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Tellus Museum

FAQ's

Here are our most frequently asked questions. If you need more information, please feel free to call us at (770) 606-5700.

The museum is open seven days a week, Monday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM.  Closed New Years day, July 4, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Admission (Includes Fossil Dig & Gem Panning)
Members: FREE
Adults: $17
Children (3 – 17): $13
Student with ID: $13
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $15

Planetarium
$3.75 + tax (Must be included with paid admission)
$2.25 + tax second planetarium show for an individual during one visit
Members – $2.25 + tax planetarium show (free museum admission)
Innovation Society Members – no charge

Group Rate
For information on group visits, please click here.

Heading North: I-75 to exit 293. At the end of the ramp, turn left. Less than a half a mile on the left will be a Holiday Inn. Turn between the Holiday Inn and the Citgo onto Tellus Drive. Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot.

Heading South: I-75 to exit 293. At the end of the ramp, turn right. Less than a half a mile on the left will be a Holiday Inn. Turn between the Holiday Inn and the Citgo onto Tellus Drive. Tellus Drive terminates in the museum parking lot.

GPS doesn’t recognize 100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA?  Try putting in Mineral Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA.

There is no cost to park at the museum.

Membership has fantastic benefits like free museum admission, discount on ticketed events, early registration for workshops and ticketed events, discounts in the Store and Café, and so much MORE!

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No.  The ASTC Passport Program excludes museums within a 90 mile radius.

Find out today’s shows and show times here!

The program provides free admission the first full weekend of the month to Bank of America and Meryll Lynch cardholders under the following guidelines:

  • Free admission only to cardholders with credit or debit card, and photo ID
  • One free admission per credit or debit card
  • Photo ID is required with the card
  • Spouses, children, and guests are not eligible without their own credit or debit card, and photo ID
  • Admission is non-transferable and for the cardholder only
  • Expired cards and bank statements not accepted

Yes, Tellus has over 22 standards based science programs. Find out more here.

Tellus is 120,000 sq. ft.

Tellus is the expansion of the Weinman. Tellus continues the Weinman’s tradition of educating and inspiring visitors. The Weinman Mineral Museum lives on as the Weinman Mineral Gallery, one of four galleries at Tellus.

Yes, wheelchairs are available and complimentary.  They are on a first come, first serve basis.

No food or drink is allowed in the museum.  Guests are invited to eat in the Cafe. An outside pavilion is available for picnics.

January 12, 2009.

The Roman Goddess of Earth, also known as Terra.

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