It’s been a busy year for the Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville. It opened in January, announced its Smithsonian Affiliate status in September and has already surpassed expectations for first-year attendance.
Museum officials said this week they expect the 120,000-square foot museum to hit the 200,000-visitor mark for the year — 50,000 more than expected. Just this week, a 7 year-old visiting with his family became the 100,000 visitor to the 120-seat planetarium inside the museum.
I’ve written before about the museum before, but never given the planetarium the attention it deserves: it offers four different shows throughout the day, with topics ranging from space travel, to the sun, to an animated children’s show, to “Mystery of the Christmas Star,” a show that will run through the holidays. New shows debut every few months.
Now that holiday breaks have started for most of metro Atlanta, this might be a good activity to add to the entire family’s list.
Have you visited? What did you think? Will you go back?
Want to go? Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. $8-$12, free for members and active military. 100 Tellus Dr., Cartersville. 770-606-5700, www.tellusmuseum.org.
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