To "open minds and ignite a passion for science" is exactly what the Tellus Science Museum does! And it's only a short 40-minute ride from Atlanta.
Sister museum to the previously mentioned Booth Western Art Museum, Tellus is also home to 120,000 square feet of display space and it's literally only minutes from the Booth in Cartersville, Georgia.
|Mineral Spheres from Tellus Science Museum|
Within that enormous amount of space is a lot to see and do, including four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery (with an impressive collection of mineral spheres!), The Fossil Gallery (with tons of dinosaurs I've never seen or heard of), Science in Motion (which totally speaks to my love of flying and love of space), and The Collins Family My Big Backyard (an oasis for kids!).
There's also a 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope. But, where Dorothy Boyd said, "You had me at 'Hello' to Jerry McGuire, the Godzilla-size Komatsu truck had me at first sight. It's wheels are way taller than I am...and I'm not a slight man.
Well, enjoy the above pre-sized Facebook Cover Photo of some of Tellus's mineral spheres, then head over to the wanderlust ATLANTA Facebook Page for more!