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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

MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY

Second Saturday in February
9:30 AM – 4 PM
(museum open until 5 PM)

This annual event is a day dedicated to our wonderful Tellus Science Museum members! There are special members-only perks throughout the Museum, including themed hands-on activities, free shows in the Bentley Planetarium, a movie in the Theater, and complimentary treats in the Banquet Rooms. On top of all these fun activities, there are hourly door prizes and a special additional 10% discount in the Museum Store on top of the regular member discount. Plus, all memberships purchased or renewed on this day get an extra month of FREE!

Member Appreciation Day is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and includes all the activities. The Museum remains open to the general public, but all the activities are exclusive to members.

TELLUS MINERAL SYMPOSIUM

Third Saturday in March
9 AM – 5 PM

Join experts in the field of mineralogy and geology to learn about specific minerals, their localities, and geology. Every year has a different theme. Registration includes a breakfast social, 5-6 lectures, lunch, and museum admission.

The Mineral Symposium is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required. Tellus members get priority registration before tickets become available to the public.

SPRING BREAK SCIENCE ESCAPE

Schedule coincides with metro Atlanta public school Spring Break dates
Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
(museum remains open until 5 PM)

What do you want to be when you grow up? Join us during Spring Break week to explore different science careers and meet real doctors, geologists, paleontologists, engineers, aviators, and more! Every day has a different career focus and includes  hands-on science activities and science videos.

Spring Break Science Escape is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and included with regular admission to non-members.

NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

Observatory at Tellus Science MuseumOccurs on the Saturday closest to the first quarter Moon in late April through mid-May
Saturday, 1 – 11 PM
(museum open 10 AM – 10 PM)

Celebrate the joy of astronomy with NASA-sponsored hands-on activities, then head to the Observatory for daytime solar viewing through our solar telescope. After sunset, look through our 20-inch PlaneWave reflector telescope to see the Moon, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects. At 9 and 9:30 PM, join our astronomer for special star walks on the museum grounds that will feature live tours of the night sky!

National Astronomy Day is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and included with regular admission to non-members.

Future National Astronomy dates are May 15, 2021, May 17, 2022; April 29, 2023; May 18, 2024; and May 3, 2025.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is cancelled for 2020.

ROCKFEST

Crack a Geode at Tellus Science MuseumSecond full weekend in June
10 AM – 5 PM

RockFest is one of the Southeast’s favorite indoor/outdoor mineral shows! Gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry dealers from across the country will showcase exotic jewelry, rare fossils, and minerals from all over the world. Typical activities include free mineral identification, a mineral, fossil, and book auction, fun educational children’s activities, lectures, geode cracking, door prizes, a sale in the Museum Store, a cookout-style outdoor menu and a fabulous amethyst geode given away as a grand prize at the end of the show.

RockFest is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and included with regular admission to non-members.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is cancelled for 2020.

SUPERHERO SATURDAY

Second Saturday in July
10 AM – 4 PM
(museum remains open until 5 PM)

Wham! Bam! Pow! Put on your superhero capes and masks and take your picture with some of your favorite superheroes. Then meet some real-life superheroes like firefighters, EMTs, and police officers as they show off their tools of the trade.

Superhero Saturday is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and included with regular admission to non-members.

FOSSILMANIA

Second Saturday in August
9:30 AM – 4 PM
(museum remains open until 5 PM)

Things get prehistoric at Tellus Science Museum as we team up with the Paleontology Association of Georgia (PAG) to bring you a fossil-filled day of fun! Touch real fossils, make your own, and take home actual fossils to add to your collection. The day includes children’s activities, a Fossil Symposium, looping paleontology videos, and your opportunity to meet fossil experts from Tellus and PAG.

FossilMania is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and included with regular admission to non-members.

DINOS + DIAMONDS FUNDRAISING GALA

Third Saturday Night in August
An evening event

A glamorous night of fun and fundraising includes cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, live music, and dancing. The funds raised help Tellus Science Museum bring the best in science education to the region through great special exhibits, award-winning educational programs, and unique special events held throughout the year.

Dinos + Diamonds is a 21-and-over ticketed event and pre-registration is required. A limited amount of tables and individual tickets are available for purchase.

HEAVY METAL IN MOTION

Second Saturday in October
10 AM – 4 PM
(museum remains open until 5 PM)

Things get loud on the Museum grounds as big machines come to Tellus Science Museum for one of our favorite fall events. Watch helicopters land, hear the roar of engines and the sirens of fire trucks, and see vintage cars, heavy machinery, and more. There’s something for the whole family—big engines, bounce houses, children’s activities, a sale in the Museum Store, and a cookout-style outdoor menu. And best of all, you can climb into just about every vehicle there for a photo-op!

Heavy Metal in Motion is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and included with regular admission to non-members.

SCIENCE SPOOKY NIGHT

Usually the Saturday before Halloween

Put on your Halloween costume and explore Tellus Science Museum at its creepiest! Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the spookily decorated galleries, free shows in the Bentley Planetarium, and milk and cookies in the Banquet Rooms.

Science Spooky Night is a ticketed event. Advance ticket purchase available. Tellus members get priority registration before ticket sales open to the public. Event may sell out. Costumes encouraged, but not required.

HOLIDAY PJ PARTY

Holiday PJ Party at Tellus Science MuseumSecond Saturday in December
10 AM – 4 PM
(museum remains open until 5 PM)

Wear your favorite PJs and enjoy a day of family holiday fun! The event includes hands-on activities, hourly door prizes, science demos with the Tellus Elves, milk and cookies, and you get to meet the Grinch, Cindy Lou, and even Santa! Plus, there’s a members-only holiday shopping bonus – members get an additional 10% off at the Store on top of the regular 10% member discount.

Holiday PJ Party is FREE to Tellus Science Museum members and included with regular admission to non-members.

SIPS + SCIENCE

21-and-Over Evenings Held Twice a Year
7 – 11 PM

These adults-only evenings feature themed hands-on science activities and a kid-free museum experience, perfect for a night out with your friends or a special someone! Light hors d’oeuvres are included with event admission, and beer, wine, and a signature drink are available for purchase.

Sips and Science is a ticketed event. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tickets are limited and the event may sell out.

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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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