    • Due to space limitations parents may be asked to self-tour the museum during portions of the program rotations.
    • Programs are based on Georgia Standards of Excellence that augment your classroom instruction. It is not a tour of the entire museum.
    • After the program, if you have time, you are welcome to visit other areas of the museum that you did not see during your program.


    • 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.


    • Free parking.


    • Self-Touring, without a guide and without booking a program, is available for groups however the preceding rates and information will not apply to those groups.
    • For Self-Touring rates and information please visit PLAN YOUR VISIT/GROUP VISIT on our website.


Call (770) 606-5699 to schedule!

We can’t wait to share the exciting world of Tellus
with you and your students!

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Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.


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


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


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