Our partners are so important and we accomplish a lot together. CCGMS is just one part of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and is a member of the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

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The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS), founded in 1947, promotes the popular interest and education in various Earth Sciences. The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies is made up from
seven (7) different gem, mineral, and lapidary societies from across the United States.

The Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (SFMS), founded in 1976, seeks to promote the study of Earth Sciences and the practice of Lipdary Arts and Crafts throughout the Southeastern part of the United States and is comprised from more than 80 local clubs and societies east of the Mississipi and south of North Carolina.

Tellus is a world-class 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, GA just off I-75 at exit 293. The museum’s exhibits open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus features four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope is also located at Tellus.

Eye-popping exhibits like an 80 foot-long Apatosaurus and a replica Wright flyer excite and amaze visitors of all ages. Children will have a blast conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets and more. Dazzling gems and minerals sparkle and glow alongside interactive exhibits demonstrating how the Earth moves and changes.

Our Mission: Because science matters, we engage, educate, and inspire visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences.

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