Friday, June 19, 2009

Tellus Museum

Yesterday my grandmother, sister, brother, mom, and I went to the Tellus Museum in Cartersville. I had already been there for a field trip in middle school. Tellus is a huge science museum, and it has many interesting things. In the main lobby there was this huge ball hanging from the ceiling. Below that there were dominoes. The ball moved back and forth. The dominoes moved with the Earth's rotation. So every ten minutes the ball would knock a domino down. The sign you could read said it took twenty three hours to knock down all of them but I'm not sure how many there were. One thing we did is the Planetarium. There is a large room with seats that lean up towards the ceiling. When we looked up there was a huge dome over our heads. They shine lights to the dome to look like stars and planets. It looked real like you were outside at night.
We also saw all different kinds of rocks and minerals. One of my favorite things we did in the museum is gem mining. We got to mine for rocks in sand. After we were done we got to keep them. After that we went to the fossils. There were all different types of dinosaurs. Another really fun thing we got to do was dig for fossils. When you found one you liked you could keep it. There were shark teeth, rocks with different animal prints in them, and so many more. I found a shark tooth that ended up being the one I kept. After we were all tired and saw everything in the museum, we headed home. We all had so much fun and would love to go again!

1 comment:

  1. I did not know there was a museum like that in Cartersville. That sounds like a LOT of fun!