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The Tellus Science Museum is in Cartersville, GA, which is only an hour north of Atlanta, making it a great excursion for a day trip. The museum has a variety of exhibits, including a mineral gallery, a planetarium, transportation exhibit, fossil gallery, an exhibition on solar energy, and interactive exhibits for children including a gem and fossil panning exhibit and an outdoor learning area. The varying exhibits in the Tellus provide visitors with different interests various options. Overall, the museum seemed to be slightly more geared to children, but we still enjoyed ourselves looking at the exhibits. The museum is not overly large, making it ideal for a short day trip. Often museums are so exceedingly large you can’t possibly see the entire museum in a day, or you are exhausted by the end of your visit; however, the the Tellus Science Museum only requires a couple hours, which we found to be a perfect amount of time. The Tellus is also a part of the Bank of America program that offers free entrance on the first full weekend of each month to all Bank of America cardholders. Each state has several museums that are a part of this program, and the High Museum of Art is another museum in Atlanta that offers this free entrance. We both enjoyed our time at the Tellus Science Museum, and it makes an ideal day trip on the weekend for those in both North Georgia or the Atlanta area.

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