The hidden gem of Metro Atlanta! I had heard great things about the Tellus museum from friends that had gone. When I was invited to come hear astronaut Stephanie Wilson, which was an amazing lecture, I got to see first hand just how amazing it truly is.
Just a short drive up 75 it is right off the interstate for easy access. Pulling in you can see the push lawn and the gorgeous landscaping stretching across the campus.
The dome on the main building is a planetarium. There is also an observatory! The building itself you can see it beautifully designed. After we parked near the BIG earth mover we headed inside. It was like taking a stroll through a park. There is a wonder pavilion for all the field trip kids to set together or enjoy an outside class. There is a Solar house on the grounds also. Very Green, I’ll have to go back and check that out.
When we made it inside I was greeted by the amazing pendulum. The staff is a delight. Tellus offers a great Buyer Forgiveness program that allows you to put the purchase of your tickets towards a membership if you decide at the end of your trip you’d like to get one.
These are some of the things you will see in this amazing museum.
- The Weinman Mineral Gallery
- Fossil Gallery
- Science in Motion
- Collins Family My Big Backyard
- Solar House
- Fossil Dig and Gem Panning
The dinosaurs had my daughter in complete aw. They are her favorite. Of course the big back yard is is huge hit as well because it is designed just for kids and very hands on. There are also monthly events for the kids. Family science night was a huge hit. We took in a planetarium show, hung out with Oscar the Grouch, made hover crafts and molecule bracelets. It was a blast. Unfortunately it rained the night we went so we weren’t able to see the rest of the grounds like the observatory, fossil dig and the solar house but rest assure we will be back.
But don’t just take my word for it. Go check out the Tellus Science Museum for your self with your family. We just bought our family membership!