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Enjoy our visit, brought the granddaughter lots of great conversation and exploring. Fun for ALL... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phyllis M
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Hidden Gem in Southeast - Needs Customer Service Improvement

We have been members for years, the quality of the exhibits is top notch. We enjoyed the Tellus... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Lori S
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Tellus is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville, just north of Atlanta. Tellus Science Museum is a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate Museum, which houses four major galleries - Weinman Mineral Gallery, Fossil Gallery, Science in...more
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100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy our visit, brought the granddaughter lots of great conversation and exploring. Fun for ALL ages.

Thank Phyllis M
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the great 5 dot review! We hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We have been members for years, the quality of the exhibits is top notch. We enjoyed the Tellus before we had kids and also now that we have a toddler. The special events are well done. However, we are regularly disappointed by unfriendly customer service...More

1  Thank Lori S
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

First, thank you for supporting the museum through your membership. Your feedback is very important to us. We have forwarded your comments to our Guest Services Management team and your concerns will be addressed. Your satisfaction is our top priority and we are disappointed to...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped while visiting Red Top, our six year old had a great time. Fossils are very cool, vehicles are great to see and learn about. Worth the visit.

Thank rustybob64
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting! Is there something we could do to improve your rating from 4 dots to 5?

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is nice but if you want to go when less people are there skip the first weekend. The first weekend is a highlight for Bank of America customer they get in free. I loved the idea but definitely made the museum more crowded. The...More

Thank Sherry S
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for visiting, Sherry S! Bank of America weekends can indeed be crowded some months, so that's a great tip. Some months are less crowded. You are welcome to call the museum ahead of time and we can give you a heads up about...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

This large museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. There is free parking and heavy machinery exhibits line the parking lot. When you pay your admission, you are offered an optional selection of a planetarium show for an extra charge. A short orientation video is offered. We...More

3  Thank John N
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful 5 dot review! We appreciate your visit and hope you'll return soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2018

The Tellus Museum is a fantastic interactive museum. You can pan for gems and dig for fossils while you learn about the gems and what fossils you would find in Georgia. Then test your brain at the Backyard. Visit with dinosaurs and see how the...More

2  Thank Donna S
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

What a great 5 dot review! Thank you so much, Donna S. We hope you'll visit with us again soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We have year passes... so much fun For everyone of all ages! Sand pit is the only disappointment! Fun events, gems menerials, cars, planes!

Thank pawleysgal89
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for the great 5 dot review, pawleysgal89! We are sad to hear that the fossil dig area did not live up to your expectations. Can you provide more detail on how we could improve your experience?

Reviewed 27 June 2018

It is relatively small but nice science museum. It has many different shows to watch as option. there is a cafe there too

Thank gsi00750
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for a great 5 dot review!

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this “gem” of a museum located in the rolling hills of North Georgia. Took a group of 35 first through sixth graders here. The facility is clean, well laid out with a friendly and helpful staff. The planetarium experience was wonderful and...More

1  Thank Beth A
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you so much for choosing Tellus Science Museum for your field trip needs! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are excited to pass along your kind words to our staff members and hope you'll return again soon.

Reviewed 31 May 2018

The Tellus has the potential to be an interesting museum visit for nearly all age groups. As it is currently, I believe it only educates the very young. The limited exhibits (transport, minerals, fossils, garden spaces, and planetarium) are visually appealing but without enough information...More

1  Thank SteveandMolly
TellusMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Tellus Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Our exhibit panels are designed to be read and comprehended by most age groups, without being too overwhelming to read. We aim to provide enough information that you learn about the exhibits and also so you could research more information...More

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Kellie S
4 July 2018|
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Response from TellusMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Kellie! We would strongly advise you to check our events calendar before visiting if you are looking to avoid a heavy visitation day. For example, we have Superhero Saturday on July 14, 2018 and the museum is expected to... More
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27 November 2017|
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Response from Anne B | Reviewed this property |
$110 for 2 adults and all children under 18. This includes 4 single use planetarium tickets. You can check out their website for more info.
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