Smithsonian in Cartersville
Cartersville, Georgia is the home of the Tellus Science Museum. This often overlooked building sits on a sprawling campus just a little ways off of Interstate 75, down an unsuspecting road. Nevertheless, being a Smithsonian-funded museum, there is nothing skimped on the quality of exhibits and fun to be had. The Tellus Science Museum is a must-do for science enthusiasts. Tickets for entry cost $15.95 per adult, and $11.95 per child ages 3-17. A gift store is available at the entry/exit for souvenirs.
See Beyond Our Earth
The Commander Robert E. Bentley planetarium is a staple at the museum. Participants recline in plushy chairs, and observe a delightful presentation on outer space. Viewers experience images of constellations, and learn about the world beyond us. Ticket prices for the planetarium are extra, but a modest $3.50 per entry.
There are a variety of permanent exhibits that patrons can enjoy at Tellus. These exhibits are; a mineral gallery, fossil gallery, solar house, automotive/aerospace gallery, children’s interactive exhibit called “My Big Back Yard”, and a hands-on fossil/gem panning room. There are non-permanent exhibits that also are on display, depending on the date. Some examples of the themes for the non-permanent displays are cycles of the moon, and measurements.
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