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Tellus Museum Welcomes One Millionth Visitor

The facility welcomed a third-grade class from Calhoun Elementary School as its one millionth visitor on Thursday.

Calhoun Elementary School third-grade students at Tellus Science Museum. Credit: Tellus Science Museum.
Calhoun Elementary School third-grade students at Tellus Science Museum. Credit: Tellus Science Museum.
Even though Cartersville-based Tellus Science Museum commemorated its five-year anniversary in January, the facility has another reason to celebrate another milestone.

On Thursday, March 27, Tellus welcomed its one millionth visitor, a third-grade class from Calhoun Elementary School. 

The students were greeted by a "cheering staff wielding confetti cannons, goody bags, and a giant banner announcing their good fortune," the facility said in a news release.

“We suspected the single millionth visitor might be hidden in one of our school programs," said Executive Director Jose Santamaria. "We couldn’t bear the thought of disappointing the rest of the class, so we formulated a back-up plan to let them all be the millionth visitor."

Each child received a bag of treats from the Tellus store, which also included an admissions pass to return for another visit with a parent for free.  

The students also enjoyed an ice cream party in the Carter Davis Pavilion before they got back on the road.

"The confetti was so fun," said third-grade student Gabriel Howard. "We can’t wait to come back."

The facility will formally celebrate on Saturday, April 26 with an event including food trucks inside the museum, an open bar, music games and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event goes towards the museum. 

Tickets are available to guests 21 and over for $75 for one or $125 for two.

To purchase online, visit the museum's website and click on Block Party or call Jessica Cantrell at (770) 606-5712.

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