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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

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National Astronomy Day
Saturday, May 15, 2021
1 – 11 PM

Suitable for all ages.

Members: FREE
Non-Members: Regular Admission

Face Masks Required for this program at Tellus Science Museum

Face masks required in the Observatory and Planetarium.

Stargazing begins at 1 PM when we open the Observatory to view our closest star, the Sun. We will be looking for sunspots and prominences through our solar telescope.

During the afternoon, families can enjoy various astronomy themed activities. Outside, make your own nebula with paint and use a sun spotter to sketch the Sun. Inside, play Space Bingo, learn about star formation and gravity wells, and experiment with shadows. See demonstrations and receive giveaways from our NASA Ambassadors Chris Thompson and Nick Johnson from 1 to 4 PM. The Bentley Planetarium will have additional shows
through 8:30 PM featuring astronomy-specific shows.

When the Sun sets, we shift our focus to celestial objects in the evening sky such as Mars, the Moon, double star Gamma Leo, galaxies M81 and M82, and the Ghost of Jupiter nebula. Other special evening activities include making your own Star Wars mask and receiving a star hat to take home. There will be a special showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the Theater beginning at 5:30 PM. At 9:30 and 10 PM, Tellus Director of Education and Astronomer David Dundee will lead outdoor star walks on the Museum grounds that will feature a live tour of the night sky.

MUSEUM + STORE
10 AM – 10 PM

CAFE
10:30 AM – 9 PM

OBSERVATORY
Face masks required
1 – 11 PM
(weather permitting)

FAMILY ACTIVITIES
1 – 8 PM

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Seating is first come, first served and begins at 5 PM
5:30 – 7:30 PM

STAR WALKS
Meet outside in front circle.
9:30 + 10 PM

Boy looking through telescope in the observatory, assisted by staff at Tellus Science Museum.

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MUSEUM HOURS

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


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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