We have a new science museum near us that we finally explored. It's called Tellus and it's only about a 20 minute drive from us AND it has it's own parking lot. (Anyone familiar with Atlanta knows why I am mentioning the parking!) Well, I have to say, it really is GREAT! All of us enjoyed it, even Luke...and I am contemplating a membership so we can go whenever/as often as we want.
The permanent exhibits include: The Fossil Gallery, The Mineral Gallery, Science in Motion, and the Planetarium...plus, there's a fossil dig, gem panning and "The Big Backyard", which has a million interactive things for kids. We all had a ton of fun, and Sam even enjoyed learning about things that I would have never imagined!