Monday, July 21, 2008

World-Class Museum Coming to Georgia!

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Explore the Earth and search the stars when the Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum opens in Cartersville, Ga. later this year.

The 120,000 square foot museum is being constructed on the site of the former Weinman Mineral Museum and will excite visitors with amazing exhibits that will open minds and ignite a passion for science.

Tellus Features:

The Weinman Mineral Gallery - Learn how the Earth formed and see dazzling displays of minerals from all over the world, including some from the Moon and beyond.

The Fossil Gallery - Walk through time from the start of life on Earth through the age of dinosaurs. Touch a real dinosaur fossil and stand among some of the largest creatures to ever walk the land.

Science in Motion - Learn about the history of motorized transportation in this unique gallery featuring a replica Wright Brothers flyer, a 1948 Bell 47 helicopter, a jet cockpit and more.

Collins Family My Big Backyard - Just for kids! Play, experiment and learn how the world works. Discover the science behind light, sound, electricity, weather and more in this interactive, engaging gallery.

Planetarium and Observatory - Travel the universe in style in our digital planetarium, and become an amateur astronomer at our incredible observatory housed on the Tellus campus.

Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum will be a world-class museum with something for everyone.

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