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March 2, 2024: Tellus-Booth Museums in Cartersville, Georgia | Field Trip

Register for the Tellus-Booth Museums Field Trip in Cartersville, GA!

Attention PCPC Members—let’s talk Arts and Sciences! On March 2nd, we’re headed to Cartersville, just northwest of Marietta for a double-destination field trip. The Booth Western Art Museum and the Tellus Science Museum are only a 15-minute drive from each other, so we will have a fun-filled day!

The day will be split into three parts, and you can sign up for some or all of it. Prepare for 6 hours for the entire field trip, not counting travel.  Travel time is 1 hour 40 minutes each way from Peachtree Corners.

  • Tellus Museum: 10:00 am - 12:45 pm | 100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120 

  • Lunch: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm (including 15-minute travel time between museums). We will find a quick and reasonably-priced restaurant next to the Booth Museum.  

  • Booth Western Art Museum: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 501 N Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120

The Tellus, which is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a natural history and science museum comprising over 120,000 square feet. There are many parts to the museum, and with only 2-3/4 hours to tour it, it would be wise to read about all the exhibits to decide what you want to see.  One of their staff members, Megan Black, specializes in coordinating visits to both facilities on the same day.  She's helped us throughout the planning of this event and we can direct any questions to her.

The Booth is a North Georgia treasure for art lovers. The main attraction there now is an exhibit of Dorothea Lange’s photography.  Dorothea is best known for her images of Depression-era people coping with hardships.  This particular exhibit is called “Death of a Valley” about the collaborative photography essay completed by Life Magazine by Lange and Pirkle Jones in 1956. The goal of the project was to document the final year of the Berryessa Valley in Napa County California as the area was to become a lake with the construction of the Monticello Dam.  

The resulting images are historical and cultural documents as well as fantastic 20th century photographs printed in vintage silver gelatin.  

The whole museum is mind-blowing, so if you haven’t been there before, prepare to be impressed!

Field Trip Details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm, plus travel time

  • The day will be split into three parts, and you can sign up for some or all of it.

    • Tour the Tellus Science Museum 10:00 am - 12:45 pm

    • Group Lunch 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm (including 15-minute travel time between museums)

    • Tour the Booth Western Art Museum 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Duration: 6 hrs plus travel time

  • Meeting Address: Tellus Museum, 100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120

  • Cost:

    • Tellus: $19 adults/ $17 Seniors

    • Booth: $13 Adults/ $11 Seniors

  • Trip Leader: Tracey Rice

  • General questions:

Additional Information:

  • Parking is free at both museums.

  • Let us know if you wish to carpool on the registration form.

  • Tellus Museum

    • The Tellus is FREE on the first weekend of the month for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders.  You MUST have the credit or debit card and a photo ID.  Otherwise, general admission is $19 adults/ $17 Seniors.  Tickets may be purchased on arrival.

    • Still and video photography is permitted for personal and educational use only. Unless otherwise posted, photography is permitted in the exhibit galleries. Tripods are not permitted inside the museum building unless permission is granted by the museum. Exceptions may occur; please inquire at the museum’s Front Desk.

  • Booth Museum

    • General Admission for Booth is $13 Adults/ $11 Seniors.  If we have 10+ people who sign up, we get a group rate of $11 and can arrange a private tour with two weeks’ notice (which will be this Saturday, 2/17).

    • Large items, including backpacks, backpack-style child carriers, tripods, umbrellas, or any package or other item larger than 11 x 15″ are not allowed in the galleries. Self-service lockers are located on the main floor lobby and provided for your valuables at no charge.

Check out pictures of the Museums and Exhibits!


We are meeting at Tellus Museum, 100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120.

The location is 1 hour 40 minutes from Peachtree Corners.

Google Maps Driving Directions:

For registration, log in to the Member Portal on the "Field Trip Registration" page. Please indicate if you would like to carpool.

We look forward to you joining this exciting field trip on March 2nd. Sign up today!



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