Last updated: 3/25/2009
Cartersville, Georgia
Street Address
100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3663
Cartersville, GA 30120
phone: 770-606-5700
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
Admission (Includes Fossil Dig & Gem Panning)
Members - Free
Adults - $12
Children (3 - 17) - $8
Student with ID - $8
Active Military with ID - Free
Seniors (65+) - $10
Adam Wade, Development
phone: 770-606-5713
Jacque Hollis, Event Scheduling
phone: 770-606-5715
Joe Schulman, Marketing
phone: 770-606-5732
Shelly Redd, Membership
phone: 770-606-5716
Darlene Gunn, Scheduling
phone: 770-606-5699

Tellus features four incredible galleries: the Weinman Mineral Gallery; Fossil Gallery; Science in Motion, a walk through the development of motorized transportation; and Collins Family My Big Backyard, a hands-on activity area for kids. Tellus also includes gem panning and fossil dig areas and a digital planetarium.


The Weinman Mineral Museum was a fantastic museum serving more than 30 counties during its nearly 25 years in operation. The newly expanded museum, now 120,000 square feet, reopened in 2009 as Tellus. In the first two months of operation more than 30,000 people visited Tellus.

Artifact Collections

The Museum houses approximately 5,000 objects including rocks,minerals,gems,fossils,and historical mining equipment and related photographs.

Research Collections

The Museum's education collection consists of rocks, minerals, and fossils used for research and hands-on educational purposes, as well as, a small topical library.

Educational Programs

We produce a quarterly magazine for our members and we have an e-newsletter sent out monthly. Visit our web site at to subscribe to the newsletter.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


We produce a quarterly magazine for our members and we have an e-newsletter sent out monthly. Visit our web site at to subscribe to the newsletter.


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