The Tellus Science Museum will surprise
you. I don't care who you are, you will be impressed. You will rarely find a nicer facility with such quality exhibits and activities
anywhere. Located on Interstate 75 near Cartersville, Georgia, it's
convenient to Atlanta, and less than an hour from Chattanooga. Set aside
a few hours, and maybe a second day.
There are events happening here on a
regular basis. There are
astronomy related events tied to the observatory and planetarium, a
Rock Fest that has been happening at this site for almost two
decades, and much
We have been to the museum many times, but I have rarely
documented it in text. I'll have to correct that error. In
the meantime, the pictures tell the story pretty well.
A rainy Saturday with a bunch of bored
kids. Solution? Tellus Science Museum! It's inside, and
there are many many things to see and do. The Tribe
purchased a Family membership on a previous visit, so
deciding whether to go is a no-brainer. We were joined by
some friends that had not yet been. If your family has not
been, PLEASE take them. This museum is something that we in
North Georgia should be proud of.
The Richardson Tribe
While in the area, visit
Red Top Mountain State Park
Etowah Indian Mounds
New Echota (Cherokee Capitol)
Photos courtesy of Georgia Department of
Amicalola Falls State Park
Beaches of South Walton.
Cataloochee Ski Area
Cedar Creek Park
Charlestown State Park
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Cherry Hill Park
Chester Frost Park
Choccolocco Mountain Off Road Park
Cloudmont Ski and Golf
Consolidated Gold Mine
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
Desoto State Park
Doll Mountain Campground
Enota Mountain Retreat
Etowah Indian Mounds
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Florala State Park
Franklin D Roosevelt State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
Georgia Mountain Fairground
Georgia Veterans State Park
Gold n Gem Grubbin'
James H Floyd State park
James Island Park
Jellystone Park- Cave City, KY
John Tanner Park
Lake Sidney Lanier
Little River Canyon Center
Live Oak Landing
Lula Lake Land Trust
Mammoth Cave National Park
Moto Mountain Powersports
New Echota - Cherokee Capitol
Noccalula Falls Park details and pictures
Old Stone Fort Archaeology State Park
Pine Moutain RV
Red Top Mountain State Park
Ridge Ferry Park
Rocky Mountain Recreation Area
Rock Town - Pigeon Mountain
Salt Springs Recreation Area
Stone Mountain Park
Tannehill State Park
Tellus Science Museum
The Southern Museum
Topsail Hill Preserve
Up The Creek RV Camp - Park Details - Pictures
US Space and Rocket Center - Details and Pictures
Vogel State Park
Wild Animal Safari
World of Coke
Zoo Atlanta - Details and Pictures
Watch For Events:
The Tellus website is very
thorough with a good presentation. But, as is so often the
case, there are not enough pictures on the gallery pages.
is beautifully landscaped. The 120,000 square foot
building's interior is incredibly tasteful with high
ceilings and luxurious tile floors. There is a cafe that
serves cold and hot sandwiches, and a gift shop that will
knock your socks off.
Mineral Gallery is one of the finest collections of
specimens South of the Smithsonian (with which it is
prehistoric skeletons are on display here. It's really
interesting how they have identified the creatures that
inhabited the Southeastern US.
in Motion (Transportation) gallery is great. It has a
replica of the Wright Flyer, antique cars and motorcycles,
space ships, a jet cockpit, and much more.
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kids' favorite part of the museum, and it is wonderful. The
score result of a couple pieces of demonstration equipment
that haven't worked for a very long time.
always enjoy the dig. They get to search for real fossils in
a controlled environment. They get to keep one fossil
(sharks tooth, crinoid stem, etc.)
to do this in other places, here it's included. Sure the
gems are small, but the fun is big. Kids and adults alike
enjoy grubbing for gemstones in sand.
The Solar Decathlon House is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM.
The Solar Decathlon House was designed and built by
engineering and architectural faculty and students at
Georgia Tech for an international competition. It's awesome!
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great feature, especially when interfaced to the
observatory. Movies shown in the dome seem to be grainy.
Don't know if it's the video or projector.
It seems like they are always
doing something at the Tellus. they have Field Trip programs
(for home school too), They have had "Night at the Museum",
lectures, movies, astronomy nights, mineral events, and
Local Attractions-Things to do near Cartersville, GA.
Western Art Museum,
Etowah Indian Mounds,
Mckinney Campground, Lake Allatoona,
Red Top Mountain State Park, You could spend a week or more in the
area, and never get bored.
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