"We're just so excited," said Charles Pomeroy. "I saw it from the outside and knew it was going to be a great place. You don't see a display like this outside of a major city like New York."
Tellus has been busy in 2010 with several big events scheduled for the year. Earlier this month, more than 3,000 people attended Rockfest, one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the southeast
"It means a lot that in just 18 months Tellus has had 300,000 visitors walk through our doors," said Tellus Executive Director Jose Santamaria. "We're seeing a lot of repeat visitors because people are realizing we have so much to see and do here at Tellus."
With 300,000 visitors already notched, the museum is poised to have a banner second year with events like Night at the Museum 2010, new planetarium shows, and new exhibits.
"We're definitely on a roll, but none of this would be possible without the support of the community," Santamaria said. "Tellus has a bright future and we're looking forward to sharing more amazing things with the public in the coming months.
Tellus is a 120,000-square foot-museum featuring four galleries: Weinman Mineral Gallery; Fossil Gallery; Science in Motion, Collins Family Big Backyard, as well as a digital planetarium.
For more information about Tellus Science Museum call 770-606-5700 or visit www.tellusmuseum.org or www.facebook.com/tellusmuseum.