Tyrannosaurus rex at Tellus (Photo: Jeremy Campbell, 11Alive News)
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Cartersville is home to dinosaurs, spaceships and the model-T car. They're all under one roof. Once you pass the Apatosaurus you'll find them all inside the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.
"Tellus is 120,000 square feet. We are a world class Smithsonian affiliated museum," said Joe Schumann.
It's Smithsonian quality with Georgia history down to the dinosaurs.
"The Appalachiosaurus is a really relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Appalachiosaurus looks very similar and was found on the Georgia-Alabama line," Schumann said.
There's plenty beneath the soil, too, for those with a curiosity of rocks and minerals. A larger than life periodic table puts science in Georgia terms. It's the only place aluminum is represented by a Coke can.
"It's great because the kids come in here and they're learning chemistry and you get that connection of why those elements matter," Schumann said.
Plains, trains and automobiles matter here too. The museum is a showcase room for real life vehicles mostly known only from grainy black and white film. You'll learn about the first time humans got in a car, and the first time humans stepped in a spaceship.
It's a "hands on" experience at a museum where sound waves aren't just heard, they are also seen.