Tellus Science Museum to host activities for partial solar eclipse


CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Get ready for a day that won’t leave you in the dark! Join Tellus Science Museum on Monday, April 8, to witness the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2024.

The Tellus Observatory will be open 12:30 – 4:30 PM (weather permitting) for guests to view the eclipse with our solar telescope. There will be 84% coverage of the Sun at Tellus. The museum will also have live views of totality from other locations across the country via NASA’s stream in the Theater.

In addition to solar viewing, there will also be hands-on activities including making a solar bead bracelet and eclipse chalk art. Plus, enjoy giveaways of solar viewing glasses and Mini Moon Pies. Giveaways are free for museum guests and are one per guest, while supplies last.

“This is the last solar eclipse that we will see in Georgia with this much coverage until 2045, so make sure you take the chance to view it,” said Tellus Astronomy Program Manager, Karisa Zdanky. “While we won’t reach the same level of darkness as areas in the path of totality, this is still an impressive astronomical event to witness.”

The partial eclipse begins at 1:45 pm, will reach maximum at 3:04 pm, and will end at 4:21 pm.

Tellus Science Museum is a program of Georgia Museums, Inc., which includes Booth Western Art Museum, Savoy Automobile Museum, and Bartow History Museum. Tellus, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville, just north of Atlanta. For more information about Tellus Science Museum call (770) 606-5700 or visit or