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RockFest at Tellus
Whether you are a mineral enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to spend time with family and friends, RockFest is a wonderful way to spend the day and learn about our earth and its wonderful treasures.
The day will also be full of giveaways. One lucky guest will win a grand prize, a beautiful 12" splash copper specimen from Michigan! Be sure to head to the indoor dealer area to see the copper and register to win this treasure.
The first 200 visitors on each day will receive a free mineral or fossil specimen for their own collection. Door prizes (donated by RockFest dealers) will be given away every hour.
During this event, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers from around the Southeast United States will display and sell their rare and beautiful samples of geology from our state and all around the world. Dealers will be set up outdoors and inside in the banquet rooms.
Everyone is invited to bring their own geologic finds to be
identified by experts at the Mineral and Fossil ID Tent. Yes,
this is your chance to see if that "big ugly rock" is really a
meteorite or iron ore or do you have pyrite or is that really gold? Participate in the many activities - including Rock Bingo.
The Café will have a food station outside where you can get a hot dog or a BBQ sandwich and a cold drink. The Store will have a sale on minerals and fossils. And members, don't forget to stop by the Member Hospitality station for a special treat!
For a rockin' good time, come to the 22nd-annual RockFest at Tellus!
More About Tellus Science Museum
Billed as northwest Georgia's premiere science museum when it opened in January 2009, Tellus Science Museum has four galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, which houses a vast collection of gems and minerals; the Fossil Gallery, which includes a Tyrannosaurus rex, a 9-foot-wide jaw of a Megaladon and southeastern dinosaurs; Science in Motion, which takes visitors through 100 years of transportation technology with vintage vehicles and replicas of the Apollo I capsule and Sputnik and the Mercury capsule; and the Collins Family My Big Backyard, which offers children an interactive learning experience with light, magnets, electricity, weather and more.
Tellus also houses a planetarium with shows running every 45 minutes from 10am to 4pm. Planetarium tickets are $3 with general admission entry and $2 per additional show.
Children can take home their finds from the Fossil Dig and Gem Panning area. Both free with the cost of general admission, The Vulcan Materials Company Gem Panning area features a working water wheel. In the Fossil Dig, children uncover sharks teeth, snail shells and other fossils from faux sand.
Designed and built for an international competition by Georgia Tech students, Tellus' solar house is open Thursday through Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. With 39 solar panels, an insulated polyurethane base and a water capture and reclamation system, the solar house was designed to show how solar energy can make homes more self-sufficient.
The museum plays host to special events, such as Rockfest, Night at the Museum and Metal in Motion and a lecture series which brings fresh speakers each month.
Tellus Cafe offers meals, snacks and drinks from 10am to 4pm. No outside food or drink is allowed in the museum.
Also serving as an event venue, Tellus offers adult, group, school and scout programs.