Brontosaurus skeleton in the main lobby
|Former name||Weinman Mineral Museum|
|Established||1 April 1984|
|Location||100 Tellus Drive|
|Collections||Mineral and Fossils|
|Collection size||120,000 sq ft|
|Nearest parking||Large lots on site|
|Website||Tellus Science Museum|
Tellus Science Museum is a Smithsonian Institution-affiliate natural history and science museum near Cartersville, Georgia with a facility of over 120,000 square feet. The museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5 PM closing only on major holidays, and entrance fees vary. The museum also has multiple special events scheduled throughout the year, many revolving around the Bentley Planetarium and observatory facility. The largest displays consist of a very large fossil exhibit and mineral gallery.
Tellus was founded as the Weinman Mineral Museum in 1983, which closed in 2007 and reopened as Tellus Science Museum in 2009. The museum retains the original mineral displays in the Weinman Mineral Gallery.
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