Tellus Science Museum has over 17,000 objects, including minerals, rocks, fossils, flight and space materials, books, and periodicals. These help the museum meet its mission of educating and inspiring visitors through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences. The collections continue to expand through purchases, field collecting, and most importantly, through generous donations.
ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS
The Permanent Collection
The permanent collection contains those objects deemed of high aesthetic, historic, or scientific value. These form the core of our collections and are used to develop exhibits in the museum and for research.
The Study Collection
The study collection is a hands-on collection used to expand knowledge about minerals, rocks, and fossils, especially of Georgia and the southeastern United States.
The Frank Mayo Library contains books and other resources on items housed in the museum’s collections as well as more general information on science and technology. The information here enhances our knowledge about other items in the collections.
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ACCESSING THE COLLECTIONS
The collections are available to researchers for study. Please contact us for further information on getting permission to access the collections.
If you have a mineral you would like identified, please send us a clear photograph. We’ll check it out and let you know if you need to bring it by for further testing.
DONATING TO THE COLLECTION
The museum continually seeks to improve or upgrade its collections and exhibits.